Water Quality – Beach Status

View Current Water Quality & Beach Status Report for Town of Barnstable  HERE

6/25/20

Keyes Beach, Hyannis continues to be closed due to bacteria levels above State standards.

The beach has been resampled.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring results:

Pet Advisory

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse Pond

Shubael Pond

Warning

No Bottom Pond *, Cotuit is experiencing a cyanobacteria bloom- and the visibility is <4 ft. therefore swimming is not recommended for abutters and dogs should be kept out of the water. * There is no public access to this pond.

The Town of Barnstable shares data with Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), which is updated for Barnstable on Thursday afternoons.

To check if your pond has been sampled and its current status please check the APCC Cyanomap HERE

Also, please remember the CDC guidance: “When in doubt it is best to stay out!” View CDC Site HERE

Cyanobacteria FAQ HERE

Reopening Massachusetts Phase 2

 

Phase 2 has been divided into two parts. Beginning today, Monday, June 8, the following can reopen under certain restrictions:

  • Childcare facilities and day camps
  • Driving and flight school
  • Funeral homes, with occupancy limits
  • Higher education classes including post-secondary, vocational tech and occupation schools may allow students complete required courses for graduation.
  • Historical spaces may reopen outdoor facilities. No guided tours allowed nor can they host functions or gatherings.
  • Hotels and other lodgings, though they may not host events, functions or meetings
  • Outdoor recreation including pools, playgrounds and driving ranges
  • Personal services, such as home cleaning, window washing, education tutoring and career coaching, with social distancing mandated
  • Restaurants, offering only outdoor dining and takeout
  • Retail, with occupancy limits
  • Sports: Professional teams may continue practices starting Monday, though no games or public admission is allowed. Youth sports and adult amateur leagues may resume as well.
  • Warehouses and distribution centers