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Thursday, Dec. 23
- Planning Board Meeting, 6 p.m.
With Covid-19 cases rising in Barnstable County, Provincetown has reinstated its indoor mask mandate effective Tuesday, Dec. 21. The mask mandate requires people to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces in town.
“This decision is based on an abundance of caution and monitoring an uptick in case counts locally and hospital capacities in the region,” according to an alert sent by Town Manager Alex Morse on Dec. 20.
Starting Monday, Dec. 27, adults will also be required to show proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses including bars, nightclubs, indoor fitness centers, and entertainment venues. The requirement does not apply to those seated outdoors at restaurants, or at food service establishments providing charitable food, such as soup kitchens, according to the alert. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a CDC verification card, a digital image of a CDC card, an image of any official immunization record, or any other Covid vaccine verification app.
Employees working at bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues are required to be vaccinated. If not already immunized against Covid-19, they will be granted “a short grace period to complete vaccination.” The first dose must be by Jan. 15 and the second by Feb. 15, 2022, the alert stated.
The Provincetown Dept. of Health has a limited stock of at-home tests for Covid-19 available. One test kit per resident is available while supplies last. Residents can get the test from the front desk at the Dept. of Community Development front desk during town hall business hours.
Over-the-counter tests are also available at local pharmacies, according to the alert. Self-tests produce rapid results and are recommended if you have been alerted to a possible Covid exposure as a close contact, or before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household.
Anyone experiencing Covid symptoms should stay away from others, seek testing, and contact their health provider, according to the alert. —Michaela Chesin