Sandwich COVID-19 PSA Videos

Sandwich Town Seal Extra SmallThe 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 #11 (Second Wave) – One Year Anniversary of 1st COVID-19 Case in United States Marked by Vaccination Distribution and Continued Testing

Very informative discussion about progress with Phase 1 vaccinations including plans to complete vaccine distribution among all 27 congregate care facilities in Sandwich by weeks end. Learn more about planning for the Phase 2 over 65 population and continued testing in Town. We are not yet scheduling vaccinations but our Sandwich COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline - 774-413-0364 is staffed to answer questions.

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PSA #10 (Second Wave) – Town of Sandwich COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline Staffed Beginning Tuesday, January 19th

Director of Public Health, David Mason and Chief John Burke report on cases, and discuss the COVID-19 Team bi-weekly analysis of case trends and assessment of public and school programming.  Town of Sandwich COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline - 774-413-0364 will be staffed beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 9am-3:30pm. Staff will be available to answer questions but will not be scheduling vaccinations until such time as the vaccine is available for broader distribution.

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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.

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PSA #9 (Second Wave) – With sixty-two (62) positive cases reported in less than one (1) week the Town of Sandwich remains in the Yellow.

PSA Still Image of Town Seal Opens in new windowDirector of Public Health, David Mason and Chief John Burke talk with Deputy Director of Emergency Preparedness, Chip Reilly about winter storm and emergency preparedness with a special focus on our vulnerable populations.  We are finding more seasonal residents in Sandwich this winter year due to travel limitations and preference for our more rural environment and we encourage these residents to be prepared for the vagary of our Cape Cod climate.  Chief Burke also reports on the Town’s preparation as a Phase 1 provider or emergency responder vaccinations early next week. Chief Burke cautions that this program is scheduled for Upper Cape municipal emergency response personnel only and will be tightly secured for safety. For more information about the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution plan please check here. Click here to watch PSA #9 on YouTube.

PSA #8 Second Wave – 2020 Ends with High Case Numbers and Pressure on Healthcare System.

Director of Public Health, David Mason and Chief John Burke report on increases in cases still reflective of Thanksgiving Holiday gatherings and not yet showing December Holiday gathering spread. The region is expecting an even higher caseload early in the New Year as December Holiday gatherings result in more spread and unsustainable pressure on our healthcare system. Regional test centers open – appointment required, call 508-534-7103.  Please follow guidance be safe this holiday, keep gatherings to your immediate family members, wear your masks and look forward to a healthy New Year!

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COVID-19 PSA #7: Second Wave – Holiday  Greetings

Director of Public Elf, David Mason and Chief John Burke provide weekly update on cases and report on active planning for vaccinations for public safety personnel early in the New Year. Please be safe this holiday, keep your gatherings small, masks on and your spirits high.

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COVID Conversations: Sandwich Resident Describes Experience with COVID-19, Hospitalization & Ongoing Health Impacts

Director of Public Health, David Mason conducts the second of two conversations with a COVID-19 Positive recovered case. As we watch our case levels continue to rise and hospitalization increase Mr. Mason talks with a Sandwich Resident hospitalized with COVID-19 last spring, experienced pneumonia in both lungs and continues to experience health impacts from the virus almost nine months after his diagnosis.  We are very grateful to our community member Kevin Lasit for sharing his very difficult and ongoing experience. We encourage everyone to be safe this Holiday season.

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PSA #6: Rising Cases, Pressures on the Healthcare System and Preparation for Vaccination Distribution

Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason provide an update on rising cases, pressures on the healthcare system and preparation for vaccination distribution.  Public Library staff will be trained to support a direct phone line to be established for vaccine information and future scheduling. The community will be notified as soon as the information line has been established. Your continued patience is requested, please do not call the Public Health Nursing Department about COVID-19 vaccinations.  Please do respond if the Town Nurse calls you. Our small and incredible staff is very busy working with a growing number of  COVID-19 patients and contacts.

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COVID Conversations: Sandwich Resident –Mid-20’s Continues to Struggle with COVID-19 Symptoms for Over 6 weeks.

As the highest growth rate of COVID-19 is among those ages 20-29, Director of Public Health, David Mason talk with a young , healthy and athletic resident who contracted COVID-19 this fall and continues to struggle with serious side effects.  We are very grateful to our community member for her willingness to share her ongoing experience.  

