All meetings in Truro are remote only. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions how to join.
Saturday, July 31
- Climate Action Committee Public Event, 10 a.m.
Monday, August 2
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 10 a.m.
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 5
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
Indoor Mask Mandate Unlikely
Despite a rising number of cases of Covid-19 in Truro and a large cluster of cases in neighboring Provincetown, the town is not going to institute a mask requirement indoors “at this time,” said Emily Beebe, Truro’s health and conservation agent.
As of press time, Truro had 23 active cases of Covid-19. The town saw an uptick following the Provincetown outbreak.
Truro’s current mask policy, which was enacted in April 2020 and has been in place in some form since, requires people to wear masks in town buildings and in any business that has its own mandatory mask policy. In other words, the town requires that consumers follow business owners’ choices about masks.
Beebe said that the board of health will discuss the town’s mask policy at its Aug. 3 meeting, and a stronger mandate could be put in place, “if we hear from folks that that’s what they want.” The board could also “increase the clarity of that order so businesses feel even more supported,” Beebe said at the July 27 select board meeting.
Beebe updated the board on other ways the board of health is trying to help businesses, including a new program to provide them with rapid test kits.
Select board chair Bob Weinstein asked Beebe if the town should consider capacity limits in restaurants.
“I would really like to have a dialogue with restaurants,” Beebe said, to hear business owners’ feedback before instituting any such policy.
One member of the public at the select board meeting urged a stronger response by the town to the recent uptick in cases. “We in Truro are facing a renewed challenge,” said Ron Fichtner during the public comment period. “We should take strong notice on a personal and community level.” —Ben Glickman