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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     523
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     827
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     732
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     324
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     843     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     1752     New York Times
COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Newsroom, Uncategorized Barnstable County official: Closures could go on for weeks

Barnstable County official: Closures could go on for weeks

“You look at what we’re going through now and it’s very unprecedented,” Sean O’Brien, director of the county’s Department of Health and the Environment, said during a morning news briefing. It is possible state officials could extend the stay-at-home advisory and mandatory closure of nonessential businesses by one to three weeks, O’Brien said.

4/16/20 at 10:57 pm     557     Cape Cod Times
COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Newsroom, Uncategorized Through the COVID-19 Crisis, Barnstable County Continues to Work for You

Through the COVID-19 Crisis, Barnstable County Continues to Work for You

Barnstable County Government’s most pressing obligation is to assist and coordinate services to Cape Cod residents and the 15 municipalities on Cape Cod. In times of emergency and crisis, our tasks step up as we lead the regional collaborative response.

4/14/20 at 5:18 pm     624     Barnstable County Website