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Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention, Recreation, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 6 Things We Need to Do When Going to the Beach this Summer

6 Things We Need to Do When Going to the Beach this Summer

There are several actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus when you go to the beach this summer. Yes, these actions might be an inconvenience – but right now, the actions we take will make a difference in the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors, […]

8/6/20 at 9:53 am     55
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized Please Show Up With A Mask

Please Show Up With A Mask

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment is exploring new ways to convey to young locals and visitors the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic and launched the #ShowUpWithAMask campaign today. We get it. It’s summer and you would rather be on the beach or at a get-together with friends, but Cape Cod […]

7/29/20 at 10:41 am     275
Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 The Continued Importance of Face Coverings and Masks

The Continued Importance of Face Coverings and Masks

Cloth face coverings and masks continue to be important in the prevention of COVID-19 spreading.  They are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source […]

7/20/20 at 7:45 pm     144
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     302
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     325
Community Tips, COVID-19, Uncategorized Message from the Barnstable County Hazardous Waste Program: Illegal Dumping During COVID-19

Message from the Barnstable County Hazardous Waste Program: Illegal Dumping During COVID-19

April 16, 2020 – Since transfer stations have either reduced what they accept or are not currently open, we have seen an increase in illegal dumping occurring on Cape Cod. In response, please see the preliminary list of commercial locations accepting construction and demolition debris and check back for updates. Companies currently accepting C & […]

4/20/20 at 11:30 am     138
COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Newsroom, Uncategorized Barnstable County Health Officials Cautious About Re-Opening Plan

Barnstable County Health Officials Cautious About Re-Opening Plan

Barnstable County health officials are cautious about entering into the phases of the federal governments re-opening plan until they evaluate data over the next couple of weeks. The guidelines for the re-opening plan titled “Opening up America Again” outline three phases for states to gradually ease their lock downs.

4/19/20 at 6:07 pm     566     CapeCod.com
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science, Newsroom, Uncategorized Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count

The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track details about every confirmed case in the United States, collecting information from federal, state and local officials around the clock. The numbers in this article are being updated several times a day based on the latest information our journalists are gathering from around […]

4/17/20 at 11:36 am     950     New York Times