Tribe Implements New Text Illness Monitoring System


In our continued efforts to identify and stop the spread of COVID-19, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Department has implemented a system known as the Text Illness Monitoring System (TIMs2) for the Tribal Community.

This is an effective cell phone text messaging system that has been used for many years to control the spread of disease such as Tuberculosis.

Once enrolled you will receive a daily text message inquiring about any symptoms relative to COVID-19. It is a “YES” or “NO” response system. If you reply “YES”, you will be contacted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit (IHS) for possible testing.

To enroll in this important system, text the number (877)-462-9617.  Next, type in “JOIN” and send text.  You will be asked to enter your name.

Once complete, you will begin receiving daily messages.

For questions or more information call Lesley McKeen at (508)-539-6917

Participants under the age of eighteen can be enrolled under the name of the parent or guardian.

Click with Phone to Join TIMs2