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 below and share with others to help spread the word and keep our Town safe together.
Please visit our Main Sandwich COVID-19 Communications page for OFFICIAL town status, modified operations and information.
PSA #25: The Sandwich Public Library is Open! Services will be Limited but Public Access is Available.
The Sandwich Public Library is very pleased to be open! Services will be limited but public access is available. Watch this Public Service Video to learn more about what to expect when you visit our library this summer. Please be respectful, wear a mask and use your time efficiently to allow others to access our resources. We look forward to your visit!
PSA #24 Zero Cases in Sandwich as of July 1, 2020. Keep Up the Good Work!
Fire Chief John Burke and Director of Health David Mason provide an update of COVID-19, Town Manager, George H. Dunham, and Assistant Town Manager, Heather B. Harper review Reopening Progress and reveal the secrets of the Command Team Operations.
PSA #23 COVID Update & Resident Beach Season
Fresh Water Pond Beaches will be resident only this season only! Social distancing and facial coverings strongly recommended at all times when you cannot sustain 6’ distance. Please be respectful of others and enjoy this very special place. Fire Chief John Burke and Director of Health David Mason with Recreation Director, Guy Boucher, Police Lieutenant Jason Keene, and Dave DeConto, Director of Natural Resources.
PSA #22 Sandwich High School Graduation Saturday June 29, 2020 – 6pm
Fire Chief John Burke and Director of Health David Mason provide an update of COVID-19 in Sandwich and discuss 2020 High School Graduation with Dr. Pamela Gould. Watch here for more details about this safe and special event!
PSA #21 Sandwich Town Meeting June 15, 2020 - 7pm
Arrive early with your face covering! For detailed explanation of the social distance and sanitary procedures established please take a few moments to watch this brief Public Service Announcement.
PSA #20 Sandwich Slowing the Spread & June 15th Town Meeting Preparations
Join Chief John Burke, Director of Public Health, David Mason and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, David Sampson to discuss preparations for June 15, 2020 Annual Town Meeting. – Sandwich Community doing well to slow the spread. Only three active cases as of June 3, 2020. No hospitalizations and 89 recovered cases to report.
Public Service Announcement # 19 - New COVID-19 cases & Representative Randy Hunt
New coronavirus cases are from healthcare industry, nursing homes and two new cases from college age students returning home. State Representative Randy Hunt offers COVID-19 Update from Beacon Hill.
Public Service Announcement #18 - Town & State Special Election – Tomorrow May 19, 2020:
Discussion of Town Clerk preparations, update on cases over the weekend and discussion of application for seating flexibility for restaurants in light social distancing and occupancy limitations.
Public Service Announcement #17 Increases in Healthcare Industry Related Cases & Discussion on Outdoor Restaurant Seating
Sandwich sees increase in healthcare industry related coronavirus cases, 61 recovered, no hospitalizations. Discussion about proposed flexibility for outdoor restaurant seating to offset occupancy limitations likely to be required for dining room reopening.
Public Service Announcement #16 Severe Cardiac & Stroke Cases Increase While Preventative Care Wanes
Please take some time to watch. Director of Public Health, Dave Mason, Fire Chief, John Burke and Board of Health Member Dr. Pamela Snyder discuss concerning trends for cardiac patients and ways to prevent acute and permanent damage. Always reach out to your physician when you experience symptoms or have changes in your health.
Public Service Announcement #15 Town of Sandwich- Monday Update. More Recoveries, One New Case and No Cases in Hospital.
Heather Harper, Assistant Town Manager, discusses Public Information Officer role and Planning for Return to Operations.
PSA #14 PART 1: 53 cases recovered and 2 new cases reported, Board of Selectman Chair, Dave Sampson discusses masks & facial covering regulation & testing of essential personnel
As of April 30, 2020, Sandwich has 53 COVID-19 Cases Recovered, 2 New Cases Reported. Board of Selectman Chair, Dave Sampson discusses Town Operations, Masks & Facial Covering Regulations and Testing of Essential Personnel with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke. View FULL Press Release.
PSA #14 PART 2 – Continue Conversation with Board of Selectman Chair, Dave Sampson about Testing of Public Safety and Essential Personnel with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke.
