A Wind Chill Watch has been issued for much of the region where wind chills may drop to -20F to -40F late Friday night and Saturday morning. In addition, gale […]Read More
...to promote a healthy Cape Cod community through disease prevention and control, health and safety education, environmental protection and emergency preparedness.
The Department of Health and Environment was established in 1926 to provide regional efficiencies throughout the 15 towns of Barnstable County, while supporting the autonomy of local boards of health. The Department provides a diversity of services that promote public health and environmental protection, from emergency planning, to monitoring of water, land, and air, to disease prevention, inspectional services, COVID-19 pandemic response, and even the practical application of providing loans for septic system repair and replacement. The physical and mental well-being of Barnstable County’s residents, alongside protection of our sensitive ecosystems, are our top priorities.
A coastal storm lifts offshore today (Monday). Hazards include: For more information, visit the National Weather Service website at: www.weather.gov/box.Read More
Before you get that scratchy feeling in your throat, there ARE some things you can do to boost your immune system’s ability to keep you feeling healthy this winter. Some of these winter wellness tips might feel like advice you’ve heard before, but that’s because they’re proven ways to keep your immune system healthy.Read More