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Vaccination Rollout Information

Vaccination Rollout Information

Vaccination Rollout Update: Visit https://bit.ly/2X9M3nj

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New COVID-19 Test Sites are NOW OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS

New COVID-19 Test Sites are NOW OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS

Book an appointment in advance by calling the Community Testing Line at at 508-534-7103 ***Anyone who arrives at a test site without an appointment will be turned away. Be sure to schedule your appointment *** Hours of operation and location for each of the testing sites are as follows: Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis Hours: […]

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December 9, 2020 – Baker-Polito Administration Announces Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

December 9, 2020 – Baker-Polito Administration Announces Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Vaccination Information Released on December 9, 2020 from the Governor’s Office BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced allocation and distribution plans for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Massachusetts set to begin around December 15. The state’s first shipment of 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered from the federal […]

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Statewide Rollback to Phase 3, Step 1

Statewide Rollback to Phase 3, Step 1

The measures outlined below with go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13. The entire Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Reopening Plan. In addition, the following updates to capacity limits will go into effect: · Outdoor gatherings at event venues and public spaces to 50 people · Outdoor […]

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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> […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Consent forms are available to download and print at https://www.barnstablecountyhealth.org/programs-and-services/public-health-nurse FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Barnstable County – August 20, 2020 – Barnstable County residents can get a flu shot without leaving their cars at the Barnstable County […]

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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.

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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 […]

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