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Statement from the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment  on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Statement from the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Barnstable, MA- April 13, 2021 – Today, the FDA and CDC recommended that U.S. federal distribution channels, including all vaccination sites, pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until a review of the vaccine is completed. This is in response to an extremely rare occurrence of potentially dangerous blood clots, which was reported […]

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Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announce WetFest

Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announce WetFest

By on April 8, 2021 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release A virtual education festival to teach 3-6th graders about water and how to protect the Cape’s aquifer April 8, 2021 (Barnstable County, MA) – WETFest, an environmental and water education workshop conducted annually at schools across Barnstable County by AmeriCorps Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, is going virtual! This […]

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Cape Cod Commission Announces COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Workshop Series

Cape Cod Commission Announces COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Workshop Series

By on April 8, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

Industry-specific strategies for addressing current challenges and planning for business continuity  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 8, 2021) – The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to present the second round of its COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Workshop Series, an initiative designed to support business owners who are navigating the economic impacts of the pandemic and planning for future resiliency. This round […]

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County Awarded $10,000 to support the Community Garden Initiative and the Municipal Shellfish Program

County Awarded $10,000 to support the Community Garden Initiative and the Municipal Shellfish Program

By on April 8, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release April 8, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. | Cape Cod 5 recently awarded Barnstable County Government’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension $10,000 to support the Community Garden Initiative and the Municipal Shellfish Program. Both Extension programs are in response to the impacts of COVID‐19. “We at Cape Cod 5 are proud to be partnering […]

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County to Hold “Coastal Homeowner Buyout” Forum on April 21

County to Hold “Coastal Homeowner Buyout” Forum on April 21

By on April 7, 2021 in Misc, Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release County to Hold “Coastal Homeowner Buyout” Forum on April 21 April 7, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. | On Wednesday, April 21, Barnstable County will hold a “Coastal Homeowner Buyout Forum” to outline federal assistance programs available for homeowners who currently live in high-risk areas and may be interested in relocating. The information presented in […]

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Barnstable County to Celebrate  National County Government Month

Barnstable County to Celebrate National County Government Month

By on April 1, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

April will highlight county contributions to public health and safety, other county programs Barnstable, MA (April 1, 2021) — Barnstable County will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during April to showcase how the County supports the 15 towns across Cape Cod to achieve healthy, safe, and vibrant communities. The theme for this year’s celebration of […]

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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Welcomes Sandi Shepherd-Gay as Youth Extension Educator

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Welcomes Sandi Shepherd-Gay as Youth Extension Educator

By on March 26, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release March 26, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. | The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Program, a Barnstable County department, is pleased to announce that Sandi Shepherd-Gay has been hired as the part-time Youth Extension Educator for Barnstable County, Barnstable County 4-H. Sandi received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State University and Master of […]

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Practice environmental stewardship with AmeriCorps Cape Cod during Earth Week

Practice environmental stewardship with AmeriCorps Cape Cod during Earth Week

By on March 23, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

For Immediate Release Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod Announce 20th Annual Canal Clean-Up March 23, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. – AmeriCorps Cape Cod has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to organize the 20th Annual Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up when over 200 volunteers come annually to walk along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal and pick up hundreds […]

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State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of the P.1 COVID-19 Variant of Concern in Massachusetts, Urge Continued Protective Measures

State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of the P.1 COVID-19 Variant of Concern in Massachusetts, Urge Continued Protective Measures

BOSTON (March 16, 2021) – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that the first case of the P.1 COVID-19 variant of concern, which originated in Brazil, has been detected in Massachusetts. The individual is a woman in her 30s who resides in Barnstable County. DPH was notified of her test results from genetic […]

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Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Appoint New County Administrator

Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Appoint New County Administrator

By on March 10, 2021 in Press Releases, Recent News

  For Immediate Release March 10, 2021   (Barnstable, MA) — The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners voted today to appoint Elizabeth Albert to the Barnstable County Administrator position following the departure of Jack Yunits, Jr.   Ms. Albert, who served as Director of the Department of Human Services since 2008, will be the first […]

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