Boston urges Provincetown visitors to get tested for COVID-19, self-isolate – WCVB Boston

The Boston Public Health Commission said at least 35 COVID-19 cases in Boston residents have been traced back to a cluster in Provincetown, adding that the overwhelming majority of the patients were fully vaccinated.The city’s health commission issued new guidance Tuesday to all Boston residents who have traveled to Provincetown so far during the month of July and until further notice.The city is telling visitors to the town to get tested for COVID-19 at least five days after returning, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms.Boston health officials are also asking visitors to self-isolate and avoid groups or gatherings for at least five days and until they receive a negative COVID-19 test, regardless of vaccination status.The new guidance comes 24 hours after Provincetown officials issued a public health advisory, following the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported 132 positive COVID-19 cases associated with the Provincetown cluster. The new public health advisory urges everyone to get vaccinated, isolate and get tested if they experience symptoms. It also urges venues to enforce vaccine verification and suggests everyone wear masks indoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.Provincetown officials and health officials became aware of an outbreak, which involved many breakthrough cases, following the Fourth of July holiday.The town, at the tip of Cape Cod, has a year-round population of about 3,000 people. That number swells to 60,000 in the summer.

The Boston Public Health Commission said at least 35 COVID-19 cases in Boston residents have been traced back to a cluster in Provincetown, adding that the overwhelming majority of the patients were fully vaccinated.

The city’s health commission issued new guidance Tuesday to all Boston residents who have traveled to Provincetown so far during the month of July and until further notice.

The city is telling visitors to the town to get tested for COVID-19 at least five days after returning, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms.

Boston health officials are also asking visitors to self-isolate and avoid groups or gatherings for at least five days and until they receive a negative COVID-19 test, regardless of vaccination status.

The new guidance comes 24 hours after Provincetown officials issued a public health advisory, following the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported 132 positive COVID-19 cases associated with the Provincetown cluster.

The new public health advisory urges everyone to get vaccinated, isolate and get tested if they experience symptoms. It also urges venues to enforce vaccine verification and suggests everyone wear masks indoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.

Provincetown officials and health officials became aware of an outbreak, which involved many breakthrough cases, following the Fourth of July holiday.

The town, at the tip of Cape Cod, has a year-round population of about 3,000 people. That number swells to 60,000 in the summer.


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