Transport mask mandate lifted as COVID case count remains low

Local COVID test, vaccine options

Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown, Wellfleet and Harwich Port offers vaccines and testing. Call 508-905-2888 to receive a vaccine or test. Info: https://www.outercape.org/services/covid-information/

CVS Pharmacy offers vaccines, boosters, home testing, according to the company’s website. Info: https://www.cvs.com/

After:State government mask rules, from April 22

State Officials Public Transport Mask Notice

Effective April 18, 2022, following a federal policy change, masks are no longer required on public transportation, including on the MBTA (except on The Ride), commuter trains, buses, ferries and planes, or in rideshares (Uber and Lyft), taxis and livery vehicles, depending on the state’s mask rules online. Face coverings are also no longer needed inside or outside transport hubs, including train stations, bus stops and airports.

Provincetown COVID Cases

From April 3 to April 16, the test positivity rate for Provincetown was 1.35%, down from last week, according to the state Department of Public Health database. The number of positive cases during this period was less than five, like last week, according to the database.

As of April 21, the city’s health department has reported two cases of COVID.

Effective Tuesday, February 15, the indoor mask mandate invoked by city officials in late December was updated to a notice only. The advisory is a recommendation from city public health officials that masking continue indoors where social distancing cannot be achieved, when not eating or drinking, according to information on the site. City website.

Indoor masking in public is advised if you are two or older and not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, according to the advisory.

For more information, visit https://www.provincetown-ma.gov/1364/COVID-19-Information-Page.

Truro COVID Cases

From April 3 to April 16, the test positivity rate for Truro was 0%, according to the state database. The number of positive cases reported in the state database during this period was zero, the same as last week.

As of April 22, the city had one case of COVID-19, according to the city’s website.

On March 3, the Truro Board of Health voted to make face masks optional in municipal buildings, according to a city announcement.

Effective Tuesday, February 15, the Truro Board of Health voted to end the requirement for customers and staff to be masked inside commercial establishments and meeting places, according to information on the city ​​website.

The Board of Health advises people who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a face covering or mask indoors to avoid spreading COVID-19 to others.

For more information, visit https://www.truro-ma.gov/emergency-management/pages/covid-19-information.

Wellfleet COVID Cases

From April 3 to April 16, the test positivity rate for Wellfleet was 6.49%, down slightly from last week, according to the state database. The number of positive cases during this period was five, the same as last week.

Effective Monday, Feb. 28, the Wellfleet Board of Health and Wellfleet Select Board rescinded an earlier rule and ordinance requiring the use of masks in city buildings and places open to the public, according to an announcement from the service. city ​​health.

The mask advisory encourages people who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings when indoors and not in their own homes.

For more information, visit https://www.wellfleet-ma.gov/healthconservation-department.

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