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COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is preparing for the safe, equitable, and effective delivery of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Learn about the approach and when you can expect to get vaccinated. WHEN CAN I GET THE VACCINE? The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public...

Learn about quarantining

You must quarantine if you are not sick but are a close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you’ve been traveling outside Massachusetts. You may be contacted by a local health official or the Commonwealth’s Community Tracing Collaborative...

Learn about isolating

If you are sick and a healthcare provider tests you for COVID-19, or you are told by a healthcare provider that you have COVID-19, you must remain in isolation until a public health authority (the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, your local Board of Health,...

COVID-19 isolation and quarantine information

Isolating and quarantining are related but distinct approaches to limiting COVID-19’s spread. In short: Isolate if you’re sick, quarantine if you have been exposed. You must isolate if you are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19. This means...

While you wait for your COVID-19 test results

We are still safer at home while COVID-19 is present in Massachusetts. Download one of the flyers below and put it up in a place where people can view it. Wait and Quarantine after your test You must quarantine if you are symptomatic or if you were exposed to someone...

COVID-19 symptoms? Find a test site

This new interactive map provides an easy way to locate a COVID-19 test site, for those experiencing symptoms or who have been in close contact recently with a COVID-positive individual: mass.gov/CovidTestMap

Advisory Regarding Face Coverings and Cloth Masks

There are many things that you can do to help protect yourself and others from becoming infected with COVID-19. People who show no symptoms of illness may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering may help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people. A...

On-line COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Buoy Health’s free Online Symptom Checker Individuals can use Buoy Health’s free online symptom checker to connect with telemedicine options. This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are experiencing a life-...

Don’t wait to seek care for a serious condition

“Don’t Wait” An urgent message from Cape Cod Healthcare We’re grateful that many of you have stayed at home and taken precautions to protect yourself and your families from COVID-19.  Unfortunately, our doctors and caregivers are seeing people in need of medical...

Need for Blood Donations Continues

Blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished. Jonathan DeCoste, senior blood donor recruiter at Cape Cod Healthcare has emphasized, “The...
Health Connector extends enrollment period

Health Connector extends enrollment period

Extended enrollment period through May 25 In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, an extended enrollment period is available through May 25, 2020 for qualified Massachusetts residents who are uninsured. On March 11, 2020, the Health Connector...

MassHealth PCA services

If you or a loved one is a MassHealth PCA consumer and is struggling to receive services during the COVID-19 outbreak because your PCA is unavailable, contact the MassOptions hotline at 844-422-6277 to be connected with home health services in the region.

Safely Using Hand Sanitizer

Each of us can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing our hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds – especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not available,...

Cape Cod Healthcare Testing

As of March 16, 2020, Cape Cod Healthcare, in partnership with Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, will provide drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing to patients with a doctor’s order from Cape Cod Healthcare. Testing will be held at Cape Cod...

Visitation Restrictions

Effective March 15, 2020, we implemented the following restrictions until further notice: No visitors will be allowed at ANY Cape Cod Healthcare location, including: Cape Cod Hospital Falmouth Hospital Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod CCHC Laboratory Services...