All meetings are held online. Go to Wellfleet’s town website wellfleet-ma.gov and click on the individual meetings for instructions.
Thursday, May 7
- Housing Authority, 10 a.m.
- Dredging Task Force, 11 a.m.
Friday, May 8
- Cape Cod and Islands Selectmen and Councilors Association, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, May 11
- Town Administrator Screening Committee, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12
- Town Administrator Search Committee, 9 a.m.
- Select Board with Emergency Management Team: Covid-19 Updates, 10 a.m.
As of May 5, Wellfleet had one active case of Covid-19, four cleared cases, and one death as a result of the coronavirus.
Face Mask Enforcement
As of May 6, it is now a statewide requirement that everybody in an indoor or outdoor space who is not able to stay six feet apart from other people must cover mouth and nose with a mask. To help the town with providing information and possible enforcement, town officials want residents who observe people not complying with the order to email Health Department Director Hillary Greenberg-Lemos at [email protected]
Portable Toilets at Beaches?
With sanitizing of Wellfleet’s public outdoor spaces a major concern, Director of Community Services Suzanne Grout Thomas Tuesday told members of the Covid-19 Emergency Task Force that she is considering stationing portable toilets at all Wellfleet beaches and ponds. They would be sanitized twice a day. It is easier to keep portable toilets clean than it is to clean the cinderblock bathrooms already present at the beaches, Thomas said Tuesday.
A Swim Lesson Idea
While keeping density of usage low at ponds and beaches is at the top of Wellfleet’s priorities heading into the summer, town officials are also discussing how to keep people safe in the water. Director of Community Services Suzanne Grout Thomas told the emergency task force Tuesday she is considering swimming lessons in which the instructors do not physically touch kids, in order to lessen the chance of transmission.
Michael Stein, M.D., professor of health policy at Boston University, told the Independent that when it comes to guarding against transmission in such a scenario, “We don’t know for sure, but I’m less worried about the swimming and touching, and more about the laughing and coughing and sneezing and yelling.” —Devin Sean Martin