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. 

COVID-19 Command Team: Delta Wave PSA #4

The Sandwich COVID Team report for the week of August 23, 2021 discussing continued cases that exceed this time last year.

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COVID-19 Command Team: Delta Wave PSA #3

18 Active Cases August 18th.   Hospitalizations still low.  The BEAT COVID – Business Employment Assistance Testing – testing initiative is available to businesses for employee testing through a collaborative with the Chamber of Commerce and Sandwich Fire Rescue Department to help keep our businesses healthy and operational. Discussion about mask requirements for the school year.

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COVID 19 Command Team PSA Delta Variant #2

Director of  Health David Mason and Chief Burke update on planning in response to the Delta Variant and fall season.

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COVID-19 Command TEAM– DELTA Variant PSA #1

Chief Burke and Director of Health, David Mason -  10 positive cases, majority of those are unvaccinated.  Barnstable County is  currently at a 2.31% infection rate, if we reach 3% rate of infection mask wearing will be advised. Hospitalization low,  5 deaths in 72 hours from COVID.  Provincetown Cluster and nursing homes and assisted living facilities will continue to be monitored.  The Town is preparing to respond as needed and to offer sustained support.  We encourage vaccinations,  please get your second dose.  We are only 69% vaccinated and many of those have only received their first dose.   Barnstable County falls behind Dukes County and Nantucket County on Vaccination rates.  Vaccination is your best bet - for yourself, your family and your community.

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COVID Command Team PSA #10 Year 2

Strong Vaccination Rates pay dividends, get the BEAT (Business Employee Assistance Training) and learn more about the Governor Baker’s removal of COVID Protocols on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

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COVID -19 PSA #9  Year 2

Updates on Testing, Vaccination,  Current COVID 19 Status and the Governors Orders related to August 1, 2021 return to business, and Future PSAs.

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COVID -19 PSA #8 Year 2

Updates on Testing, Vaccination,  Current COVID 19 Status and the Governors Orders related to August 1, 2021 return to business, and Future PSAs.

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COVID-19 Year 2 PSA #7: Did you Travel for April Break? Softball League Starting Up? 

If you would like to be tested, the next Stop the Spread/Free Community Testing Event will be held on Wednesday April 28th from 2pm-6pm at the Sandwich Human Services Building on  Quaker Meetinghouse Road.   To learn more about COVID-19 Variants in Sandwich and hear an update on case status watch our most recent PSA.

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COVID-19 Year 2 PSA #6:
Status Report & Update 

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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COVID-19 Year 2 PSA #5:
Status Report & Update 

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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COVID-19 Year 2 PSA #4:
Status Report & Update 

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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PSA #3 Year 2 – Vaccine Information Hotline  – 774-413-0364

Town of Sandwich PSA #3 Year 2 – Vaccine Information Hotline  – 774-413-0364. View PSA #3 as Director of Health, David Mason and Fire Chief, John Burk provide an update on case increases in Sandwich and the region. They discuss the prevalence of the P1 variant and express continued concern and about increases in cases after the holiday weekend and April School Vacations.  On the bright side, effective April 5, 2021, those over 55 and others are eligible for vaccination. If you are unable to schedule your vaccine through https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/  please call the Town of Sandwich Vaccine Hotline for guidance.  Find more information about vaccine eligibility and regional vaccination clinics here: https://www.barnstablecountyhealth.org/vaccine-registration

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COVID-19 Year 2 PSA #2:
Status Report & Update 

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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COVID-19 Year 2 PSA #1:
Status Report & Update 

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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PSA #18 Second Wave: COVID-19 Report & Update 

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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PSA #17 Second Wave: COVID-19 Report & Update for March 2021

Director of Health David Mason & Fire Chief JJ Burke discuss the current status of COVID-19 cases & vaccination availability in our community.

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PSA #16 Second Wave: COVID-19 Report & Update

Report and Update on COVID-19.  48 Active cases  reflects as slight increase, likely related to congregate living, but well below our peak. Hospitalizations are also down. Some escalation resulting from  February vacation travel and gathering but not yet reflected in cases.    Public Health Nurse is now doing second round of doses for congregate housing continues.  New vaccination registrations open up on Thursday, you can use the state website, if you need assistance please reach out to the Town COVID Assistance line 774-413-0264. Work continues to prepare to assist with vaccination for the homebound, high risk community members and seniors if vaccine becomes available.

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PSA #15 Second Wave – COVID -19 Case and Vaccination Update

The Town received a letter from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, advising that as of March 1st municipalities will no longer receive  first doses of the vaccine.  Everyone having received a first dose from the Town of Sandwich will receive their second dose and the Town will contact you to schedule your second shot.  We Town will continue to work to address our homebound population using our Paramedic Staff and Mobile Unit.  Unfortunately the Town is unable to schedule local vaccines but will continue to staff our hotline 774-413-0364 to help answer questions and encourage residents to schedule with State Mass Vaccination Centers, CVS, Walgreens and County Clinics as they are scheduled.  We will continue to keep you apprised of changes as they occur.

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PSA #14 Vaccinations Continue Over 85 Year Old  & 2nd Doses for Upper Cape Public Safety

Learn more about the vaccination clinics, limitations on supply with Chief Burke and Director of Public Health, David Mason.  If you have questions about vaccinations please call the Town of Sandwich Hotline - 774-413-0364 we have staff available to answer questions.

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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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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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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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