BARNSTABLE (MA) March 20, 2020 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to review the current COVID-19 conditions and to discuss preparation efforts in the county. Agencies present on the call included over 75 representatives from across Cape Cod’s 15 towns and Nantucket.
Updates and guidance
BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) continues to operate as a limited activation in response to COVID-19 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The MACC is currently focusing its efforts on assisting with resource requests for the COVID-19 test site at Cape Cod Community College and supporting testing operations with Cape Cod Healthcare.
According to Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there were 5 positive cases in Barnstable County at the time of this call.
The BCREPC wants to ensure that Barnstable County residents know that a coordinated response is taking place in our region. The general public is asked to practice social distancing, consistent hand-washing, and other recommendations for prevention made by Massachusetts Department of Public Health. For more instructions, please visit www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.