Dennis Coronavirus Update

This Dennis Coronavirus Update page will be updated as more information becomes available from the town or weekly when there is no new information.
Dennis: 4/8/2020
The town of Dennis is now posting updates as PDF files on their site. The updates from Wednesday states: As of April 8, 2020, there are 405 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barnstable County, with 17 confirmed cases in the Town of Dennis and one COVID-19 related death within our Town. As the days and weeks of testing continue, the probability of more cases within the Town remains high.
Dennis is not updating their numbers online very often. It has been over a week since the last update.
3/31/2020
Good evening – As you may know, yesterday Town of Dennis Health Director, Kristen Keller, issued a Code Red with important updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Town of Dennis continues to face.
Currently, there are 191 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barnstable County, 5 of which are in the Town of Dennis. Please be advised, that while the beaches within the Town remain open, if social distancing is not practiced, and more than 10 are gathering, stricter measures will be taken.
The Town of Dennis Golf Courses remain closed to the public.
Town-owned playgrounds, basketball, pickleball and tennis courts are closed for play. Town Hall is closed to the public.  The Council on Aging staff is abiding by social and physical distancing protocols while providing essential services to meet the needs of vulnerable residents navigating through this global health crisis. Please see our website for more information on services provided; including Meals on Wheels and social support.
Department of Public Works Headquarters and the Transfer Station Gatehouse are closed to the public.  The Transfer Station is open for household trash, grass, and leaves only.  The recycling area is closed and fee-based items are not being accepted, including brush, construction demolition, and white goods.
The Dennis Fire Department buildings are closed to the public.
3/27/2020
Updates on COVID-19 Notice to the General Public 3/27/20
The Town of Dennis was notified today of its first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). All proper protocols, including contact investigation and notification, are being followed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod in coordination with the Dennis Health Department. Close contacts of the positive case have been notified by the Visiting Nurses Association and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine. Due to privacy laws, no further details about the patient will be provided.
To prevent the spread of the virus, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use the inside of your elbow to cover coughs and sneezes.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.  Staying home will reduce your risk of becoming sick.

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