Information and Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Updated: April 8, 2020

On March 22, 2020, the Provincetown Select Board declared a State of Emergency to support the community’s response to coronavirus. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an Emergency Order the following day, urging all residents of the state to limit activities outside of the home and to practice social distancing. The order also requires all non-essential businesses and organizations to close their physical spaces, and encourages them to continue their operations remotely. The order has been extended until May 4, 2020.

message from Provincetown Town Manager Robin Craver encourages all residents and visitors to make their safety and well-being their top priority during this time. Residents are reminded to take steps towards social distancing, limit exposure to others, and wash hands frequently. Anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever and a cough or difficulty breathing should self-isolate immediately and call their healthcare provider for medical advice.

Provincetown has always been and continues to be a safe, warm, and welcoming destination for visitors.

We at the Provincetown Business Guild are closely monitoring the current outbreak of COVID-19, and are working with town officials including the Provincetown Health Department and the Board of Health in our effort to keep our members, town residents, and visitors informed about the outbreak, and on best practices to stay safe and minimize risk.

COVID-19 General Information

  • COVID-19 is the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, which first appeared in the United States on January 20, 2020. 
  • Symptoms of the infection may appear 2-to-14 days after initial exposure and include: fever; cough and shortness of breath; and pneumonia (in the most severe cases).


Follow General Prevention Strategies to Avoid Infection with COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you are sick.