All meetings in Truro are remote only. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Jan. 6
- Economic Development Committee, 10 a.m.
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 7
- Community Preservation Committee, 4:15 p.m.
- Climate Action Committee, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 10 a.m.
- Cable and Internet Advisory Committee, 1 p.m.
- Budget Task Force, 5 p.m.
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
- Council on Aging, 9 a.m.
- Select Board, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
- Planning Board work session, 5 p.m.
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6:30 p.m.
In Search of Test Kits
“Call your local board of health for test kits — which we don’t have,” Emily Beebe, Truro’s health agent, wearily joked at the Jan 4. board of health meeting. She said she had been making her way through a voicemail box chockful of residents asking about rapid at-home test kits.
Earlier that day, Beebe was part of a Cape & Islands Health Agents Coalition meeting, where she and her colleagues across Barnstable County were discussing strategies for obtaining more kits for residents “as soon as possible,” she said.
Also in the works: Barnstable County is looking to open the Little Creek Staging Area, better known as the shuttle parking lot for Coast Guard Beach located 1.5 miles from the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, to administer booster shots. That location may also become a test clinic and, if the supply chain works in the county’s favor, a place to distribute test kits.
“It’s a really good site because it has such a nice drive-through and a huge parking area,” Beebe said.
In the meantime, Beebe recommends that those seeking tests or boosters go to barnstablecountyhealth.org, where “there’s constantly something going on.” —Jasmine Lu