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Category: COVID-19

CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster

September 1, 2022 | Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech […]

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CommonHealth: Barnstable County’s Interim Public Health Nurse Maurice Melchiono discusses COVID in the new school year

By Gabrielle Emanuel, WBUR Health Reporter How should we be thinking about COVID as we head into a new school year? Universal mask requirements, “test-to-stay” policies and contact tracing are […]

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CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk

8/11/2022 | CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and […]

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FDA Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Down to 6 Months of Age

June 17, 2022 | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include […]

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COVID-19: What’s next?

Barnstable County officials are often asked about COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations now that the country is transitioning from pandemic response to pandemic adaptation. COVID-19 cases are currently surging in our […]

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Community Health Newsletter

COVID-19: Where are we now and where are we going? No matter what, we will THRIVE.

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Travel and COVID-19

Travel during a global pandemic can be a daunting prospect. Here are some resources that will help you prepare for your trip.

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To Mask or Not to Mask?

Now that COVID-19 cases have declined since this winter’s Omicron surge, the choice isn’t always obvious. Here are some tips from CDC to help you make an informed decision.

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3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

March 17, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – While Barnstable County continues to experience an overall decline in COVID-19 case numbers as reported by the MA Department of Public Health, officials advise that […]

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