Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov and follow the “helpful link” to Truro Channel 18.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
As of Nov. 17, Truro had two active cases of Covid-19, 16 resolved cases, and no deaths.
No Rapid Testing for Outer Cape Schools
Truro Central School Supt. Michael Gradone said he joined Provincetown and the entire Nauset District in saying “No, thanks” to free rapid Covid tests for students and staff.
Under the program, announced last week by the state Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2 million Abbott BinaxNOW tests are available for students and staff who report any symptoms.
So far, 134 schools have accepted the offer, which will launch in December.
Provincetown Supt. Suzanne Scallion said the rapid tests are not reliable enough, and the health departments in Truro and Provincetown have provided several rounds of free tests for school and town staffs. Gradone said he agreed with her.
Several Cape districts are taking advantage of the offer, however, including the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Harwich.
Paul Niles, the executive director there, said he sees the usefulness of a rapid test because it could clear up confusion between having allergies or hyper-awareness and having Covid-19 symptoms.