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Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Low-flying helicopters to distribute rabies vaccines for wildlife on Upper Cape Cod

Low-flying helicopters to distribute rabies vaccines for wildlife on Upper Cape Cod

In an attempt to get rabies vaccines to raccoons and other wildlife, oral rabies vaccine baits will be distributed by helicopter and vehicles starting Monday in portions of Barnstable and Plymouth counties. The distribution of the vaccine baits north and west of the Cape Cod Canal will continue through June 4, according to a press release from […]

5/6/21 at 12:05 am     9          Cape Cod Times
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom For Immediate Release: Barnstable County Clarifies the Vaccination Process

For Immediate Release: Barnstable County Clarifies the Vaccination Process

Barnstable County Government seeks to clarify that although residents seventy-five years and older will be the next group eligible (Phase 2) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning Monday, February 1, most will not find an available appointment immediately on Cape Cod. The reasons for the delay in the timeline are twofold: we are still in […]

1/27/21 at 2:46 pm     951
COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Announces Region-wide Helpline to Address COVID-19-Related Questions

Barnstable County Announces Region-wide Helpline to Address COVID-19-Related Questions

10 Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers prepare to begin taking calls next Tuesday For Immediate Release  January 15, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment announced today the launch of a regionwide helpline to respond to COVID-19 related questions starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. 10 Cape […]

1/15/21 at 7:32 pm     1307
COVID-19, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Staff in the Community Barnstable County plans to open five regional vaccination clinics

Barnstable County plans to open five regional vaccination clinics

Barnstable County officials said they plan to work with local towns to open five regional COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Cape Cod as early as phase two of the state’s vaccine schedule, which starts next month. “We have the framework here. What I see happening is a hybrid model,” said Sean O’Brien, director of the Barnstable […]

1/15/21 at 7:26 pm     677     Cape Cod Times
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Learn about Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Learn about Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Vaccination Information Released on December 9, 2020 from the Governor’s Office BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced allocation and distribution plans for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Massachusetts set to begin around December 15. The state’s first shipment of 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered from the federal […]

12/9/20 at 10:41 am     757
Businesses and Employers, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Massachusetts Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1, Effective December 13, 2020

Massachusetts Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1, Effective December 13, 2020

The measures outlined below with go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13. The entire Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Reopening Plan. In addition, the following updates to capacity limits will go into effect: · Outdoor gatherings at event venues and public spaces to 50 people · Outdoor […]

12/8/20 at 10:44 am     237
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     375
Community Tips, COVID-19, Local Health News, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized COVID-19 Executive Orders – Effective November 6, 2020 |  Summary

Executive Orders – Effective November 6, 2020 | Summary

                                             

11/9/20 at 11:20 am     545