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#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.

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)!

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