Latest statement from the Town of Eastham

As of November 30, 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in Eastham is 31. 


The Town of Eastham Staff recommend using this resource for accurate, up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 in Eastham and all of Massachusetts.


Barnstable County has a useful website for numbers of cases by Town.


Information on the symptoms of Covid-19 and prevention methods, can be found here.

We are currently in Phase 3 Step 2 of the Governor's Re-opening Plan.  To find more information on re-opening and the different phases, please click here.  






Information on testing locations and the different types of tests can be found at the links below.  


Difference between the test types


MA State Testing Locator 


Barnstable County Health Complilation of testing sites 


Whole Health Pharmacy - $0 for testing.  


Outercape Health COVID testing information - only provides testing to individuals experiencing symptoms.  


Cape Cod Healthcare - only provides testing to individuals experiencing symptoms.  


CVS (Station Ave in S. Yarmouth; Post Office Square in Harwichport) - If you are experiencing symptoms, information can be found here.  information on testing if asymptomatic can be found here.  Testing cost for asymptomatic people is $139. 


Carewell (S. Dennis) - Testing cost is $160 


All information is of 11/12/20 and subject to change.


On July 24, 2020 Governor Baker announced a new travel order requiring a MANDATORY 14 day quarantine for travelers arriving in Massachusetts, except for those covered by the limited exemptions below.  Property owners, or their representatives, must inform their tenants of the requirement to quarantine AND fill out the travel form (see below).
The exemptions are:
  • Travelers arriving from lower risk states (see for current list; graphic shows lower risk as of 11.27.20)low risk 8.6.20

  • Travelers who have received a negative COVID-19 test results in the previous 72 hours (click here for testing locations in MA)

  • Limited circumstance specific exemptions (transitory travel, patients seeking/receiving medical care, military personnel, workers providing critical infrastructure services)

All travelers, except for those arriving from a lower risk state or those who meet the circumstance specific exemptions,  must complete and submit the on-line Massachusetts Travel Form, whether they are arriving in Massachusetts by airplane, bus, train, automobile, or any other means.


The form can be found here: A person who is required to but does not submit the Massachusetts Travel Form may be subject to a civil fine of $500 per day.
Travelers who do not meet the exemptions must quarantine beginning immediately upon arrival.  The quarantine must continue for a period of 14 days unless the traveler leaves the state sooner. 
  • The requirements for quarantining are as follows:

  • Travelers, along with their travel party, must separate from all other people for 14 days.

  • Travelers must not be in public or otherwise leave the identified quarters.

  • The living quarters must have a separate bathroom facility for each individual or family group. Access to a sink with soap, water, and paper towels is necessary. Cleaning supplies (e.g. household cleaning wipes, bleach) must be available in the bathroom.

  • Travelers must have a way to self-quarantine from other household members if a fever or other symptoms develop, in a separate room(s) with a door.  

  • During the quarantine period, no one else should be in the living quarters other than those in the Travel Party, including hotel staff or delivery persons, as applicable.

  • Food must be delivered to the living quarters.

  • Travelers are not to leave their living quarters except to receive urgent medical care. 

  • Travelers should remain aware of potential COVID like symptoms including:  fever (temperature over 100.0 degrees); cough; difficulty breathing; shortness of breath; chills; muscle or body aches; runny nose or nasal congestion; new loss of taste or smell; headache; nausea; vomiting or diarrhea. Travelers with any of these symptoms should immediately contact a healthcare provider.

More information on the requirements can be found on the state travel website:

complianceTo register a complaint or report a matter requiring investigation, contact or 508.240.5900 ext. 3230. Your concern will be routed to the appropriate staff for follow up. Due to the high volume of complaints and concerns, you may only hear from staff if they have further questions about the incident.


Click here to report unsafe working conditions under COVID-19 RE-Opening Workplace Safety Standards, or call Dept. of Labor Standards hotline (508) 616-0461, ext. 9488.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Health Department at 508.240.5900 x3230 or x3230

On November 2, 2020 Governor Baker announces several new orders as a result of rising COVID-19 case numbers.  It is critically important for everybody to follow the orders, not just for their own saftery, but for the health and safety of their family and loved ones.  Starting Friday, November 6, all residents of Massachusetts are advised to stay home between the hours of 10pm and 5 am. 

In order to comply with this advisory, between the hours of 10pm and 5am, you must:

 - Only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking emergency medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up take-out food, or receiving deliveries.  If you do leave home, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others and wearing a face covering.

- Not have gatherings in your home with anybody outside of your household.

- Comply with all Governor’s Orders, including orders requiring face coverings, limiting gatherings, and mandating early closure of businesses.

- Practice social distancing and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others if you go outside to get fresh air.

- Use remote modes of communication like phone or video chat instead of visiting friends or family.

Taking these steps is critical to preventing the spread of the virus, protecting the lives of you and your loved ones, and preserving our acute care hospital and other health care systems’ capacity.

Also issued: 

Governor's COVID-19 Oder #53 (issued November 2, 2020, effective November 6, 12:01 AM) Requires the early closure of certain businesses and activities each night at 9:30 PM. The 9:30 PM closure requirement is aligned with the Stay At Home Advisory and together the two new initiatives are designed to further limit activities that could lead to COVID-19 transmission.

Governor's COVID-19 Order #54 (issued November 2, 2020, effective November 6, 12:01 AM) Reduced gathering size limit for gatherings at private residences: indoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 25 people.

Indoor gatherings at public spaces and venues (e.g. wedding venues) remains at 25 and outdoor gatherings at public spaces and venues (e.g. wedding venues) remains at 50 in Phase III, Step 1 communities (list here), and 100 in Phase III, Step 2 communities.  Fines for violating the order will be $500 for every person over the limit.

Requires that all gatherings (regardless of size or location) must end and disperse by 9:30 PM.

Also requires that organizers of gatherings report known positive COVID-19 cases to the local health department in that community and requires organizers to cooperate with contact tracing. The gatherings order authorizes continued enforcement by local health and police departments and specifies that fines for violating the gathering order will be $500 for each person above the limit at a particular gathering.

Governor's COVID-19 Order #55 (issued November 2, 2020, effective November 6, 12:01 AM) Revised order requiring all persons to wear face-coverings in all public places, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. Allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. Allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition.

Helpful Links –

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019

Mass State Coronavirus Webpage

Information on Contract Tracing 

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