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July 19, 2021 – Provincetown, MA | Provincetown Residents and Visitors Urged to Take Precautions Due to Uptick of COVID-19 Cases

July 19, 2021 – Provincetown, MA | Provincetown Residents and Visitors Urged to Take Precautions Due to Uptick of COVID-19 Cases

from Town of Provincetown Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Following the 4th of July weekend, there was an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Provincetown in addition to individuals reporting COVID-like symptoms. COVID-19 infection has occurred in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. As of Friday July 16, 132 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 had […]

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Information & Updates

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Information & Updates

COVID-19 Important News and Updates FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine April 26, 2021 – Following a thorough safety review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC) have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of Janssen (Johnson & […]

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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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Phase 2 of the vaccination schedule will begin Feb. 1 (Monday) for people age 75+

Phase 2 of the vaccination schedule will begin Feb. 1 (Monday) for people age 75+

Governor Baker announced today: Phase 2 of the vaccination schedule will begin Feb. 1 (Monday) for people age 75+. Later in February, age 65 +and people with 2+ co-morbidities will be eligible – depending on vaccine supply from federal government. New mass vaccination sites were also announced. In addition to the site at Gillette Stadium […]

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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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