Town COVID-19 Status Updates
Town of Sandwich COVID-19 Current Status
Town of Sandwich, MA- Town of Sandwich convened numerous meeting of the COVID 19 Command Team to discuss operations. The Command Team is comprised of the Fire Chief, Police Chief, Emergency Management Director, Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, School Superintendent, Director of Health and Public Health Nurse. See below for Recent News & Regional Coronavirus Info.
Town of Sandwich COVID-19 PSA Videos
The Town of Sandwich COVID-19 Command Team and Town Departments have produced a number of informational Public Service Announcement Videos (PSAs) to assist in conveying the status of the Town and other health information. Please see our most recent COVID-19 PSA by visiting our Sandwich COVID-19 PSA Videos Page to view all PSAs.
Town Modified Operations Update:
The Town of Sandwich was able to quickly implement a modified operations plan to keep business happening and residents safe. The Town was also the first Cape municipality to fully reopen, all while keeping some of the lowest COVID cases for the area. Online options for doing business with the Town were an important part of Town and resident business continuity. We encourage everyone to continue to use all of the options available. Visit our Sandwich Online Town Services page for options. Your continued support and patience is sincerely appreciated.
COVID-19 Command Team - Where is you COVID-19 Vaccination Card? Did you misplace your COVID-19 Vaccination Card?
COVID-19 Command Team. Where is you COVID-19 Vaccination Card? Did you misplace your COVID-19 Vaccination Card? You will need proof of your initial COVID-19 Vaccination if you intend on getting the COVID-19 Booster shot. Maybe you plan on traveling or going to an event at the TD Garden? You will need your vaccination card. If you do not know where your vaccination card is you can obtain a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination here - https://www.mass.gov/info-details/requesting-a-copy-of-your-covid-19-vaccination-record.
Town of Sandwich: Doing Business Online
During the peak COVID-19 period and in accordance with Governor Baker’s phased plan to re-open the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Sandwich established a list of services which may be conducted on-line in an effort to encourage physical distancing and promote “safer at home.”
We encourage our citizens to continue to take advantage of as many of our online services as possible to help suit your needs and keep everyone conducting business safely.
Please visit our Online Town Services page to learn more and do business online with us.
Various Sandwich Board and Committee meetings are available online to view either during the meeting by watching on our LIVESTREAM option on Sandwich Community Television (SCTV) or by viewing previously recorded meetings at any time on SCTV. Visit our Online Meeting Videos Page for more information. Audio Only files can also be found here.
Vaccine PSA with Sandwich Town Physician and Nurse
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination from Town Public Health Nurse Joanne Geake and Town Physician D. Ryan Bemis.
Practicing Preventative Measures
You can help by practicing social distancing and continuing preventative measures. We encourage residents to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 respiratory virus by:
· Sustaining Social Distance
· Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes.
· Stay home if you are sick.
If you would like to help by making a donation to the Council on Aging to assist seniors with food or prescription insecurity, please send a check to made payable to the:
Council on Aging
COVID 19 response
Mail to - 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Please reach out to your elderly neighbors and others who may be in need.
IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE:
**Testing Will ONLY be Provided with a Doctor’s Order! No Exceptions!!**
Cape Cod Healthcare to Partner with Barnstable County to Begin Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing with Doctor’s Orders
(Hyannis, MA – March 16, 2020) As of March 16, 2020, Cape Cod Healthcare, in partnership with Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, will provide drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing to patients with a doctor’s order from Cape Cod Healthcare. Testing will be held at Cape Cod Community College at 2240 Iyannough Road from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week initially...please click here to view FULL Cape Cod Healthcare Press Release.
See below for more info and Visit the Barnstable County Health and Environment Website for full details.
1. Call your doctor. YOUR DOCTOR DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A DOCTOR IN THE CAPE COD HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.
2. Your doctor will screen you over the phone.
3. Your doctor will determine if you should be tested.
4. If the doctor determines you should be tested, they will fax your information and a prescription for testing to Cape Cod Healthcare.
5. Cape Cod Healthcare will then contact you to set up an appointment and provide instructions.
6. REMEMBER you must have an appointment to get tested or you will be turned away. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!
7. Finally, if you do not have a doctor, contact the Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care Center.
The Sandwich Health Department is alerting the community that the Massachusetts State Department of Public Health is providing a FREE Telehealth service for positive COVID-19 cases to determine if you can receive a COVID-19 treatment option. Read on...