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April 23, 2021






Important information: 
COVID Symptoms & PreventionCOVID Testing Information

MA Stay-at Home Advisory

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


vaccineStarting April 19, 2021,  all Massachusetts residents age 16+ are eligible for vaccine.  


May 17, 2021 Clinic at Little Creek - please register here


Barnstable County and the mass vaccination sites will be filling vaccination appointments from the new, state-fun vaccine pre-registration system called color.  Pre-registration will be required for all future county clinics.  Pre-register here. Once you are pre-registered, the system will alert you via your preferred form of communication (phone, email or text) when there is an opportunity for you to schedule an appointment. Appointments are offered based on eligibility and availability of vaccine.  Barnstable County clinics will continue to take place weekly at the Cape Cod Community College gymnasium. will no longer be used.



Cape Cod Healthcare is also offering vaccine.  Vaccinations can be scheduled through the Cape Cod Healthcare patient portal (mychart).  To sign up for mychart or access your CCH mychart, please click here


Harbor Health and the Town of Barnstable will be operating vaccination clinics at the Barnstable Senior Center (825 Falmouth Rd, Hyannis, MA) to register for an appointment, please click here.  


Community Health Center of Cape Cod is holding vaccination clinics in the Falmouth/Mashpee area.  Please click here to see availability.  


Use or to find other available vaccination sites (CVS, Stop & Shop)

    On April 27, 2021, Governor Baker announced further reopening plans:  

    Effective April 30, 2021

    Face coverings will only be required outside in public when it is not possible to socially distance, and at other times required by sector-specific guidance.Home alone

    Face coverings will still be required at all times in indoor public places. Face coverings will also continue to be required at all times at events, whether held indoors or outdoors and whether held in a public space or private home, except for when eating or drinking.

    At smaller gatherings in private homes, face coverings are recommended but not required. The $300 fine as an enforcement mechanism will be eliminated.

    Effective Monday, May 10th:

    Large venues such as indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks currently open as part of Phase 4, Step 1 at 12% will be permitted to increase capacity to 25%.

    The Commonwealth will reopfalmouth road race starten some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries including amusement parks, theme parks and outdoor water parks that will be permitted to operate at a 50% capacity after submitting safety plans to the Department of Public Health.

    Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events will be permitted to take place with staggered starts after submitting safety plans to a local board of health or the DPH.

    Youth and adult amateur sports tournaments will be allowed for moderate and high risk sports.

    Singing will also be permitted indoors with strict distancing requirements at performance venues, restaurants, event venues and other businesses.

    Effective May 29th:

    Subject to public health and vaccination data, gathering limits will increase to 200 people indoors and 250 people outdoors for event venues, public settings and private settings.

    Subject to public health and vaccination data, additional Phase 4, Step 2 industries will be permitted to open including: dragon

    • Street festivals, parades and agricultural festivals, at 50% of their previous capacity and after submitting safety plans to the local board of health.
    • Bars, beer gardens, breweries, wineries and distilleries, will be subject to restaurant rules with seated service only, a 90 minute limit and no dance floors.

    Subject to public health and vaccination data, the restaurant guidance will be updated to eliminate the requirement that food be served with alcohol and to increase the maximum table size to 10.

    Effective August 1st:

    Subject to public health and vaccination data, remaining industries will be permitted to open including:

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    • Saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms at fitness centers, health clubs and other facilities
    • Indoor water parks
    • Ball pits

    All industry restrictions will be lifted at that time, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries, with businesses encouraged to continue following best practices. The gathering limit will be rescinded.

    Depending on vaccine distribution and public health data, the Administration may consider re-evaluating the August 1st date.

    The Department of Public Health will also continue to issue guidance as needed, including guidance to still require masks indoors.

    Travel Order: 

    Effective Monday, March 22, the Massachusetts Travel Order will be replaced with a Travel Advisory. 

    The new travel advisory will urge all persons entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival if they have been out of the state for 24 hours or more. 

    The advisory does not apply to anyone in the following categories:

    • Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after an absence of fewer than 24 hours. 
    • Travelers who have a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts. 
    • Workers who enter Massachusetts to perform critical infrastructure functions (as specified by the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) while they are commuting to or from or while at work.
    • Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago and who do not have symptoms). 

    Travelers are additionally encouraged to consult and follow the CDC’s guidelines and requirements for travel

      Helpful 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 

      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