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Upcoming Meetings

Dec
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Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ Eastwing Conference Room, Barnstable County Complex
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings *Meeting dates & times are approximate. Please visit our Meeting Documents page to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You[...]
Dec
16
Wed
4:00 pm Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Assembly of Delegates Public Mee...
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
Assembly of Delegates Public Meeting @ Eastwing Conference Room, Barnstable County Complex
Assembly of Delegates Public Meetings *Meeting dates & times are approximate. Please visit our Meeting Documents page to view official agendas posted with meeting dates & start times.  Can’t make it to the meeting? You[...]

Public Health Notices

Effective November 6, 2020 – New Safety Protocols and Executive Orders During COVID-19

Effective November 6, 2020 – New Safety Protocols and Executive Orders During COVID-19

By on November 2, 2020 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

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 HERE> […]

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

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

By on October 22, 2020 in Public Health Notices

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 […]

5 Things to Remember if You Are Attending Barnstable County’s Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event on Saturday 9/26

5 Things to Remember if You Are Attending Barnstable County’s Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event on Saturday 9/26

By on September 25, 2020 in Misc, Public Health Notices, Recent News

If you’re going to the #BarnstableCounty’s Drive Thru Flu Shot event on Saturday: √ Enter complex from Railroad Ave. √ Bring printed consent form.  Download and print at https://bit.ly/3mbLVi6 √ Bring your insurance card. √ Wear clothing with easy access to upper arm. √ Leave pets at home. Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot […]

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Do you have a question related to COVID-19 or the 4-Phased Reopening Approach?

Recent News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

By on November 26, 2020 in Recent News

We are thankful for you! Though our Thanksgiving may look differently this year, we are grateful to you, our residents and visitors for your continued commitment to help us flatten the curve. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! From all of us at Barnstable County.

The Dredge Report – Week of November 15, 2020

The Dredge Report – Week of November 15, 2020

By on November 25, 2020 in Dredge Updates, Misc, Recent News

The Sand Shifter started dredge operation in the Parker River entrance channel on Monday and continued throughout the week. This project is the first of several for the town of Yarmouth. Once completed, we’ll be moving to Bass River working from entrance up to and under Route 28.   The Cod Fish II is still […]

In Time for the Holidays: 2021 UMASS Garden Calendars Now Available

In Time for the Holidays: 2021 UMASS Garden Calendars Now Available

By on November 23, 2020 in Recent News

The 2021 UMass Garden Calendars are now available for purchase. Use our calendar to plan your garden and other tasks. It’s filled with colorful images and daily tips on landscaping from when to mulch to when to clean your garden tools. This year’s feature article is Vegetable Gardening. The article goes over the basics, talks […]

11:23 AM November 23, 2020 | Tornado Warning

11:23 AM November 23, 2020 | Tornado Warning

By on November 23, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

Tornado Warning Alert: The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a * Tornado Warning for… Northeastern Dukes County in southeastern Massachusetts… Southeastern Barnstable County in southeastern Massachusetts… * Until noon EST. * At 1122 AM EST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Edgartown, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD…Tornado. […]

The Dredge Report – Week of November 8, 2020

The Dredge Report – Week of November 8, 2020

By on November 18, 2020 in Dredge Updates, Recent News

The winds just kept up and never gave us a break with one day a repeat of the next: Monday – Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 knots, Tuesday – Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25, Wednesday – West winds 10 – 15 with gusts to 20 […]

Effective November 6, 2020
Effective November 6, 2020 – all residents of Massachusetts are advised to stay home between the hours of 10pm and 5am. See new Executive Orders and Stay-at-Home Advisories.

Summary of Executive Orders and Stay-at-Home Advisory effective November 6, 2020 (click to enlarge)

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