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Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Uncategorized PFAS-REACH Children’s Health Study

PFAS-REACH Children’s Health Study

Did you live or work in Hyannis before 2016? Do you have preschool age children? If so, your family may be eligible for the PFAS-REACH children’s health study. Silent Spring Institute is studying how PFAS exposures from drinking water during pregnancy and early in life may affect children’s immune systems. Participants will receive up to […]

11/9/20 at 1:36 pm     97
COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event

Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event

Information from Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event No appointment is necessary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Barnstable County – August 20, 2020 – Barnstable County residents can get a flu shot without leaving their cars at the Barnstable County complex on September 26 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, […]

8/20/20 at 3:36 pm     802
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Schools, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Watch the Replay of the Informational Webinar for School Leadership and Stakeholders During COVID-19 | August 20, 2020

Watch the Replay of the Informational Webinar for School Leadership and Stakeholders During COVID-19 | August 20, 2020

Barnstable County hosted a webinar for school departments, personnel and all stakeholders on Cape Cod and the Islands today providing clarification on topics including interpreting local data, the different kinds of tests, guidance on purchasing supplies, disinfecting vs. cleaning, and much more. Watch the replay.  

8/20/20 at 12:00 pm     289
Community Tips, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon

SAVE the DATE! Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Division is offering a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon. No appointment is necessary.  This is a service provided by Barnstable County for all residents on Cape Cod.

8/14/20 at 10:33 am     460
Community Tips, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment recently updated the public on coronavirus-related contact tracing within Barnstable County. Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

7/8/20 at 8:48 am     540
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

News Release – Massachusetts Department of Public Health Residents urged to start using bug spray to avoid getting bitten BOSTON (July 3, 2020) –  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of […]

7/3/20 at 9:00 am     615
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Health Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Barnstable County Health Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

In the first day of screenings for COVID-19 at the Cape Cod Community College drive-thru testing facility, 45 patients were tested according to Barnstable County health officials. Officials believe that the number of patients tested will continue to increase in the coming days and weeks.

3/19/20 at 10:20 am     291      , ,
Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, World Health News Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Barnstable County Public Health officials are closely working with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable County Public Health officials encourage residents to stay informed about COVID-19.

3/2/20 at 5:19 pm     1528