Latest statement from the Town of Eastham
As of August 27, 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in Eastham is 14. 
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 1 of the Governor's Re-opening Plan.  To find more information on re-opening and the different phases, please click here.  
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 8.6.20)low risk 8.6.20
  • Travelers who have received a negative COVID-19 test results in the previous 72 hours
  • 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 x3239.

Helpful Links –

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019Mass State Coronavirus Webpage
Coronavirus summary from Johns HopkinsWorld 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 CSSECCH 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 testingEastham policy on Face Coverings
Lower Cape Outreach Nauset Pulse Newsletter
CDC Guidance on Running Essential ErrandsCoping with Stress

MSPCA Coronavirus

CDC Website on COVID-19 & Animals

Boston Globe Article on Bottle RedemptionEastham Covid-19 symptoms and prevention page

Helpful Links on Re-Opening

Re-Opening MARe-opening phase by business category 
MA Reopening websiteRe-opening mandatory safety standards for workplaces
6.1.20 Executive Order in Advance of Phase IICOVID-19 Control Plan (for business reopening)
Employer posterCompliance 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 facilitiesCDC pool guidelines
MA State playground, spray decks, & outdoor fitness activitesMA State pool guidelines
Cape Cod Reopening Task ForcePlaces 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