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cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 29, 2021 12:09PM
.....despite having a high vaccination rate......833 so far tied to Provincetown, MA.....



833 cases now tied to Provincetown COVID-19 cluster, town manager says

....The number of positive cases associated with a COVID-19 cluster in Provincetown that have been reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has grown to 833, the town manager said.

Of these cases, 501 are Massachusetts residents, 210 of which reside in Provincetown. The remainder of individuals who tested positive reside in other states, Town Manager Alex Morse said.

Seven hospitalizations have been reported to date associated with the cluster – five in Massachusetts and two out-of-state. No deaths have been reported.

Morse said case number is cumulative since July 1 and does not represent the number of people with active cases of COVID-19, or the number of cases currently hospitalized.

On Tuesday, Morse said 765 cases had been identified as part of the Provincetown cluster.

On Sunday, Provincetown officials unanimously voted to re-institute an indoor mask mandate for the town.

Face coverings are required in Provincetown for all workers and customers of indoor public spaces, except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability.

The mandate covers all indoor restaurants, theater or performance venues, bars and dance floors, lodgings, fitness centers, retail and personal service shops, offices or other public facilities, town officials said.

Food service establishment customers may only remove face coverings when seated.
Performance venue customers may only remove face coverings in the actual act of eating and drinking.
Indoor bar and dance venue customers may only remove face coverings when seated at tables or seated at a bar. Patrons standing or ordering at the bar must be masked. Guests must be masked on indoor dance floors.
Lodging guests and workers are required to wear face coverings when inside hallways and common areas.
Fitness centers/health clubs workers, customers, and visitors are required to wear face coverings during fitness activity, including strenuous activity.
Personal Services customers and workers are required to wear face coverings, except for skin or beard care that occurs on the face; the customer may temporarily remove the face covering but must immediately put the face covering back on for the remainder of the visit.
All unvaccinated individuals, including children under the age of 12, are required to wear masks both outdoors in crowded areas where social distancing cannot be achieved and in public indoor spaces, per CDC guidelines.
Masks remain mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.
Morse says that daily COVID-19 testing will continue to be conducted in the Veterans Memorial Community Center parking lot, located at 2 Mayflower St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 13. Testing is free and does not require an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines are also available at the Veterans Memorial Community Center testing site through Aug. 6. Morse says the vaccination site offers the two-dose Pfizer mRNA vaccine and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and no appointment, ID or insurance is required.

In addition, Morse says town officials are working with Barnstable County officials to procure and distribute 1,200 BinaxNOW at-home COVID-19 test kits to Provincetown businesses, residents and visitors. More tests will be made available as needed, according to Morse......



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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 29, 2021 01:02PM
North Carolina isn't doing well at all.

"Breaking News: New coronavirus cases in NC reach number not seen since February; 2,633 people were diagnosed with virus in past 24 hours"

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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 29, 2021 02:12PM
No worries, South Carolina will manage to do worse!

A lot of places are doing nearly as badly as Provincetown...my county is averaging 60 new cases a day, so nearly 1900 for July...with a population of 300K. The vaccination rate is only 35%.

Just got the email from the priest, mask required at church, no more social hour. That had been great for my Mom. So disappointing.

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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 29, 2021 02:24PM
"High vaccination rate" is not as valuable information as "Rate of occurrence among the vaccinated." Many of these outbreak stories don't include this detail, which implies that vaccination is not helping. Imprecision adds to the FUD.



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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 29, 2021 02:37PM
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Acer
"High vaccination rate" is not as valuable information as "Rate of occurrence among the vaccinated." Many of these outbreak stories don't include this detail, which implies that vaccination is not helping. Imprecision adds to the FUD.

The vaccination rate in a place like P'town would be irrelevant anyway...these cases are mostly among the summer people. No way to know that rate. The year round population is like 2k, but it goes to 60, 70 k in the summer.

I think it's a healthy caution against letting your guard down in vacation venues this summer, no matter how high the local vaccination rate.
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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 29, 2021 05:52PM
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Acer
"High vaccination rate" is not as valuable information as "Rate of occurrence among the vaccinated." Many of these outbreak stories don't include this detail, which implies that vaccination is not helping. Imprecision adds to the FUD.

Here is the answer on that, from NY times
"Some of the research may be related in part to an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., where Fourth of July festivities have led to 882 cases as of Thursday. Nearly three-quarters of those people were fully vaccinated."
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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 29, 2021 07:08PM
The Force is strong with the Delta variant...
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Re: cluster**ck?!.....Provincetown, MA, cluster -> COVID outbreak.....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 29, 2021 08:47PM
Funny, my take away from this is that it's great news: 833 cases, 7 hospitalizations and 0 deaths. We don't know the conditions of those hospitalized, and maybe that would help, but I see this as positive news.
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