PSA #13 New Cases Reported, Cape Heritage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Update, Vote Early Please & Fiscal Schedule Changes
New Cases Reported over weekend, Cape Heritage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Update, Vote Early Please & Fiscal Schedule Changes. Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke provide an update on the coronavirus in Sandwich including a status report on Cape Heritage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. They are joined by Town Manager, George H. Dunham and Town Clerk, Taylor White to discuss fiscal and operational changes and to encourage early voting for the May 19th State and Local Election.Visit Town Clerk Page http://sandwichmass.org/160/Town-Clerk for more!
Public Service Announcement #12 How do we Track the Coronavirus in Sandwich?
Director Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke provide an update on the coronavirus in Sandwich. They are joined by Public Health Nurse, Joanne Geake and have a in depth conversation about the role of our Public Health Nurse, contact tracing in Sandwich and the as responsibility and vulnerability of coronavirus cases.
Public Service Announcement #11 Sandwich COVID-19 Stats and How to Stay Active & Rediscover Your Own Interests in Yourself and Our Community
Director of Health Dave Mason, Fire Chief John Burke, Recreation Director Guy Boucher & Director of Natural Resources Dave DeConto discuss updated stats and the importance of staying active and enjoying the community while staying safe.
Public Service Announcement #10 Tracking the Coronavirus in Sandwich and Youth and Social Distancing: Watch for Changes and Celebrate the Small Things
Director Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke provide an update on the coronavirus in Sandwich. They are joined by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pamela Gould and STEM Social Worker, Connor Green. The discuss the progress & our response to coronavirus in Sandwich and focus on how families with children and teens are coping and strategies to support each other.
Public Service Announcement #9 Social Isolation and COVID-19: Testing our Mental Health.
Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Chief John Burke report on COVID- 19 case status and recoveries. Senior and Community Services Director, Susan Marancik discuss staff resources and tools to help keep our mind at ease and our body healthy.
Public Service Announcement #8 Town Meeting, Town Election and Virtual Open Meetings.
The Director of Public Health and Chief Burke report on COVID- 19 cases and discourage holiday social gatherings. Town Manager Bud Dunham and Town Clerk, Taylor White discuss Town Meeting and Town Election changes in dates and practices and discuss Open Meeting Law changes related to COVID-19.
Public Service Announcement #7 Beaches, Family Safety & Communications, and this isn’t your ordinary Library!
Beaches, Family Safety & Communications, Library. The Director of Public Health and Chief Burke advise families with caretakers and adult dependents to develop safety and communications plans for loved ones to ensure continuity of care should a caretaker become ill with coronavirus. On a lighter note – Library Director, Joanne Lamothe covers Ivy League courses for free, turtle time, virtual resources and Zoom (Zumba)!
Public Service Announcement #6 with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke and Police Chief Peter Wack
Town Leaders from the COVID-19 Command Team share response status report and discuss preparation and impact of the coronavirus on Public Safety Staff. Community Members are reminded to Stay Home and please be respectful of others and keep your 6 foot distance if you must be out.
Public Service Announcement #5 with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke and Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
Your first weekly update from representatives of the COVID -19 Command Team with special Guests, Denise Dever, Executive Director of Sandwich Chamber of Commerce and Brandon Babiarz, Chef & General Manager, Marshland Restaurant and Vice Chair, Board of Directors discussing challenges, adaptation and resources for the business community.
Public Service Announcement #4 –Community Update including support for Seniors
March 26. 2020 Fire Chief John Burke and Director of Public Health provide an update on the Town of Sandwich’s response to Coronavirus. They are joined by Susan Marancik, Senior and Community Service Director and Jackie Lane, Executive Director, NAMI, Cape Cod and the Islands who offer details of support services for Seniors and offer some suggestions on how to cope with social isolation.
Public Service Announcement #3 Community Update and Coping with Coronavirus.
March 23, 2020 Join Director of Public Health, David Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke for their 3rd Community Update. This brief PSA includes a thoughtful discussion with Sandwich Public Schools Social Workers on how to cope with the impacts of Coronavirus and support our school age elementary, adolescent and teen mental and social health. Please click here or the video image to view.
Public Service Announcement #2 Town of Sandwich COVID - 19 Response.
March 19th, 2020 Learn more about how to access information and resources for our seniors, families, and students with Fire Chief John Burke, Director of Health, David Mason, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pamela Gould. Facilitated by Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, David Sampson
Public Service Announcement #1 COVID-19 Command Team
March 15, 2020 Message from Director of Public Health, David Mason and Chief John Burke – Sunday, March 15, 2020