COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
Eastham COVID Cases -July 14, 2022
|Probable Cases |
Please note: Rapid in-home test kits are not included in these case counts.
Updated Guidance on Quarantining and Isolation
On December 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened the recommended time for isolation for individuals with COVID-19.
If the individual shows no symptoms, the recommended isolation period is shortened from 10 days to 5 days, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.
For individuals unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second Pfizer or Moderna dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted who have been exposed to COVID-19, the CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.
For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
FREE PCR COVID-19 TESTING
Barnstable County is offering free PCR covid-19 testing at the Orleans DPW on Tuesdays from 9 - 11 am staffed by BCDHE and Medical Reserve Corp. Pre-registration is requested.
Register here: https://orleansdpwcovidtesting.timetap.com/#/
At Home COVID test kits are available for no cost through the federal government and your insurance carrier.
To order kits from the federal government, click here.
General information on insurance reimbursements, can be found here or contact your insurance provider.
Tuesday, July 19, Eastham will offer free at home covid tests from 10-2 at the Eastham Library. Please call the Health Department for more information.