Provincetown Orders All to Wear Masks

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and mouth and must exercise social distancing in accordance with the CDC guidelines and shall remain in effect until rescinded.”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.


From a few days ago:
Provincetown Select Board Orders Wearing Masks in Public Places. Order Includes Wearing Masks Inside Businesses, Common Spaces inside Residential & Commercial Complexes, & Public Places including Commercial Street between Bangs and Pleasant Streets.
(Provincetown, MA) –The Provincetown Select Board implemented an Emergency Nuisance Order requiring the use of masks to reduce risk of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) when entering or working inside businesses and outside in public places including Commercial Street from Bangs to Pleasant Streets, which is roughly defined as the Town Center Commercial District. The Order takes effect Friday, May 1, 2020, and will remain in place until further notice.
The Provincetown Select Board voted, effective Friday, May 1st, to require all persons to wear masks when entering or working in enclosed spaces that are open to the public such as grocery
stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, etc. This also includes restaurants when picking up take-out and common areas of residential or commercial complexes with multiple units. The Order also applies to any person, not within an enclosed vehicle on Commercial Street between Bangs Street and Pleasant Street (roughly defined as the Town Center Commercial District).
The Order requires town businesses to post the Order at their entrance and to enforce the mask coverings within their establishment. The Order regarding inside spaces: masks need to be worn when entering or working in enclosed spaces that are open to the public such as grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, restaurants (when picking up take-out), and common areas of residential or commercial complexes with multiple units. The Order requires town businesses to post the Order at their entrance and to enforce the mask coverings within their establishment.
Public Outdoor Spaces: as for wearing masks in public, the Order states that masks must be worn in Public Spaces including Commercial Street between Bangs and Pleasant Street. This part of the order applies to any person not within an enclosed vehicle on Commercial Street between Bangs Street and Pleasant Street.
The purpose is to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect your own health and the health of others. It has been documented that transmission of the virus can easily occur before someone is symptomatic and also many people unknowingly carry the virus without ever becoming ill. The virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example,
speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. Thus, face coverings in public settings and where the public cannot appropriately social distance will help
reduce the risk of spreading the virus to other people.
CDC Guidance on the proper use of masks and how to make your own. The Town of Provincetown has a dedicated COVID-19 webpage with additional links, resources, and guidance. For more information, contact the Town of Provincetown at 508-413-9600.


Cape Cod Coronavirus - Teddy Bear Mask volodymyr-hryshchenko-unsplash (1)Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash

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