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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...

DPH Updates Quarantine Guidance

The Department of Public Health updated its guidance and information for individuals in quarantine due to COVID-19. The guidance provides new information on the 14-day quarantine requirement, and the conditions that must be met to ‘test-out’ after at least ten days in...

11-4-2020 COVID-19 State Orders & Advisories

Stay at Home Advisory COVID-19 Order No. 53 Order Requiring Early Closing for Certain Businesses and Activities, Limiting Hours for Alcohol and Adult Use Cannabis Sales, and Modifying Chapter 138 License Renewal Requirements   [download] COVID-19 Order No. 54 Revised...

SNAP Online Purchasing Program

SNAP Online Purchasing Program Information on the Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) online purchasing program. Starting May 29, 2020, Massachusetts residents who receive SNAP benefits can use their EBT card to buy food online from Amazon...

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Information about P-EBT, or Pandemic EBT, federal program. P-EBT, or Pandemic EBT, is a federal program. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), received approval to operate...

Higher Ed. Holiday Travel Guidance

released updated travel guidance to colleges and universities in advance of the approaching holiday season. These updated guidelines are focused on a robust testing initiative to reduce the risk of college students bringing COVID-19 home to their families and...

Barnstable BACK TO SCHOOL

Reopening Our Schools Our goal for the fall is to reopen Barnstable Public Schools by prioritizing the health and safety of our students and staff. Our reopening plans are informed by guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and...

A Guide to Business Resources During COVID-19

With the impact COVID-19 is having on our communities, it is important to stay informed about what resources are available for small businesses. Below we’ve compiled tools, loans and relief services available. This will continue to be updated, check back for new...

Take the Council on Aging Survey

How are you doing? Help us help you! As always, but especially during these difficult and challenging times, the staff of the Barnstable Council on Aging is thinking of you. We want to know how you are doing. Really, how are you doing? Many people are struggling...

Be Aware of COVID-19 Scams

With the wave of scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eversource is reminding customers about common signs to recognize a scam and specific pandemic-related scams to look out for, including: *   Threats of immediate power disconnection or demands for payment:...

If You Suspect Abuse

As a caring adult the thought of a child being abused is hard to imagine and can raise a number of emotions. The actions taken as someone who suspects and responds to abuse is important to the child’s recovery. If you suspect abuse: Remain calm and thank the child for...

Volunteer for the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps

The Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps is currently accepting applications for volunteers. You do not need to have a medical background to apply. Currently the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are focusing on transporting medical supplies, helping Meals on...

Crisis Counseling Assistance Program

As part of its efforts to support the behavioral health needs of Massachusetts residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of a new crisis counseling assistance program. The new program, MassSupport, is...

Helping Kids Cope While Sheltering in Place

Here's a link to some great tips for helping your children cope with sheltering in place from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Over a quarter of the country is now “sheltering in place” to at least some extent. Most kids are out of school. Many...

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

UPDATED APRIL 8, 2020 Mass Cultural Council believes in the power of culture, and we recognize that the work done by creative and innovative individuals is key to our vital communities. We know that the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has caused major disruptions for...

Running Essential Errands during COVID-19

Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking, Getting Gas, and Doctor Visits. As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs,...

RMV UPDATE: No Walk-In Policy Effective March 27

The RMV will be strictly enforcing a No Walk-In Policy. Only Customers with Appointment Reservations Will Be Served for Required In-Person Transactions Effective today, Friday, March 27 the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is enforcing a strict no...