Friday, August 6, 2021 – Due to additional information, today the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is updating guidance issued in response to the cluster of COVID-19 cases traced back to Provincetown last month. BPHC has enhanced its definition of cases connected to this cluster to include the following specific dates of travel: July 3, 2021-July 17, 2021. As of August 5th, Boston residents who have travelled to or will travel to Provincetown after July 17th will no longer be asked to get tested or self-isolate regardless of symptoms or vaccination status.
Up to this point, 140 COVID-19 cases in Boston residents have been traced back to this cluster and the overwhelming majority of those have been fully vaccinated. