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Baker-Polito administration announces vaccine timeline for all MA residents

Baker-Polito administration announces vaccine timeline for all MA residents

March 17, 2021 - MA DPH

Timeline details dates that all remaining residents and certain worker groups will be eligible for a vaccine.

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MA DPH launching pre-registration system for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

MA DPH launching pre-registration system for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

March 11, 2021 - BCDHE

Beginning March 12, state residents can sign up to be notified when it’s their turn to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination site.

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Announces Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Announces Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

March 10, 2021 - BCDHE

Clinics at Cape Cod Community College on March 16 and 17 will be open for registration on Thursday, March 11 at 12:00 PM

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Cape Cod Healthcare Implements Updated Visitor Policy

Cape Cod Healthcare Implements Updated Visitor Policy

March 1, 2021 - CCHC

Effective March 1, 2021, one visitor will be allowed per day, per non-COVID-19 patient at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital between the hours of 12-6:00 p.m. daily. Please see full policy for detailed information.

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Cape Cod Regional Vaccine Consortium Launched

Cape Cod Regional Vaccine Consortium Launched

February 24, 2021 - CCHC

ape Cod Healthcare is leading this collaboration of local government, towns and healthcare partners, with plans for a large-scale vaccination site at Cape Cod Community College to administer vaccines to the region’s most vulnerable eligible residents.

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Rapid testing is now available at Cape Cod Healthcare

Rapid testing is now available at Cape Cod Healthcare

February 18, 2021 - CCHC

COVID-19 rapid testing is available at all Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care centers, with test results in 15 minutes.

 

 

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Announces Upcoming Vaccine Clinic

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Announces Upcoming Vaccine Clinic

February 9, 2021 - MA DPH

Drive-Thru Clinic in Orleans on Wednesday, February 17 will be open for registration on Friday, February 12 by 12:00 PM.

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New state vaccine call center launched for residents 75 and older

New state vaccine call center launched for residents 75 and older

February 9, 2021 - MA DPH

The Baker-Polito administration announced a new call center to help residents 75 and older more easily schedule a vaccine appointment if unable to access the internet or use the MA DPH website.

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Trust the Facts. Get the Vax.

Trust the Facts. Get the Vax.

February 9, 2021 - MA DPH

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health shares an important message about the safety and efficacy about the COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging state residents to get the vaccine when it’s their turn.

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Announces Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Announces Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

February 8, 2021 - BCDHE

Drive-Thru Clinics in Hyannis and Eastham will be open for registration on February 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

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Summary of Vaccine Briefing with the Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Taskforce Now Available

Summary of Vaccine Briefing with the Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Taskforce Now Available

February 4, 2021 - Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force

A full recording and transcript of the February 3, 2021 vaccine phone briefing for residents 65+ can be accessed for those unable to listen to the call.

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Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Taskforce to Hold Vaccine Phone Briefing for Residents 65+

Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Taskforce to Hold Vaccine Phone Briefing for Residents 65+

February 1, 2021 - Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force

The taskforce will hold a conference-style call to discuss vaccine information and local access on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:30pm.

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Barnstable County Announces Open Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Barnstable County Announces Open Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

January 29, 2021 - BCDHE

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment have opened up registration for a regional drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic for eligible residents to be held on Thursday, February 4.

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Barnstable County Clarifies Vaccine Process

Barnstable County Clarifies Vaccine Process

January 27, 2021 - BCDHE

Barnstable County Government provides further information for the Cape community and is committed to vaccinating residents per state phasing pending vaccine supply.

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Updated Guidance to Visitors and Members of the Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

Updated Guidance to Visitors and Members of the Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

November 6, 2020 - CCHC

Effective November 6, 2020, Massachusetts issued orders and advisories related to the size of public and private gatherings, use of face coverings in public places and time of closure for businesses or activities.

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Why Flu Vaccination is More Important than Ever This Year

Why Flu Vaccination is More
Important than Ever This Year

September 11, 2020 - CCHC

Getting a flu shot is the most recommended way to help protect your health and help prevent contracting the influenza virus. The flu shares many symptoms with COVID-19 and can, on its own, weaken a person’s immune system, making them venerable to other contagious illnesses, like COVID-19.

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Mid-Cape Location for Drive-Through Testing Moves to Cape Cod Hospital

Mid-Cape Location for Drive-Through Testing Moves to Cape Cod Hospital

July 24, 2020 - CCHC

Effective July 24, 2020, CCHC’s mid-Cape drive-through testing site will transition from the campus of Cape Cod Community College, in anticipation of resumed activity at the college, to an established location on the Cape Cod Hospital campus.

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Updated Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

Updated Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

July 23, 2020 - CCHC

Effective July 6 through Phase 3 of Reopening Massachusetts, public officials from Cape Cod and the Islands outline important safety measures for visitors, seasonal residents, non-resident homeowners and seasonal workers.

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Expanded Testing Announced

Expanded Testing Announced

June 23, 2020 - CCHC

The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force outlines preparations underway to expand COVID-19 testing on the Cape, including the opening of a second Cape Cod Healthcare testing site at Falmouth Hospital.

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COVID-19 Testing FAQs

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

June 16, 2020 - CCHC

The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force outlines information on antibody testing, quarantine and isolation, returning to work after testing positive and more in this helpful resource.

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Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

Guidance to Cape & Islands Seasonal Community

June 10, 2020 - CCHC

Effective through Phase 2 of Reopening Massachusetts, public officials from Cape Cod and The Islands outline important safety measures as visitors, seasonal residents, non-resident homeowners and seasonal workers are welcomed back.