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PSA #5: Public Health Nurse Info and Guidance for Governor Reopening Rollback

Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason provide an update on cases and what our Public Health Nurse is learning from the increase in contacts and offer guidance on the Governor’s roll back of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan.

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PSA #4: COVID-19 Second Wave Update & Guidance

The Town of Sandwich is considered a low risk community but our neighboring communities are now considered higher risk.  Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason provide an update on cases, offer guidance on we can do as citizens to keep our retail, restaurants, schools, libraries other public places open.  Chief Burke also updates us the Town’s approach to school reentry testing after the December Holiday break.  Be Safe, Be Smart.

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PSA #3: COVID-19 Temporary Library Tour

Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason give the Temporary Library at the Sandhill School on Dewey Avenue a thumbs up! Take a virtual tour on YouTube!

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PSA #2: Barnstable County Sees Highest Numbers Since Last Spring

Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason provide an update on the Status of COVID-19, the Town of Sandwich had a total of 8 cases on Wednesday, November 18th, but regional cases and hospitalizations are on the increase.  Be Smart and Be Safe.

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Sandwich PSA #1: Second Wave of COVID-19

Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason provide an update on the Status of COVID-19 in the Town of Sandwich.  New cases include seniors and young adults.   Please continue to mind advisories for gatherings, keep your social distance and always wear a mask or a facial covering to reduce your risk.  Be Safe!

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PSA#35: Sandwich COVID-19 Weekly Update 10.15.2020

COVID-19 Command Team– Director of Public Health, David Mason and Chief John Burke provide a detailed overview of cases and current status.

PSA #33: When am I a Contact?  Contact Tracing PSA by Blue Knight Television

If you are interested how contact tracing and notification occur when a COVID-19 positive Case is identified in the community and within our public schools, please watch this Contact Tracing PSA prepared by Blue Knight Television.   You will learn how and when a contact may receive a phone call from the Public Health Nurse or the Sandwich Health Department, and what the correct time-frame is for testing.  Learn more about future testing opportunities in Sandwich.  Be well and remember, if you are not feeling well, please stay home.

PSA #32-Sandwich Sees COVID Cases Rise

This increase is not related to school reopening.  The Town is seeing COVID positive young adults and healthcare employees in their 50’s.  Some of the young adults are college students studying out of the region but attributed to a local address. Several adults are asymptomatic healthcare  employees working in the region.  These cases can be attributed to surveillance testing of healthcare employees by the state. This is a positive effort intended to reduce healthcare related spread of the coronavirus.  

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PSA #31: Sandwich Public Schools Response Protocol for Potential COVID-19 Positive Cases

COVID-19 prevention in our Sandwich Schools is a community matter. COVID-19 Command Team, PSA 31 – Chief Jon Burke and Director of Public Health, Dave Mason update on COVID-19 Cases and talk with Superintendent,  Dr. Pamela Gould and Public Health Nurse, Joanne Geake, about Sandwich Public School response protocol for potential COVID-19 positive cases.

PSA #29: Zero Cases as of September 10th. Take a Virtual Tour of Our Drive Thru Clinic Route!

Follow Chief Burke and Director of Health Dave Mason on a Tour of the Drive Through Flu Clinic Route. Please enter the clinic flu clinic from Beale Avenue to Morse Road. Drive Thru Flu Clinic for residents over the age of 19. Please make an appointment by contacting the Public Health Nurse - 508-833-8020  Please be prepared and complete your Insurance and Consent Form.

PSA #28: Drive Thru Flu Clinic for All Residents Over Age 19 for September 16th.

Chief Burke and Director of Health, David Mason talk with Public Health Nurse, Joanne Geake about plans for a Drive Thru Flu Clinic for residents over the age of 19. The Drive Thru Clinic is scheduled for September 16, 2020.  Preventing the flu is even more important during the COVID pandemic.  

PSA #27: Zero Active COVID-19 Cases as School Plans for Reopening in September

Chief John Burke, Director of Public Health, David Mason talk with Superintendent of School, Dr. Pamela A. Gould and discuss plans, preparation and work in progress to support a variety of student and community needs as we plan for School Reopening in September.

PSA #26: Case Update and Discussion About COVID-19 Testing Process

Are you confused by COVID-19 Testing Options?  Please Watch COVID-19 Command Team PSA #26. Chief John Burke, Director of Public Health, David Mason and Public Health Nurse Joanne Geake, discuss the testing alternatives purpose, effectiveness, and availability of testing types and learn more about the Town of Sandwich’s approach to employee testing.

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.

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