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Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Does Barnstable County Keep a Waitlist for People Seeking COVID-19 Appointments?

Does Barnstable County Keep a Waitlist for People Seeking COVID-19 Appointments?

The County is receiving requests to be added to a waitlist for the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no general waitlist, but there’s a mechanism in the registration system to schedule overflow if someone cancels. This prevents vaccine being wasted. If you register for our clinic and see an option to join a waitlist, please understand […]

2/2/21 at 1:11 pm     1063
COVID-19, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Mass.gov COVID-19 Video Updates and Press Releases

Mass.gov COVID-19 Video Updates and Press Releases

  Access the latest COVID-19 Video Updates and Press Releases from Governor Baker. 

1/4/21 at 7:02 pm     597
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     817
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     268
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Food and Shelter, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19, Volunteering Hunger is rising on Cape Cod. This holiday season, here’s how you can help.

Hunger is rising on Cape Cod. This holiday season, here’s how you can help.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the table that so many Cape Codders had neatly laid their lives upon. The cost of living on Cape Cod was already high, and many year-round residents were cobbling together their finances with a handful of jobs. With so many in-person industries crippled by the pandemic, budgets are stretched thinner and […]

12/2/20 at 2:19 pm     245
Community Tips, Food and Shelter, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Two Drive-Thru Food Distribution Locations for November & December – Orleans & West Barnstable

Two Drive-Thru Food Distribution Locations for November & December – Orleans & West Barnstable

The U.S. Farmers to Families Food Box program is now available at two locations: Orleans – The old Cape Cod 5 headquarters, 19 West Road, Orleans, MA West Barnstable – Cape Cod Community College, 2040 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA To reserve your box of food, you must register online by clicking this link:  www.mmsfi.org  […]

11/16/20 at 11:44 am     352
Community Tips, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Thanksgiving During COVID-19: Keep it Small, Stay Vigilant

Thanksgiving During COVID-19: Keep it Small, Stay Vigilant

It is imperative to understand the risk in our community to inform our decisions. Right now, community spread is increasing on Cape Cod. As the holiday season approaches, the choices we make will significantly impact what the winter looks like in our region. We are still very fortunate that we are not in a “shut […]

11/12/20 at 10:53 am     292
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     416