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New CCHC Visitation Policy in Effect

New CCHC Visitation Policy in Effect

June 9, 2020 - CCHC

Subhead: Beginning June 10th, we have updated our visitation policies for non-COVID-19 patients at our hospitals and facilities.

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Safe. Ready. Here for You.

Safe. Ready. Here for You.

June 8, 2020 - CCHC

Cape Cod Healthcare continues to resume services in accordance with Phase 2 of state guidelines.

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Urgent Care Center in Falmouth Reopens

Urgent Care Center in Falmouth Reopens

June 8, 2020 - CCHC

Cape Cod Healthcare reopened its Falmouth Urgent Care location on June 8, after the location was temporarily closed during the initial surge of COVID-19 cases in order to reallocate staff and resources.

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Barnstable County Announces Region-Wide COVID-19 Helpline

COVID-19 Vaccine is Ready for Cape Cod Healthcare Staff

January 15, 2021 - BCDHE

New helpline will be staffed by Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps volunteers trained to answer questions about COVID-19, including topics such as testing and navigating the state’s three-phased approach to vaccination.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Facts: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts: What You Need to Know

January 15, 2021 - CCHC

Access vaccine information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as well as hear our own medical staff leaders address commonly asked questions about the vaccine.

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COVID-19 Vaccine is Ready for Cape Cod Healthcare Staff

COVID-19 Vaccine is Ready for Cape Cod Healthcare Staff

December 17, 2020 - CCHC

“It’s such an important moment. The ability to protect those who work every day to protect the community is incredible,” said Mike Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare.

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Expanded COVID-19 Community Testing on Cape Cod

Expanded COVID-19 Community Testing on Cape Cod

December 14, 2020 - CCHC

Safe and more affordable testing is available by appointment only at two new drive-through testing sites, located at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis and Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Massachusetts

COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Massachusetts

December 8, 2020 - MA DPH

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Initial Steps for state vaccine distribution

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Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Thanksgiving During COVID-19

November 20, 2020 - MA DPH

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers considerations to keep our families, friends and communities safe.

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Safer-at-Home Advisory

Safer-at-Home Advisory

May 18, 2020 - Mass DPH

Effective 5/18/20, Mass DPH issues guidelines reinforcing vigilance on the part of all residents as the comprehensive phased approach to Reopen Massachusetts begins.

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Guidance to Cape and Islands Seasonal Community

May 5, 2020

Public health officials from Cape Cod and The Islands outline important precautionary measures in a message to seasonal residents, workers and visitors.

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Answer the Call, Stop the Virus

Answer the Call, Stop the Virus

May 8, 2020 - Mass DPH

An important message about contact tracing for Massachusetts residents from Mass DPH and the Community Tracing Collaborative.

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Cover Your Face

Governor Baker issues executive order requiring face coverings in Massachusetts

May 4, 2020 - Mass DPH

Effective May 6th, face masks or cloth face coverings will be required to be worn in public places where social distancing is not possible.

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Don’t wait to seek care for a serious condition

April 21, 2020 - CCHN

Is your fear of COVID-19 preventing you from seeking treatment for another medical condition, like heart attack or stroke? Are you waiting too long to get care, and thereby running the risk of suffering serious and potentially fatal consequences, as a result?

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CDC has updated its list of coronavirus symptoms

April 26, 2020 - CDC

Six new symptoms added include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

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COVID-19 Update: Cape Cod Field Hospital Tour

April 14, 2020 - Mass DPH

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito tour field medical station at Joint Base Cape Cod with Cape Cod Healthcare CEO and President Mike Lauf, and announce further COVID-19 response reporting data including statewide hospital capacity and PPE distribution.

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CCHC Press Release

Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Cod Commission and Barnstable County Announce COVID-19 Community Alert Heatmap System

April 14, 2020 - CDC

Cape Cod Healthcare, in partnership with Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and Cape Cod Commission, has announced a new online COVID-19 community alert heatmap system.

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Cape Cod COVID Heatmap

COVID-19 Cases on Cape Cod

April 14, 2020 - CCHC

Cape Cod Healthcare has partnered with Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and the Cape Cod Commission to provide a map of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Cape Cod. The data in the map represent new cases and running totals for every zip code summarized at the regional level across Cape Cod, and individual zip code level data for the towns participating in this program.

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Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers

April 9, 2020 - CDC

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, the CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

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Community Donate

A call to the Cape Cod community in a time of need

March 27, 2020 - Cape Cod Health News

To adequately respond to and end the COVID-19 outbreak in our area, it is imperative for us to come together as a strong, compassionate community.

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CCHC Press Release

Falmouth Hospital Maternity and Pediatric Inpatient Services to Move to Cape Cod Hospital

April 1, 2020 - Cape Cod Healthcare

Cape Cod Healthcare will transition Falmouth Hospital maternity and pediatric inpatient services to Cape Cod Hospital.

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CCHC Press Release

Letter to Cape Cod Second Homeowners

March 27, 2020 - Cape Cod Healthcare

Cape Cod is home to over 214,000 year-round residents, who appreciate and depend upon our seasonal influx of visitors and second homeowners.

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Stop Touching Your Face

3 ways to stop touching your face

March 23, 2020 - Cape Cod Health News

To adequately respond to and end the COVID-19 outbreak in our area, it is imperative for us to come together as a strong, compassionate community.

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CCHC Press Release

Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Expanded Medical Supply Donation Program​

March 23, 2020 - Cape Cod Healthcare

Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) will expand the number of locations where residents can donate essential medical supplies to be used by healthcare providers

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CCHC Press Release

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

March 20, 2020 - Cape Cod Healthcare

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.

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