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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     129
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     424
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     1202
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     473
Community Tips, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon

SAVE the DATE! Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Division is offering a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon. No appointment is necessary.  This is a service provided by Barnstable County for all residents on Cape Cod.

8/14/20 at 10:33 am     766
Community Tips, COVID-19, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 August 7, 2020: Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Update: New Measures on Enforcing Public Health Orders

August 7, 2020: Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Update: New Measures on Enforcing Public Health Orders

Following a careful review of public health data and working with health officials, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made an announcement today regarding updates aimed at reducing further COVID transmission and maintaining the progress Massachusetts has made thus far. The state is creating an interagency COVID-19 Enforcement and Intervention Team to provide coordinated, targeted […]

8/7/20 at 2:31 pm     652
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     1064
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     1164