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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     54
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     60
Businesses and Employers, Children and Family, Community Tips, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 New Safety Protocols for Businesses and Residents

New Safety Protocols for Businesses and Residents

Governor Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito announced new safety protocols for businesses and residents. These are targeted measures to intervene and disrupt rising trends in the health data. The work is to keep our businesses and schools open. The effective date of all orders and advisories was on Friday 11/6/2020. See graphics summarizing new Executive Orders […]

11/9/20 at 1:13 pm     32
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     193
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Science, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts’ of someone with Covid-19

CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts’ of someone with Covid-19

October 22, 2020 – The CDC yesterday expanded its definition of a “close contact” of someone with Covid-19. The agency now defines this as someone who spent a cumulative 15 minutes or more within six feet of someone who was infectious over 24 hours, even if the time isn’t consecutive. Previously, the agency defined “close contact” as […]

10/22/20 at 12:42 pm     209
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, Schools, Uncategorized COVID-19 Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

Concerning COVID-19 in Massachusetts, we have a lot to be optimistic about. We are viewed around the country as a leader in developing strategies to reduce the spread of infection. Reopening our schools is safe because we’ve gotten the rates of transmission down to a low level. If we were in another state, we would […]

9/1/20 at 12:51 pm     255
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     803
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     290