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Coronavirus Updates

News and Information for Nantucket


Testing at Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is currently providing free COVID-19 antigen test kits at the hospital’s front entrances for anyone in the community, while supplies last. (Please note the expiration date on the outside of the box is the correct expiration. The FDA changed the expiration dates on these kits). 

If you have symptoms that cause you concern, we recommend you make an appointment with your primary care provider, schedule an appointment at our Urgent Access clinic or visit the emergency room. If you choose to use an antigen test without a visit, please make sure to quarantine at home regardless of your result if symptomatic and to follow our state guidance on next steps.

Get the latest information about COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 Booster

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is administering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots in the Anderson Building on the hospital campus at 57 Prospect Street. Appointments are required. Schedule on the Patient Gateway or call 508-825-1000 and press “2”. New dates are added on a rolling basis. If there are no appointments available, please check back. For additional locations providing booster shots, please visit the Town of Nantucket’s website.

Replacement Vaccination Cards: NCH provides replacement vaccination cards for individuals that received their COVID-19 vaccine through NCH or the VFW Clinic. Please call 508-825-1000 if you need a replacement.

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Helpful preventative measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Follow these five steps to wash your hands the right way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. You can count to 20 to be sure you have scrubbed for the right amount of time.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Download a PDF on the best practices for hand-washing >

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