Town of Falmouth COVID-19 INFORMATION
A 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.
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YOU CAN SEE THE UPDATED ISOLATION AND QUARATINE GUIDANCE HERE:
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
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:
Falmouth Face Covering Advisory and Mandates - recent activity regarding advisories and requirements
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.
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:
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.