COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
For questions email the Emergency Operations Center or call 508-945-5191. If you need assistance with food and/or medication delivery please call the Council on Aging at 508-945-5190.
Town Offices are open to the public between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM Monday to Friday (the Annex is open Monday to Thursday from 7 AM to 4 PM and 8 AM to Noon on Fridays).
We encourage the public to continue to conduct business with the Town by phone, email, mail, or through the use of dropboxes at the Town Office, Town Annex, COA, or DPW to the greatest extent possible.
People age 5 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19. People ages 5-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can get any vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. You don't need an ID or insurance to get it.
Residents should go to Vaxfinder (https://vaxfinder.mass.gov) to find a location near them and plan their vaccination. Residents will be able to use each site’s VaxFinder listing to either book appointments or view more details about walk-up appointments. VaxFinder also lists important information like each site’s accessibility options, MBTA Trip Planner and more. Over 500 locations have open availability on VaxFinder.
Your need-to-know details about the COVID-19 Vaccine
- View the latest information on vaccines in Massachusetts
- View the latest information on vaccines in Barnstable County
Please do not discard disinfecting wipes of any sort (even if labeled safe for septic systems) down the toilet. They can clog your septic system and clog pumps in the municipal sewer system resulting in back-ups and costly repairs.
May 29, 2021
- Baker-Polito Administration lift COVID Restrictions (5/17/21)
- Effective May 29th - All industry restrictions and capacity limitations will be lifted
- Effective May 29th - The gathering limit will be lifted.
- Effective May 29th - the Face Covering Order will be lifted and a new DPH advisory consistent with the CDC guidance issued. Face coverings will still be required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on public transportation, in transportation hubs, in healthcare settings/settings hosting vulnerable populations, and indoors for staff and students of Kindergarten -12 schools and early education providers. View the new Department of Public Health (DPH) Advisory
April 27, 2021
April 16, 2021
Laboratory Confirmed Cases
Cumulative Total: 316 (since January 1, 2020) (note - 7 active cases at this time)
April 13, 2021
Barnstable County Statement on J&J Vaccine Pause (PDF)
April 6, 2021
Town Offices Appointment Hours resume March 2nd. Face coverings required in public. Community Center remains closed to the public, except for the park before/after school program.
April 2, 2021
Baker-Polito Administration reminds the public that vaccine eligibility opens to those 55+ and individuals with one certain medical condition on April 5th and adopts new CDC guidance for new medical conditions.
View Baker-Polito Administration Press Release
Domestic Travel Guidance
CDC Updates Domestic Travel Guidance for Those Fully Vaccinated
March 23, 2021
Press Release on Vaccination of Homebound Chatham Residents (PDF)
March 18, 2021
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Phase IV Step 1 and Travel Order Replaced With Travel Advisory, Both Effective Monday, March 22nd.
March 17, 2021
Baker-Polito Administration announces vaccine eligibility timeline for all residents.
March 10, 2021
Massachusetts announces a new vaccine appointment pre-registration process beginning Friday, March 12th. Note you do not need to be in one of the eligible groups to pre-register. Everyone can pre-register and you'll be in the queue based on your eligibility. Also note that the pre-registration is only applicable to the State's mass vaccination sites at this time (i.e. Dartmouth, Gillette, Fenway, etc.). Sites like CVS, Walgreens, Barnstable County (4 C's) may be added going forward; so, if you're looking for one of those locations now continue checking their sites.
Massachusetts Announces New Vaccine Appointment Pre-registration Process
March 8, 2021
Updated CDC Guidelines
Updated CDC Guidance for Those That Have Been Fully Vaccinated
Barnstable County Video
Barnstable County Video Guide on How to Schedule Vaccine Appointment (PDF)
February 26, 2021
Information on 2nd Dose Vaccine Appointments from Barnstable County (PDF)
February 25, 2021
Information on Vaccine Availability from Barnstable County (PDF)
February 17, 2021
Governor Baker Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Those 65+, individuals with 2 or more specific medical conditions, and residents and staff of private and public low-income and affordable senior housing starting February 18th.
Vaccine Eligibility Expansion (PDF)
February 10, 2021
Ages 75 and Up Caregiver/Companion Vaccine Eligibility (PDF)
February 5, 2021
Announcement of Telephone Access for 75 and Up Individuals to Schedule Vaccine Appointments (PDF)
January 28, 2021
Individuals must present proof of their eligibility to receive the vaccine. Some sites require individuals to attest to their eligibility as part of the online appointment scheduling process. All other sites will accept the Commonwealth's Self Attestation form, which can be filled out online. Residents should be prepared to present this form in a hard copy or electronically at their appointment.
- Instructions for Residents Ages 75 and Up to Get A COVID-19 Vaccine (PDF)
- Vaccination Sites Map/Appointment Scheduling
Please note, it may take several weeks to get an appointment at a location near you. As more vaccine supply arrives in Massachusetts, additional appointments will become available.
January 22, 2021
Food Public Health Emergency Order Posting/Closing (PDF)