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Town officials to hold emergency meeting after 430 COVID-19 cases linked to Provincetown outbreak – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-07-25 08:28:48 –

Provincetown, Massachusetts. (WHDH)-Provincial Town officials will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday night after confirming that 430 positive COVID-19 cases have been associated with the cluster earlier this month.

Of these cases, 342 are from Massachusetts and 153 are residents of Provincetown. According to town manager Alex Morse, only three people needed to be hospitalized for treatment.

Provincetown officials on Saturday said positive COVID-19 cases had declined slightly after a surge at the beginning of the month, despite the cluster.

Visitors said they were paying attention when visiting tourist destinations.

“I’m not too worried. We’ll take all precautions,” said visitor Colton Fletcher. “We are already vaccinated, but there is that delta variant. Mask it at the right time.”

According to Morse, the town will operate an extended testing and vaccination site until July 30 and will continue to monitor wastewater to track the virus.

Provincetown requires everyone to follow the recommendations for indoor masks, regardless of vaccination status. It is advisable to check the vaccination status of customers at bars and restaurants.

On Wednesday, Nantucket joined Provincetown to encourage people to wear masks.

According to the CDC guidelines, all unvaccinated individuals, including children under the age of 12, should wear masks both outdoors and in public indoor spaces in congested areas where social distance cannot be extended.

Masks remain mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation.

It is also advised to be careful around large numbers of people in indoor spaces and avoid handshakes, kisses, hugs, and other forms of close contact that increase the risk of infection.

Officials said anyone who feels sick should be tested for the virus and stay home.

Provincetown officials will start an emergency virtual meeting at 5 pm on Sunday.

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