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COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized COVID-19 Community Health Quarterly Newsletter, Spring Edition

Community Health Quarterly Newsletter, Spring Edition

Did you know that April is National County Government Month (NCGM)? It’s a time when we can reflect on the important role that county government plays in supporting our community and the local health departments that serve the 15 towns of Cape Cod. This year, the theme of National County Government month is “Thrive”.  As we learn […]

4/11/22 at 2:30 pm     153     
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Upcoming Rabies Clinics

Upcoming Rabies Clinics

March 23, 2022 | Sponsored by Cape Cod Veterinary Offices and Cape Cod & Southeast MA Rabies Task Force The Cape Cod and Southeast MA Rabies Task Force would like to announce upcoming local rabies clinics and encourage everyone to have your animals vaccinated. Domestic pets have been identified as the link between rabies and humans, […]

3/24/22 at 9:44 am     514     
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories 3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

March 17, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – While Barnstable County continues to experience an overall decline in COVID-19 case numbers as reported by the MA Department of Public Health, officials advise that additional variants of concern are likely to emerge and emphasize the need for the public to remain prepared. The Health Department urges all residents and […]

3/17/22 at 2:42 pm     347
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories, Uncategorized COVID-19 12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). The DPH particularly urges this recommendation if you have a […]

12/21/21 at 1:06 pm     700
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom, State of Massachusetts Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a review of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated Massachusetts residents and found nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have not resulted in hospitalization or death.

12/21/21 at 12:04 pm     728
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Uncategorized COVID-19 BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment opened registration for its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, which will occur every Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm beginning November 18, at the Harborview Conference Room.

11/12/21 at 11:12 am     426
Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC)

Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) October 22, 2021 – Barnstable, MA | The Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC), a division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, […]

10/22/21 at 1:00 pm     287
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

In-person PCR testing will now take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Eastham Police Department located at 2550 State Highway (Route 6). Participants are instructed to follow signs to the police station’s rear parking lot and park in the area designated for testing participants. Clinic staff will then provide instructions on how to access the testing facility

9/17/21 at 3:22 pm     431