For Immediate Release: July 22, 2021
Visitors to Provincetown Advised to get Tested for COVID-19
BURLINGTON, VT – Following reports from Massachusetts health officials of more than 200 cases of COVID-19 in Provincetown this month, the Vermont Department of Health is urging people who recently travelled to the popular vacation spot to get tested for Covid-19.
In a press release issued Wednesday, the Provincetown Board of Health and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment said that as of Tuesday, July 20, there were 256 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 associated with Provincetown. Of those, 190 are Massachusetts residents and the remainder are residents of other states. There are fewer than 10 cases in Vermont among people associated with recent travel to Provincetown.
Vermonters and others who travelled or are associated with people who travelled to Provincetown in July are urged to get tested for COVID-19. Being tested is the only way to know if you have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, and testing, as well as prevention efforts, are recommended regardless of vaccination status.
Testing locations throughout Vermont can be found at healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing.
People who have or are concerned about symptoms are advised to contact their health care provider.
For information about COVID-19 in Vermont, including vaccination and testing sites, visit healthvermont.gov/covid19.
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