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Thursday, August 20
- Dredging Task Force, 9 a.m.
- Select Board at Wellfleet Seasonal Resident Association, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
As of August 18, Wellfleet had one active case, ten cleared cases, and one death as a result of the coronavirus.
Testing Expansion Effort
Health Agent Hillary Greenberg-Lemos is working with Truro Health Agent Emily Beebe and with Outer Cape Health Services to determine a way to test people for Covid who don’t have symptoms. To currently qualify for a test at Outer Cape Health, a patient needs to have been in close contact with a suspected case. “The problem is, the state isn’t recommending asymptomatic testing,” Greenberg-Lemos said at Tuesday’s Covid Task Force Meeting. She added that being able to test asymptomatic people is especially crucial as schools begin to open.
Shellfish Dept. Revenue Doesn’t Dip Much
The Shellfish Dept. has made about $82,000 this year, which is down from about $87,000 last year, according to Shellfish Constable Nancy Civetta. The figures surface at a time when town officials are still unsure about the overall losses in revenue they will face due to Covid. “At this point, I don’t think it will be that big of a difference; I don’t think we will be down too much,” Civetta said at Tuesday’s Covid Task Force Meeting. The constable said she expects to see a rebound in profits during the fall.
Emergency Staff Is Back
The Wellfleet Fire and Police depts. have been short-staffed for most of the summer, but now both have received crucial new personnel. The fire dept. filled two of its four open spots, with an additional third member expected to join the team soon, according to Chief Rich Pauley. The police dept. filled its two open spots with two new police academy graduates, according to Chief Mike Hurley. —Devin Sean Martin