BOSTON (AP) — Greater than 130 new instances of COVID-19 have been linked to a surge in instances in a preferred Cape Cod resort city.
State well being officers stated Wednesday evening that they’ve traced 256 instances to a Fourth of July cluster in Provincetown, up from 132 the day earlier than.
The rise in instances has prompted some native bars and eating places to require proof of vaccination from patrons. City officers are additionally encouraging residents and guests to put on masks indoors when social distancing isn’t possible. Unvaccinated individuals are required to put on masks indoors and open air.
One native enterprise proprietor urged guests to remain away in the event that they haven’t been immunized.
“Folks can select to not get vaccinated, they’ll select to journey — that’s their alternative,” Ken Horgan, proprietor of the Pilgrim Home, told The Cape Cod Times. “However I don’t have to decide on to allow them to expose my workforce.”
The institution, which affords lodging, eating and leisure, is now verifying the vaccination standing of patrons and requiring staff to take COVID-19 checks.
Thirty-five of the individuals whose COVID-19 instances have been linked to Provincetown dwell in Boston, and that metropolis’s officers are actually asking anybody who has not too long ago traveled to Provincetown to get examined for the virus.