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Category: COVID-19

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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1/6/22 | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Issues Advisory As COVID-19 Cases Continue Post-Holiday Surge

Recent COVID-19 PCR test results at County test sites and at Cape Cod Healthcare are showing percentage positivity of 20% and higher. January 6, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County continues to […]

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12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination […]

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Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a review of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated Massachusetts residents and found nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have not resulted in hospitalization or death.

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Status of COVID-19 Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits in Barnstable County

The home test kits have already been distributed in four Barnstable County towns that were determined by the Commonwealth to have the greatest number of residents with financial need: Barnstable, Dennis, Eastham and Orleans

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