COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

For questions  - Contact the Emergency Operations Center - 508-945-5191 or email

If you need assistance with food and/or medication delivery please contact the Council on Aging - 508-945-5190. 

For conducting town business (not COVID-19 vaccine) in-person appointments in Town Offices resume Tuesday, March 2nd. Appointments are avialable Tuesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm or Thursdays 9:00am - 11:00am by contacting the respective Department/employee. 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.

Barnstable County Announces Region-wide Helpline (774-330-3001) to address COVID-19-related Questions, click here for info.


***NEW*** Barnstable County Announces Vaccine Clinic at Orleans DPW Opens for Registration on Friday, April 9th at 4:00 PM. Click here for details. NOTE - this clinic will be open to all eligible categories. (04/08/21)

Baker-Polito Reminds Public That Vaccine Eligibility Opens to Those 55+ and Individuals with One Certain Medical Condition On April 5th/Adopts New CDC Guidance for New Medical Conditions. Click here for details. (04-02-21)

CDC Updates Domestic Travel Guidance for Those Fully Vaccinated. Click here for details. (04/02/21)

Press Release on Vaccination of Homebound Chatham Residents, click here. (3/23/21)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Residents. Click here for info. See below for simple graphic.  (03/17/21) 

vaccine phase

Massachusetts Announces New Vaccine Appointment Pre-registration Process Begining Friday, March 12th, click here for info. (03/10/21) Note you do not need to be in one of 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.

UPDATED CDC Guidance for Those That Have Been Fully Vaccinated, click here. (03/08/21)

Barnstable County Video - Guide to Scheduling Vaccine Appointment, click here. (03/08/21)

Information on 2nd Dose Vaccine Appointments from Barnstable County, click here. (02/26/21)

Information on Vaccine Avialability from Barnstable County, click here. (02/25/21)

Governor Baker Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Those 65+, individuals with 2 or more specific medical conditions, and residents & staff of private and public low-income and affordable senior housing starting February 18th, click here for more info. (02/17/21)

75+ Caregiver/Companion Vaccine Eligibility, click here (02/10/21) 

Click here for information on Announcement of Telephone Access for 75+ Individuals to Schedule Vaccine Appointments (02/05/21)

Click here for Instructions for Residents 75+ To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine (1/28/21).

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.

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.

All sites require appointments.​​​​​ Click here for link to vaccination sites map/appointment scheduling.

Your need-to-know details about the COVID-19 Vaccine - 01/14/21, click here.

  • click here for latest information on vaccine in Massachusetts.
  • click here for latest Barnstable County vaccine information.


***NEW*** Travel Advisory Replaces Travel Order March 22, 2021. Click here for details. (3/22/21)

***NEW*** Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Phase IV Step 1 and Travel Order Replaced With Travel Advisory, Both Effective Monday, March 22nd. Click here for details. (3/18/21)

Chatham COVID-19 Housing Resources Flyer, click here

NEW Updated Stay-at-Home Advisory EFFECTIVE November 6th - click here for details.

NEW Face Coverings Order EFFECTIVE November 6th - click here for details. Failure to comply may result in fine of up to $300/violation.

Contact Tracing 101, click here.

Department of Public Health COVID survey - Please participate - click here for more info.

Laboratory Confirmed Cases


Cumulative Total: 309  (since January 1, 2020)

(note - 18 active cases at this time)

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Community Updates


COVID Cluster Information

House Party


Beach Guidance from Cape Cod Reopening Task Force - click here

Town Notices

       Board of Health Orders

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General Notices

COVID-19 Testing Information


Governor's Orders/Guidance


Barnstable County and Regional Information


Seasonal Community Guidance


Boating Information


Information for the Community


Information for Businesses





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 muncipal sewer system resulting in back-ups and costly repairs.


See Attachments below for additional printable Information

Please note:  It has come to DPH attention that a malicious website pretending to be a live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the computer with an information stealing program which can ex-filtrate a variety of sensitive data. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website. 03-12-20