1. Coronavirus Information Resources (and Testing Info.)

Guidance to Municipalities on Enforcing COVID Orders - May 18, 2020 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH): https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus...

Barnstable County Health Departmenthttps://www.barnstablecountyhealth.org/
**Barnstable County Water Quality Laboratory is currently closed. We will only be accepting samples from Public Water Suppliers on an appointment basis.**

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center (includes statistics on confirmed cases around the world): https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html



Proper Use of Gloves

Information from MA Dept. of Public Health - March 29 & 30, 2020

  1. Revised Guidance on HCP and EMT with Known Exposures
  2. Quarantine Information and Guidance Sheets
  3. Guidance on Discontinuation of Home Isolation
  4. Self-quarantine / self-isolation for public
  5. Isolation Information and Guidance Sheets

Regarding Governor Baker’s orders on March 23, 2020 that all non-essential businesses cease in-person operations, and his direction that MDPH issue a stay-at-home advisory for two weeks (March 24 at NOON - April 7 at NOON), please find attached the links from Mass.gov on the specifics of this announcement for your quick reference:

Full list of categories of “COVID-19 Essential Services”: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services

A copy of the Emergency Order: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-23-2020-essential-services-and-revised-gatherings-order

A copy of the Guidance of Assemblages: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-23-assemblage-guidance

Crisis Counseling

For residents that may be isolated and need to talk to someone during this COVID-19 isolation/stay at home period. The Mass Department of Public Health houses a “COVID-19 Response Command Center.” This entity offers a statewide resource through Mass 211 called “Call 2 Talk.”

Call 2 Talk offers mental health/emotional support, and suicide prevention services for 24/7 confidential crisis support.

This resource can be accessed at: https://mass211.org/call2talk/

Barnstable County Human Services also lists a wide range of emergency hotlines that you can share within your towns: https://www.bchumanservices.net/emergency-hotlines/

Information about NAMI and related resources