Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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Town of Dennis COVID-19 F.A.Q
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Latest MEMA Covid-19 Situation Updates
January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Test Sites
Now Open for Appointments on Cape Cod  |  Link

Emergency orders and guidance associated with the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
List of orders issued by Governor Baker, the Department of Public Health and other state agencies to respond to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Daily Dashboard 
COVID-19 Response Reporting  | Link

Health Department Press Releases
     -September 17, 2020

Reopening: Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces
These new standards will apply universally to all reopening workplaces  |  Link

Resident Information
Town Government
All departments offer residents and businesses the ability to conduct transactions by phone, online or by mail. 
Individuals should check with their intended department to see if there are options for service in lieu of in-person.
In addition, Town Hall will reopen July 6, 2020 by appointment only.
Under this initial reopening, any member of the public entering a Town building or facility must wear a face covering while in the building. In addition, the public is asked to maintain physical separation from employees and other visitors of at least six feet.  Town Hall will be locked and those with appointments will need to be ushered in by the intended departmental employee for entry. 
Any individual who has symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to stay home and reschedule their appointment.
The Town is taking numerous precautions to protect the health and safety of the public and employees.
Future phases of reopening will depend on public health measures and will be announced when they are determined. 
The Town will follow the State and CDC guidelines, but may choose to take additional precautions beyond those.

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COVID-19 Update - Declaration of Emergency
3/20/2020
On March 10, 2020 Governor Baker announced that the state of Massachusetts was herby in a State of Emergency due to the escalating public health concerns due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak (“aka “COVID-19).  On March 15th further measures were taken to limit any gatherings to 25 persons and prohibit restaurants and bars from serving food on-premises until April 6th. Food offered for takeout or delivery is currently allowed. This order also excludes grocery stores and pharmacies.
As the COVID-19 situation has evolved so to has the response from the Town of Dennis to limit the risk of community transmission, and to ensure essential services remain available to the residents of the Town of Dennis.  All Town of Dennis municipal buildings have been closed until further notice.  Residents have been encouraged to utilize the Town website for updates, and to conduct business by phone and/or e-mail if possible.
The Town of Dennis has now declared a local declaration of emergency to assure that we can obtain State and Federal assistance if necessary, effective today, March 20, 2020.
Due the continued escalation in cases of COVID-19 we now find it necessary to further reduce the risk to the public, emergency responders and preserve administrative functions of the Town.  To that end we now find it necessary to reduce our staffing level to minimize the exposure risk.  Effective at the close of the business day on Friday 20th we will be operating with only those staff members critical to essential functions.  Whenever possible we will utilize tele-conferencing, email, and other remote participation measures.  This interim measure will be in effect until April 6, 2020 or as amended.
Starting Monday, March 23, we will close offices completely with staff staying home and working remotely, where possible.  Only department heads whose duties are critical to on-going, limited Town operations will be working from Town buildings.  Other staff should only work from Town buildings when required by your department head, as some essential services will need to continue.  The Town is hopeful by taking these actions now we can reduce the impacts due to this public emergency and be able to restore some semblance of normalcy in the near future.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, practice social distancing, avoid large groups and continue handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick. Please contact your local healthcare provider if you are not feeling well.  If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone regarding COVID-19 the MA Department of Public Health can be reached dialing 2-1-1.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19 visit the MA Department of Public Health website at-www.mass.gov/guides/information-on-the-outbreak-of-2019-novel-coronaviru... Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Updated information will be posted on the Town of Dennis website at www.town.dennis.ma.us