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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Provincetown Health Department Covid-19 Information Page


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   Manufacturing & Construction   Houses/Places of Worship   Parks, Open Space & Outdoor Programs    Lodgings   Retail   Restaurants

Governor Baker announces Phase 2 (Step 2) to start on June 22, 2020.  

Four Phased Approach Website Page    Data Dashboard        Guidance for Businesses on the Reopening Plan   

Reopening Plan Template   Compliance Attestation Poster    Employer Poster   Worker Poster   Additional Signage Resources

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.

Provincetown’s Mask Order

Provincetown Select Board voted on May 4, 2020 to adopt the Governor’s Face Covering Order and add “any member of the public not covered under the Governor’s Order utilizing Commercial Street from Bangs Street to Pleasant Street between 9 am and 9 pm must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth and must exercise social distancing in accordance with the CDC guidelines and shall remain in effect until rescinded.”       CDC Guidance on proper use of face coverings and how to make your own.   Sample Business Sign   COVID-19 Face Covering Decision Guide

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.

As of July 1, 2020, the Town of Provincetown has 0 confirmed active cases of Coronavirus, 1 death from complications related to COVID-19, and 28 additional cases are considered recovered and have been cleared from quarantine by the public health nurse according to CDC Protocol.  Updated as info becomes available.
Note: These numbers only reflect those individuals that have sought testing. Some people who are positive may not show symptoms and therefore may not seek testing. Social Distancing is effective but it must be maintained over a period of time for it to be truly successful.


Town Manager’s Recovery Coalition

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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

Recovery Coalition Stakeholder Members

 Town Manager’s Introduction to the Recovery Coalition

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 1, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 15, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 29, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

May 20, 2020 COVID-19 Call-In Session Questions and Answers

April 13, 2020 - Helpful State Links: 


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 

 What to do if you are sick 

10 tips for at-home quarantine or self-monitoring 

In response to the COVID-19 Emergency, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all individual to Stay at Home and all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public. All persons are advised to practice social distancing by not gathering in crowds or 10 or more and staying 6 feet away from those you are not sheltering with. See Governor’s Order:

Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Order 

Order of the Governor - COVID-19 Essential Services 

Governor Prohibiting Assemblages 

Governor’s Guidance on Lodgings and Short Term Rentals

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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