COVID-19 Information Page
Looking for Provincetown's COVID-19 statistics?
The State maintains an interactive dashboard that is regularly updated with information on case counts, vaccination records, and hospitalizations.
Looking for the CDC's cleaning guidance?
Click here for the Town’s COVID-19 page.
Sign up for emergency alerts here.
Click here for the Provincetown COVID-19 Resource Guide.
The Health Department maintains two webpages on local resources and activities. You can access them here or at the links on the left:
Access the Health Department’s press releases here.
Provincetown follows the state’s guidelines and advisories, except where noted in the Joint Order of the Select Board and Board of Health.
On April 29, 2021, the Board of Health and Select Board met regarding their local order. As of Friday, April 30, 2021, Provincetown will follow the State’s Face Coverings Order, which will be relaxed for some outdoor settings:
- Face coverings will only be required outside in public when it is not possible to socially distance, and at other times required by sector-specific guidance.
- Face coverings will still be required at all times in indoor public places. Face coverings will also continue to be required at all times at events, whether held indoors or outdoors and whether held in a public space or private home, except for when eating or drinking.
As of Friday, May 28, 2021, Provincetown’s local joint order will be fully rescinded and the Town will follow state guidelines for all industries, except outdoor dining shall remain in effect until 60 days after the end of the COVID State of Emergency.
Prevention and Testing
How to Protect Yourself
National and international health organizations maintain the most up-to-date information on how to protect yourself from the virus, like the World Health Organization (WHO) information here and the CDC’s information here. The basics include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your nose, or mouth. People do this all day long unconsciously – try to be mindful of the urge and hold back.
- Clean frequently touched objects including cell phones and surfaces.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, then wash your hands. Use your clothes/elbow only if there are no tissues. Still wash your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Call Outer Cape Health Services at 508-905-2888 for screening and to make an appointment to get tested. For more information about Outer Cape Health Services’ COVID-19 testing procedures, click here.
The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment maintains a resource of testing sites on Cape Cod.
If You Have COVID-19
You must remain in isolation until a public health authority (the Massachusetts Department of Public Health or your local Board of Health) tells you can leave your home. Do not leave your home except for urgent medical care, and call ahead before you seek medical care. The CDC has guidance on what to do if you have contracted COVID-19, and your local public health staff will also provide you with guidance specific to your situation.