timeline 1/13/20

March 4, 2021





We have recently started reporting probable cases due to the increase in availability of the antigen tests.   For explanation of the difference in the tests, please see our testing page (click here).

Important information: 
COVID Symptoms & PreventionCOVID Testing Information

MA Stay-at Home Advisory

MA Re-opening (Phase 3 step 2 )
Travel Order Information & Guidance for people in Quarantine (printable instructions here)
MA Vaccine InformationBarnstable County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
2.26.21 Code RedCode Red Sign up
Request to supply COVID-19 vaccine for Cape Cod Regional Vaccine Consortium







Open for registration tomorrow, Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM: TWO indoor COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Cape Cod Community College gymnasium.


Date and times for these clinics:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


These clinics will be published, searchable and OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS at the following website:


Who is eligible: 

  • individuals age 75 and older, (Please note caregivers who accompany someone age 75+ are not eligible for this clinic)
  • individuals age 65-74, 
  • individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions,
  • residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing. 


*Please note that early education, childcare workers, and K-12 workers are not eligible to schedule appointments until March 11, 2021, and therefore are not eligible to register for these clinics on March 9 and March 11. This group will be able to register for future clinics starting on March 11.  


These clinics are not drive-thru clinics and will be held in the gymnasium at the college. They are wheelchair accessible with staff available to provide assistance if necessary.


Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.


Registration Tip: When going to, scroll down until you see this clinic listed. We advise that you do not type in the date or any other parameters in the search.


These clinics are organized by Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and are separate from clinics offered by Cape Cod Healthcare.

    3.3.21 Eligibility Starting March 11, 2021, K-12 educators, child care workers, and K-12 school staff are eligible to schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccine.     Vaccine supply remains very limited.  Those that are able to travel to the mass vaccination sites off cape are recommended to do so.  

    The information on eligibility and locations can be found here. DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE CLINIC UNLESS YOU MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - IDs will be checked and those that do not meet eligibility requirements will be turned away.  

    Plans for the remaining steps of are ongoing.   

    Please check here for the latest updates.

    Use to register for clinics for state and county clinics.

    Use to find available sites (CVS, Stop & Shop, links for state/regional sites)

    2.25.21 - Governor Baker announced on 3/1/21 the state would move to Phase III Step 1. 

    This includes the following updates to businesses, activities and capacities:skates

    • Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons
    • Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity
    • Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50% and exclude employees
    • Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table and 90 minute limits remain in place

    Residents must continue to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and are encouraged to avoid contact outside of their immediate households. The Travel Advisory and other public health orders remain in effect.

    Governor Baker also announced on 3/22/21 Phase IV, step 1 will begin.  

    This will open a range of previously closed business sectors under tight capacity restrictions that are expected to be adjusted over time if favorable trends in the public health data continue. Effective on the planned advancement to Step 1 of Phase IV, the following industries will be permitted to operate at a strict 12% capacity limit after submitting a plan to the Department of Public Health (DPH):

    • Indoor and outdoor stadiumsGo Red Sox!!!!
    • Arenas
    • Ballparks

    Also effective on March 22, gathering limits for event venues and in public settings will increase to 100 people indoors and 150 people outdoors. Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in private backyards will remain at a maximum of 25 people, with indoor house gatherings remaining at 10 people.

    Additionally, dance floors will be permitted at weddings and other events only, and overnight summer camps will be allowed to operate this coming summer. Exhibition and convention halls may also begin to operate, following gatherings limits and event protocols. Other Phase IV sectors must continue to remain closed. 

      elpful Links –

      CDC Coronavirus Disease

      Mass State Coronavirus Webpage

      Information on Contract Tracing MA State COVID-19 Cases - Total Number, including breakdown by town
       Barnstable County website - total cases 

      Coronavirus summary from Johns Hopkins

      World Health Organization - Current Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19) Outbreak

      What is a coronavirus video - Johns Hopkins 

      CCH Coronavirus Page

      COVID-19 Global Cases by John Hopkins CSSE

      CCH Visitation Restrictions 

      Information for Businesses (Town of Eastham compiled)

      CCH - Instruction on being tested 

      The President's Coronavirus Guidelines 

      Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers 

      Outercape Health Care Info on testing

      Eastham policy on Face Coverings

      Lower Cape Outreach 

      Nauset Pulse Newsletter

      CDC Guidance on Running Essential Errands

      Coping with Stress

      MSPCA Coronavirus

      CDC Website on COVID-19 & Animals

      Boston Globe Article on Bottle Redemption

      Eastham Covid-19 symptoms and prevention page

      Helpful Links on Re-Opening

      Re-Opening MA

      Re-opening phase by business category


      MA Reopening website

      Re-opening mandatory safety standards for workplaces

      6.1.20 Executive Order in Advance of Phase II

      COVID-19 Control Plan (for business reopening)

      Employer poster

      Compliance attestation (to be completed & posted before opening)

      Outdoor Recreational Activities Guidance (including Beaches & Boating)

      Guidance for industries on the reopening plan

      CDC Guidance on reopening (includes business, outdoor recreation, schools)

      CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

      CDC guidance on visiting parks & recreational facilities

      CDC pool guidelines

      MA State playground, spray decks, & outdoor fitness activites

      MA State pool guidelines

      Cape Cod Reopening Task Force

      Places of Worship Safety Standards & Checklist

      State Emergency Orders

      State of Emergency Declaration by Governor Baker (website for all orders here)

      3.18.20 Closure of Childcare Centers

      3.27.20 14 day quarantine after travel instructions

      4.28.20 Governor Baker's Order to close all nonessential businesses

      COVID-19 List of essential businesses

      3.31.20 Hotel, Motel, Short Term Rental Guidance (Governor's Office)

      4.7.20 Grocery Store Occupancy Order 

      5.11.20 Plan for reopening

      Stay at Home, Alone together