Local COVID testing, vaccine options
Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown, Wellfleet and Harwich Port offer vaccines and tests. Call 508-905-2888 to receive a vaccine or test. Info: https://www.outercape.org/services/covid-information/
The CVS pharmacy offers vaccines, boosters, home test tests, according to the company’s website. Info: https://www.cvs.com/
Provincetown COVID cases
From March 27 to April 9, the test positivity for Provincetown was 2.35%, according to statens Department of Public Health database. The number of positive cases in that time frame was less than five, according to the database.
On April 15, the city’s health department reported three cases of COVID.
With effect from Tuesday, February 15, the indoor mask mandate invoked by city officials in late December was updated to be an advisory only. The advice is a recommendation from the city’s public health officials that masking continue indoors, where social distance can not be achieved when not eating or drinking, according to information on the city’s website.
Indoor masking in public is recommended if you are two years or older and have not been updated with COVID-19 vaccines, according to the instructions.
Masks remain mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems, in health facilities, and in other environments that host vulnerable populations, such as community care.
For more information, visit https://www.provincetown-ma.gov/1364/COVID-19-Information-Page.
Truro COVID cases
From March 27 to April 9, the test positivity rate for Truro was 0% according to the state database. The number of positive cases reported in the state database during that time frame was zero.
On April 15, the city had one COVID-19 case, according to the city’s website.
As of March 3, the Truro Health Board voted to make face masks optional in municipal buildings, according to a statement from the city. But masking is still required for certain public events, such as the annual city meeting on April 26 and personal board and committee meetings in city buildings.
With effect from Tuesday 15 February, the Truro National Board of Health voted to change the current masking rule and order. The changed language releases the requirement that customers and staff must be masked inside all business establishments and meeting places, according to the information on the city’s website.
The National Board of Health advises those who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing a face mask or mask while indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to other people.
The revised executive order recommends that vaccinated individuals wear a mask while not in their own home if they have a weakened immune system or have an increased risk of serious illness, or if someone in their household has a weakened immune system or has an increased risk of serious disease. or is unvaccinated.
Masking is advised indoors when it is difficult to keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others who do not belong to your household.
Mandatory masking is still required on all public and private modes of transportation systems.
For more information, visit https://www.truro-ma.gov/emergency-management/pages/covid-19-information.
Wellfleet COVID cases
From March 27 to April 9, the test positivity for Wellfleet was 6.67% according to the state database. The number of positive cases in the time frame reported in the state database was five.
With effect from Monday, February 28, the Wellfleet Board of Health and the Wellfleet Select Board on November 18 repealed the rule and order requiring the use of masks in city buildings and places open to the public, according to a statement from the city’s health department.
The mask counseling encourages people who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing protective face clothing when indoors and not in their own homes.
All people in Massachusetts (regardless of vaccine status) are required to continue to wear protective face clothing in certain environments, including transportation and health facilities. See www.mass.gov/maskrules for a list of venues where face dressing has been mandatory since May 29, 2021.
The State Department of Public Health urges all eligible residents to be vaccinated and keep up to date with COVID vaccinations, including when they are eligible for booster doses. Vaccination remains the most effective protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death, according to the announcement.
For more information, visit https://www.wellfleet-ma.gov/healthconservation-department.