Town of Falmouth COVID-19 INFORMATION
Falmouth COVID-19 Cases Surging
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts including Barnstable County and Falmouth has risen precipitously since the middle of October. It is more important than ever to limit face to face interactions. When interactions are absolutely necessary, wear a mask over your nose and mouth and maintain social distance. There is good news on the vaccine front but we need to redouble our efforts to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community until vaccines can be administered.
Vaccine Information - Updated January 15, 2021
- The Town of Falmouth has partnered with the Town of Sandwich to vaccinate first responders who are now eligible for vaccination in Phase 1 of the MA plan. Vaccinations for Falmouth Police and Firefighters began the week of January 11th.
- The Falmouth Health Department has not yet received vaccines for anyone other who is not a first responder as of this date and there is no definitive information as to when the Town might be supplied with vaccines to administer to residents.
- The Town is working with the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to deliver vaccines to various categories of Falmouth residents when vaccines become available consistent with the MA Vaccination Phases. The Barnstable County Fairgrounds is being considered as a potential site.
- At this time, the Town is unable to obtain vaccines for anyone other than first responders.
- Once further details are available about when vaccines will be available, the Town will use all available communication means to get the word out with the details on the dates, times and locations.
- The MA Department of Public Health maintains a website detailing vaccine distribution plans that is updated regularly: When Can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts?
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases - January 8, 2021
As of this date:
853 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.
There were 3,332 tests performed in Falmouth for the 14-day period ending January 9, 2021 of which 148 were positive, which represents a positive test rate of 4.44%.
Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 for the 14-day period ending January 2nd: 29.8.
Falmouth is in the Yellow category under the MA Department of Public Health Color Code system.
Falmouth Health Agent, Scott McGann - January 8, 2021
Town Hall Re-Opens to the Public - October 13, 2020
Town Hall is open to the public for in person visits. To limit potential spread of the Coronavirus, we do ask all individuals seeking to transact business with the Town to consider whether you indeed need to physically enter Town Hall as most business can be conducted by telephone, mail, drop box, email or online. Read on...
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.