Barnstable County REPC reviews COVID-19 preparation, Multi-agency Coordination Opens

Filed in Press Releases by on March 16, 2020

BARNSTABLE COUNTY

REGIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE

POST OFFICE BOX 427

BARNSTABLE, MA 02630

 

BCREPC Media Release  

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee

Media Release 002 – COVID-19

March

For Immediate Release

 

Barnstable County REPC reviews COVID-19 preparation

BARNSTABLE (MA) March 15, 2020 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. to review the current COVID-19 conditions and preparation efforts in the county. Agencies present on the call included representatives from Cape Cod’s 15 towns and Nantucket sharing information.

Updates and guidance

BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) will open as a limited activation on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00p.m. in response to COVID-19.

Yesterday, it was announced that Barnstable County had its first positive coronavirus case.

The BCREPC wants to ensure that Barnstable County residents know that a coordinated response is taking place in our region.  The general public is asked to practice social distancing, consistent hand-washing, and other recommendations for prevention made by Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  For more instructions, please visit www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

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Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC)

The BCREPC was founded in September 2002 to assist the communities on Cape Cod and the Town of Nantucket with addressing hazardous materials emergency planning and response as required by the federal government. Today, the BCREPC has expanded its scope to include “All Hazard” emergency

planning issues such as storm response, sheltering and grants management. The BCREPC is a coalition of emergency management, law enforcement, fire service, health care, public health, public works, EMS, military, and numerous other affiliated agencies as outlined by the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Committee (SERC). It represents the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth in Barnstable County, and the town of Nantucket in Nantucket County. The REPC is coordinated by the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment. Visit www.bcrepc.org

 

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