Yarmouth COVID-19 Board of Health Information

Board of Health Advisory Notices

October 2020

Please see below for published Yarmouth Health Advisory notices & ongoing information on the COVID-19 status. Please see the menu of COVID-19 resources and communications on the left of this page. Visit our Yarmouth COVID19 Communications page for Town, State and Regional Information and Updates.

  1. Yarmouth Confirmed Cases #
  2. Town Closure Advisory
  3. Self Quarantine Protocol 
  4. Practicing Preventative Measures
  5. All Town COVID-19 Measures

Yarmouth COVID-19 Totals-Updated Daily

#153 Total CONFIRMED COVID-19 Cases
#3 Active Cases
#147 Recovered Cases
#3 COVID-19 Deaths

Note: These numbers only reflect those individuals that have sought testing. Some people who are positive may not show symptoms and therefore may not seek testing. Social Distancing is effective but it must be maintained over a period of time for it to be truly successful.


Read: Yarmouth Board of Health Letter to the Business Community Regarding Re-Opening Regulations 06/29/2020


Governor Closures/Orders

On May 18 the Baker-Polito Administration announced a comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts 
Effective July 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except travelers from RI, CT, VT, NH, ME, NY and NJ.
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/travel-information-related-to-covid-19#travel-to-massachusetts-


May 1, 2020 The Baker-Polito Administration today issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot socially distance from others. 

View the full release here.

Yarmouth Board of Health Order April 29, 2020

Yarmouth Board of Health Requires Face Masks for essential employees, highly recommends that consumers wear a face covering. ) All employees of all essential businesses shall wear a face covering over their mouth and nose when interacting with the public and within six feet of a co-worker.  The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which should be left for medical professionals and first responders. All essential businesses shall post on their main entrance doors that it is highly recommended that the consumer entering the store wear a face covering. Please view the following documents for full and supporting information:
DECLARATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER
MASK SIGN

We will continue to update this information as it changes and is made available to us. Please visit the Mass.Gov COVID-19 Cases, Quarantine & Monitoring page here for statewide information.

  1. Local Testing Info
  2. COVID-19 FAQs
  3. BOH Proactive Measures

Instructions for Getting COVID-19 Testing

Due to an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 testing since the roll out of drive-through testing this week, Cape Cod Healthcare has updated its policy relative to physicians able to order testing for patients. As of March 20, 2020, a physician must have affiliated status with Cape Cod Healthcare’s hospitals to submit a patient’s order for drive-through testing at Cape Cod Community College. By limiting the ability to order testing to physicians in the Cape Cod Healthcare network, the healthcare system will be better able to meet the needs of the community. A physician outside of the network will not be able to submit an order for testing.

Below are the steps required for testing:

  1. If you are experiencing symptoms, including fever, coughing or shortness of breath, call your doctor.
  2. Your doctor will screen you over the phone to assess if you should be tested.
  3. If your doctor determines you should be tested, he or she will provide an electronic order for the test which is sent directly to the testing facility.
  4. Cape Cod Healthcare staff will then call you to set up an appointment for testing.
    Note: You need a doctor’s order to be tested. Testing cannot be performed on anyone without a doctor’s order and we will have to turn away those arriving at the testing site without a doctor’s order and an appointment.

If you are experiencing symptoms, including fever, coughing or shortness of breath, and do not have a primary care physician, call the dedicated call center at 508-862-5595 to be screened for COVID-19 testing with a Cape Cod Healthcare clinical provider via phone. If testing is required, the clinical provider will follow the same process of submitting the doctor’s order to the testing team and you will be called with a testing appointment time. Please note: the call center line is open Monday-Friday from 8am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8am-4pm.

If you are experiencing SERIOUS symptoms and do not have primary care provider, please visit the triage tents located outside of Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital for screening.


First Responder-Grocery Store Worker Priority Testing

The Baker-Polito administration has expanded access to the free priority COVID-19 testing sites for first responders located at Gillette Stadium and the Big E fairgrounds to include grocery store workers

Click to view the full press release.

Below is information directly from the US CDC regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, now officially called COVID-19.