Sumary of Provincetown issues new mask advisory amid COVID-19 spike:
- Provincetown issues new mask advisory following COVID-19 spike Coronavirus Officials are also “strongly” urging high-density venues to enforce vaccination verification prior to admittance.
- According to the advisory, masks are advised for all individuals — regardless of their vaccination status — indoors where social distancing cannot be achieved.
- Town and county officials are also “strongly” urging venues “with high density where social distancing is not achievable” to require people to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter.
- : The new guidelines come after 132 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases had been reported to state officials as of last Friday associated with the Fourth of July weekend outbreak in the Cape Cod town, known as a popular vacation spot among tourists and the LGBTQ community.
- Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse said last week that the cases were “overwhelmingly” individuals who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, adding that the “moderate intensity of symptoms indicates that the vaccines are working as predicted.
- ” According to Morse, the town has actually vaccinated more people than it has eligible residents, meaning that individuals from other communities have gotten their shots in Provincetown.