Boston’s NBC News affiliate reports:
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 distancing is not achievable are advised to enforce vaccine verification prior to admittance, per the advisory.
Some town officials felt the advisory didn’t go far enough, however. “I have to say, I’m a little disappointed that we haven’t taken a stronger stand on this. Rather than just advising, we should require masks,” said Dr. Janet Whelan, a member of the Provincetown Board of Health.
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130+ Test Positive in Provincetown COVID Outbreak, Prompting New Mask Advisory https://t.co/X7YWgK4CV9
— Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) July 19, 2021