Town of Falmouth COVID-19 INFORMATION
A large majority of Falmouth residents over the age of 50 are now at least partially vaccinated and the number of vaccinated residents over the age of 16 throughout Barnstable County continues to increase steadily. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Falmouth and in Barnstable County has dropped quickly since the beginning of April. Vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19. It remains critically important to limit face to face interactions and to wear a mask that covers your face and nose to curtail transmission of COVID-19 and protect family and friends from this potentially deadly virus.
Falmouth Health Agent, Scott McGann - April 30, 2021
Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Access - May 7, 2021
All Massachusetts Residents age 16+ are eligible for vaccine as of April 19, 2021. There is now sufficient local supply to meet demand. Check the links below for appointments and notice of 'Walk-In' clinics:
Community Health Center of Cape Cod - Check availability and register at the Community Health Center's website HERE. For technical assistance with the registration for Community Health Center clinics call (508) 477-7090.
Barnstable County & State Clinics - Pre-registration is available HERE. After you pre-register, the system will alert you via your preferred form of communication (phone, email or text) when there is an opportunity for you to schedule an appointment.
Pharmacies & Grocery Stores - Check for availability at the state vaccine location site or at Vaccinefinder.org. From these sites, you can follow links to register.
Having trouble getting a second dose appointment? Call Falmouth Health Department 508-495-7485 or Senior Center at 508-540-0196.
Falmouth Vaccination Rates as of May 6, 2021
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases - May 6, 2021
As of this date:
1,531 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Falmouth since the beginning of the outbreak on March 19, 2020 – a ‘confirmed case’ represents an individual who received a positive molecular (viral) test result.
The percent positivity rate for Falmouth for the most recent 14-day period 2.79%. This is the percent of PCR tests that were positive for COVID-19.
Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 for Falmouth for the most recent 14-day period, 10.1.
Falmouth is in the Yellow category this week under the MA Department of Public Health Color Code system.
State Coronavirus Information
National Coronavirus Information
Quick Tips on Preventing the Coronavirus and Seasonal Flu:
- Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each season.
- People who are at high risk of serious flu illness should take flu antiviral drugs quickly if they get sick.
- Cover Your Cough
- Stay Home if you are sick
- Wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds)
What is the Coronavirus
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) that has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. There is still a lot to learn about the virus including how and where it is spreading around the globe and the U.S. but we do know that taking the same precautions as Influenza can help reduce the spread of the virus. Below are active Federal, State and Local links with up to date information on the virus and the areas that it is effecting.