Town of Falmouth COVID-19 INFORMATION

corona picA large majority of Falmouth residents eligible for vaccines are now fully vaccinated.  Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. 


POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 ON A HOME TEST?

YOU CAN SEE THE UPDATED ISOLATION AND QUARATINE GUIDANCE HERE:

LINK TO THE CDC'S GUIDANCE

NOTE: MARCH 7, 2022- The Falmouth Board of Health voted to lift the mask advisory previously voted on May 25, 2021 - see the face covering section below which lists previous advisories and requirements since May 2021


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May 19, 2022 - 4638 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 have been 103 confirmed cases during the most recent 7-day period.


May 19, 2022- The percent positivity rate for Falmouth for the state's most recent 14-day reporting period is 10.15%. Percent positivity is the percent of PCR tests that were positive for COVID-19.  


May 19, 2022 - Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 for Falmouth for the most recent state's 14-day reporting period is 48.10.   This incidence rate is the total number of cases a town would have if it had a population of 100,000.  Since the state uses 31,190 as Falmouth's population number, the 14-day incidence rate would be multiplied by 0.3190.  For example an incidence rate of 21 means Falmouth is averaging approximately 7 daily cases.


Weekly state chart showing incidence rates for Barnstable County towns:


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Falmouth Face Covering Advisory and Mandates  - recent activity regarding advisories and requirements

  • May 24 and 29, 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.
  • May 25, 2021 - 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.
  • January 10, 2021 - The Falmouth Selectboard voted to have a mask requirement in town-owned properties based on the recommendation of the Board of Health resulting from the high case counts.
  • February 28, 2022 -  The Falmouth Selectboard voted to LIFT the mask requirement in town-owned properties
  • February 15, 2022 - The School Committee voted not to implement a mask mandate after the state’ expires on 2/28/2022.
  • March 7, 2022- The Falmouth Board of Health voted to lift the mask advisory previously voted on May 25, 2021

VACCINATIONS

Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. 


NEED A VACCINE CHECK HERE:

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability | Mass.gov 


Falmouth Vaccination Rates

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Vaccine and Booster Updated Regime

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Link - mass.gov/covidbooster

2ND DOSE BOOSTERS

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Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Access

All Massachusetts Residents age 5+ 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:


Pharmacies & Grocery Stores - Check for availability at Vaccinefinder.org. From these sites, you can follow links to register.


Vaccine information links:

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine

CDC vaccine information



Local and Regional Coronavirus Information 
(see links on the left for more)

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Massachusetts Public Health Informational PDFs

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)
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What is the Coronavirus

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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.