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Gov. Charlie Baker Orders Non-Essential Businesses to Cease In-Person Operations

Gov. Charlie Baker Orders Non-Essential Businesses to Cease In-Person Operations

By on March 23, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

March 23, 2020 – Today, Gov. Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th, 12:00 PM until Tuesday, April 7th, 12:00 PM. Businesses and organizations not providing […]

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Has Your Employment Been Affected by the Coronavirus?

Has Your Employment Been Affected by the Coronavirus?

By on March 21, 2020 in Department News, Recent News

Massachusetts residents whose employment is being affected by the coronavirus can file claims for benefits. This past week, Governor Baker signed legislation to allow for a waiver of the one week waiting period for unemployment insurance payments. Visit the Department of Unemployment website to read the latest information on how to apply for benefits, including […]

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Information Regarding Unemployment Insurance During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Information Regarding Unemployment Insurance During the Coronavirus Outbreak

For Immediate Release   Media Contact:  Sonja Sheasley, Communications Manager 508‐375‐6896 sonja.sheasley@barnstablecounty.org   Unemployment Insurance During the Coronavirus Outbreak Barnstable, Massachusetts, March 20, 2020 – The Barnstable County Department of Human Services, in service to the Barnstable County Incident Command COVID-19 response, wishes to bring to the public’s attention the following information for workers who […]

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Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Physician Policy Update for COVID-19 Testing

Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Physician Policy Update for COVID-19 Testing

By on March 20, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

(Hyannis, MA – March 20, 2020) Due to an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 testing since the roll out of drive-through testing this week, Cape Cod Healthcare has revised its policy relative to physicians able to order testing for patients. As of March 20, 2020, a physician must have affiliated status with Cape Cod Healthcare to […]

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Barnstable County Government is Open in Limited Capacity

Barnstable County Government is Open in Limited Capacity

By on March 20, 2020 in Recent News

Barnstable County is open in a limited capacity. All offices are closed to the public except the Water Quality Laboratory and the Registry of Deeds. The County Lab will be open until 1pm today, March 20, 2020. The Registry of Deeds is open for electronic and mailing recordings only.  

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Barnstable County Continues to Prepare for Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases

Barnstable County Continues to Prepare for Increased Number of COVID-19 Cases

By on March 20, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 20, 2020 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to review the current COVID-19 conditions and to discuss preparation efforts in the county. Agencies present on the call included over 75 representatives from across Cape Cod’s 15 towns and Nantucket.

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Instructions for Receiving COVID-19 Testing

Instructions for Receiving COVID-19 Testing

By on March 17, 2020 in Recent News

If you feel you need to be tested for COVID-19, please visit  

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Important Message from Barnstable County Administration

Important Message from Barnstable County Administration

By on March 17, 2020 in Recent News

Barnstable County, through its Health Department and Regional Emergency Planning Center, is using every effort to assist our Medical staff and first responders across Cape Cod to protect our citizens and seniors. We urge you to take this matter seriously and follow the Governor’s warnings. Please put your faith in the science and disregard contrarian […]

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Barnstable County Closures today

Barnstable County Closures today

By on March 16, 2020 in Recent News

Barnstable County offices are closed today, March 16 and tomorrow March 17.  The Lab remains open. UPDATE: The Registry of Deeds is open today for recordings only.  We will make a determination regarding tomorrow and future days at a later time.

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Cape Cod Healthcare confirms first COVID-19 patient in Barnstable County

Cape Cod Healthcare confirms first COVID-19 patient in Barnstable County

By on March 14, 2020 in Press Releases, Recent News

March 14, 2020 – Cape Cod Healthcare has just confirmed the first COVID-19 patient in Barnstable County. Please read the full press release http://bit.ly/2w6E9B5 We continue to ask residents to take proper precautions, including social distancing and regular hand-washing. Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Director Sean O’Brien offers this statement to our communities […]

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