Town of Falmouth COVID-19 INFORMATION
A large majority of Falmouth residents eligible for vaccines are now at least partially vaccinated and the number of vaccinated residents over the age of 12 throughout Barnstable County continues to increase steadily. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Falmouth and in Barnstable County has been very low since early June Vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19, including variants such as the Delta variant. For those who are not yet vaccinated, it remains important to limit face to face interactions and to wear a mask that covers your face and nose to protect yourself and your family and friends from this potentially deadly virus.
Falmouth Vaccination Rates
Falmouth Face Covering Advisory and Order - June 21, 2021
- Governor Baker has lifted the order requiring face coverings with limited exceptions for transportation, hospitals, schools and congregate care settings effective May 29, 2021. On May 24, 2021, the Falmouth Board of Health and Select Board each voted to lift mask orders adopted for Falmouth indoor public places and for Main Street and Woods Hole.
- The Falmouth Board of Health and Select Board voted to adopt the following advisory: Effective May 25, 2021, the Falmouth Board of Health issues an advisory to wear masks in indoor public spaces in the Town of Falmouth, finding that COVID-19 is still a threat to the health of our community and that masks are an effective means to mitigate the threat of transmission.
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases - July 19, 2021
As of this date:
1,591 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 0.42%. 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, 0.7.
Falmouth Health Agent, Scott McGann - June 18, 2021
Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Access - June 30, 2021
All Massachusetts Residents age 12+ are eligible for vaccination. There is now sufficient local supply to meet demand. Check the links below for appointments and notice of 'Walk-In' clinics which do not require appointments:
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.