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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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Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Highlights Ongoing Planning for COVID-19 Testing on Cape Cod this Summer

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Highlights Ongoing Planning for COVID-19 Testing on Cape Cod this Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Schulze, Communications Director June 18, 2020 Frank.Schulze@masenate.gov (CAPE COD) Today, the Cape Cod Reopening Task Force and regional health partners announced plans to increase access to testing on Cape Cod this summer to detect and contain the novel coronavirus. In a morning press availability, Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Mike Lauf, […]

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Latest Coronavirus Updates & Information

Latest Coronavirus Updates & Information

By on March 12, 2020 in Public Health Notices

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 in our community.

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March 2, 2019 | Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

March 2, 2019 | Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

PRESS RELEASE Information from Barnstable County and Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment www.barnstablecounty.org www.barnstablecountyhealth.org/ Press Contacts: Sean O’Brien, Barnstable County Department of Environment & Health | 508-375-6618 | sobrien@barnstablecounty.org Erika Woods, Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment | 508-375-6620 | erika.woods@barnstablecounty.org Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News March 2, 2020 For Immediate Release | […]

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March 2, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

March 2, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in Asia and Europe and the progress of the COVID-19 cases in the United States.  We will continue to review and post the most up-to-date information from dependable sources to keep you informed. Each community in Barnstable County has an emergency response plan […]

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