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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Information

CASE REPORT UPDATED ON: February 25, 2021

COVID-19 Cases 2.25.21

Provincetown Health Department Covid-19 Information Page

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COVID Vaccine Information.  The Commonwealth’s vaccination plan is available here.   County Vaccine Helpline - COVID-19 Helpline (774) 330-3001  County Vaccine Info 



Effective Immediately:  The hours of alcohol sales allowed at businesses with pouring licenses shall be between 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10:00 am – 9:30 pm on Sunday.   

Governor’s Face Covering Order 

CDC Guidance on proper use of face coverings and how to make your own.
Sample Business Sign     COVID-19 Face Covering Decision Guide


Federal Centers for Disease Control have determined that COVID-19 is spread mainly by person-to-person contact and that the best means of slowing the spread of the virus is through practicing social distancing and by minimizing personal contact with large groups and environments where the virus may be transmitted.  Therefore, the CDC has issued guidance for large gatherings and community events recognizing that gatherings can significantly contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and introduce the virus to new communities. Public safety officials, including state and local law enforcement, have the jurisdiction to enforce these orders on gatherings, and event hosts in violation of these orders will be subject to fines or cease and desist orders.

Governor Baker’s Phased Reopening Plan Report

Upon implementing new COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards and completing a self-attestation checklist, phased sectors are permitted to reopen under the following protocols:  Sector-Specific Protocols and Best Practices   

Complaints against businesses not following the Governor’s Workplace Safety Standards should be directed towards or by leaving a message at 508-487-7000 x 555.

MASSACHUSETTS TRAVEL ORDER  Effective August 1st, all travelers entering Massachusetts—both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home—must comply with a new travel order. This includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester.   COVID-19 Travel Order  Lower Risk States

The new travel order requires all visitors and returning residents to fill out a “Massachusetts Traveler Form” unless they are coming from a state that has been designated a lower risk COVID-19 state or fall into an exemption category. The new travel order also provides that visitors and returning residents arriving in Massachusetts from any place other than a COVID-19 lower-risk state must quarantine for 14-days unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered on a sample taken not more than 72-hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts.   More details on this order will be posted and available at

If you have not already signed up for the Alert System, please do so at For information on Town Government operations call the Town Business Hotline at 508-413-9600 or the Department directly.

Report on COVID-19 Survey Results (August 2020).   The Provincetown Health Department released two surveys in August 2020. The surveys sought to take the temperature of the general community and the business community on how they are faring six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as, their plans and concerns for the off-season. For planning purposes, we also wanted to know if we would be welcoming more community members this off-season than normal.   Community Survey Results    Business Survey Results

On May 18th, the Provincetown Select Board heard the Community Survey Preliminary Results, the Public Health Workgroup Draft Report, and Tourism and General Business Survey.  Please click on the links below to see each (in PDF):

COVID-19 Community Survey Presentation      Tourism and General Business Survey

Helpful State Links and Resources: 

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency  

Unemployment & COVID-19 

Dept. Of Transitional Assistance Online Portal 

Emergency Childcare Site 

COVID-19 Cost Eligibility and Tracking Guidance 

Complete List of Emergency Orders & Guidance

Stop the Spread of Germs 

 Social distancing: for youth for general audience 

Coping with stress or fear 

To help manage the spread of the Coronavirus, and as a precautionary measure, the Town of Provincetown has closed all Town buildings to public traffic, with the exception of the Police Department. Staff will continue to work regular business hours and are available by phone and email. If you need to drop off anything for a department, please use the drop boxes located outside Town buildings. We will continue to hold necessary public board and regulatory committee meetings and hearings virtually, please check the posted agenda for information on how to participate.

The Town of Provincetown takes the health of its community very seriously. Please click on the buttons below for more information.

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