• coronavirus Dec 21, 2021

    Provincetown Reissues Mask Mandate, Proof of Vaccination Required for Certain Indoor Spaces

    Provincetown, the popular tourist destination on the tip of Cape Cod, has reissued its mask mandate, more than three months after it downgraded it to an advisory. The indoor mask mandate was originally instituted on July 25 after a unanimous vote by the Board of Selectmen and Health Board in order to quickly address growing health concerns over the Cape…

  • Rhode Island Nov 17, 2021

    COVID-19 Cluster at RI High School Linked to Homecoming Dance

    A COVID-19 cluster that prompted a Rhode Island high school to move to remote classes for a week may be tied to a recent homecoming dance, health officials said. Pilgrim High School in Warwick started remote classes on Monday, about a week after the dance. “Roughly 25 cases among students and staff have been identified,” state Department of Health spokesperson…

  • education Nov 17, 2021

    Quincy Kindergarten Class in Quarantine After COVID Outbreak

    Students and staff in one classroom at a Quincy, Massachusetts, elementary school will remain in quarantine for the next week due to a coronavirus outbreak. At least seven students and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in one kindergarten class at the Beechwood Knoll Elementary School, Principal Janet Loftus said in a letter to the school community Tuesday. The cases…

  • coronavirus Nov 15, 2021

    COVID Cluster Prompts Rhode Island High School to Go Remote

    A Rhode Island high school moved to remote learning on Monday in response to an increased number of COVID-19 cases. The state Department of Health alerted school officials in Warwick about the cluster of cases at Pilgrim High School over the weekend. “This is a serious situation that needs cooperation from the entire Pilgrim community,” Superintendent Lynn Dambruch and Assistant…

  • coronavirus Nov 8, 2021

    Andover Elementary School Classes in Session Amid COVID Cluster

    Officials are warning parents and staff about an outbreak of coronavirus cases at an elementary school in Andover, Massachusetts, but have not canceled classes. South Elementary School saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases last week, according to a letter to the community from Principal Brenda Lee on Friday. At least 24 people had tested positive as of Sunday night,…

  • coronavirus Sep 1, 2021

    Provincetown Drops Mask Mandate

    Provincetown, the popular tourist destination on the tip of Cape Cod, has downgraded its mask mandate to an advisory over a month after a major outbreak of COVID. The indoor mask mandate was instituted on July 25 after a unanimous vote by the Board of Selectmen and Health Board in order to quickly address growing health concerns over the Cape…

  • Provincetown Jul 30, 2021

    How Provincetown Is Responding to Rising COVID Cases

    Bob Keary and Harrison Fish of “Wake Up! In Provincetown” discuss the impact of rising COVID cases and what to do this weekend on the Cape.

  • coronavirus Jul 30, 2021

    Provincetown COVID Cluster Now Approaching 900 Cases

    Nearly 50 new cases associated with the growing Provincetown COVID-19 cluster were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 882. The cluster jumped Thursday after almost 100 new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total number to 833. The previous report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases to the outbreak. Town Manager Alex Morse…

  • coronavirus Jul 28, 2021

    Provincetown COVID Cluster Reaches 833 Cases

    Nearly 100 new cases associated with the growing Provincetown COVID-19 cluster were reported in a day’s time, bringing the total number to 833. The cluster jumped Wednesday after another 300 cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total number to 765. The previous report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases with the outbreak. The majority of cases have so…

  • coronavirus Jul 27, 2021

    765 Cases Now Associated With Provincetown COVID Cluster

    Another 300 cases are now associated with the growing Provincetown COVID-19 cluster, bringing the total number of cases to 765. The previous report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases with the outbreak. The Provincetown Board of Selectmen and Health Board voted unanimously Sunday to turn a week-old indoor mask advisory into a requirement. The mandate went into effect…

  • coronavirus Jul 26, 2021

    What to Know About the Provincetown Indoor Mask Mandate

    Provincetown health officials voted unanimously Sunday to implement an indoor mask mandate amid an outbreak of breakthrough coronavirus cases linked to the popular tourist town. The mandate comes as the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said that recommending masks for vaccinated people is “under active consideration’’ by the government’s leading public health officials. The Provincetown Board...

  • coronavirus Jul 26, 2021

    Provincetown Implements Indoor Mask Mandate Amid COVID Outbreak

    Amid the massive number of coronavirus cases connected to Provincetown, Massachusetts, health officials have voted unanimously to establish an indoor mask mandate in the popular tourist town. The Board of Selectmen and Health Board voted during a virtual emergency meeting Sunday. Provincetown leaders moved quickly to address growing health concerns, turning a week-old indoor mask advisory into a requirement. The…

  • coronavirus Jul 26, 2021

    Provincetown Board of Health to Hold Emergency Meeting Amid COVID Outbreak

    Health officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts are scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on Sunday amid the massive number of coronavirus cases connected to the popular tourist town.

  • coronavirus Jul 25, 2021

    Nearly 200 More COVID Cases Reported in Provincetown Outbreak

    More than 430 coronavirus cases have been confirmed as connected to a COVID outbreak in Provincetown, the popular tourist town on the tip of Cape Cod.

  • Delta variant Jul 23, 2021

    Delta Variant Found in Provincetown COVID Cluster, Health Officials Confirm

    The coronavirus’ more-transmissible delta variant has been detected in a cluster of cases being monitored in Provincetown through genetic testing, Massachusetts health officials announced Friday.

  • coronavirus Jul 22, 2021

    Provincetown COVID Outbreak Up to 256 Cases, Nantucket Issues Mask Advisory

    More than 250 coronavirus cases have been confirmed as connected to a COVID outbreak in Provincetown, the popular tourist town on the tip of Cape Cod. Many of the cases are from elsewhere in Massachusetts or out of state, authorities said Wednesday. Also Wednesday, Nantucket joined Provincetown in advising people on the island to start wearing masks indoors and when…

  • coronavirus Jul 20, 2021

    Provincetown Has Issued a Mask Advisory Amid a COVID Outbreak. Here's What to Know

    Officials in the popular tourist destination of Provincetown, Massachusetts have issued a new mask advisory amid a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. The officials say a cluster of more than 130 new cases is linked to celebrations over the July 4 weekend. Many of those who tested positive were fully vaccinated. Here’ what we know about the rise in cases…

  • Massachusetts Jul 20, 2021

    New Mask Advisory in Provincetown After Spike in COVID Cases

    So far 132 cases have been linked to a Provincetown cluster from the Fourth of July holiday week.

  • coronavirus Jul 19, 2021

    130+ Test Positive in Provincetown COVID Outbreak, Prompting New Mask Advisory

    Town officials issued a new mask advisory after more than 130 people, many of whom were fully vaccinated, tested positive in a cluster of coronavirus cases linked to the Fourth of July in Provincetown, Massachusetts. During an emergency meeting Monday, the Board of Health voted to advise people to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. High-density venues where social…

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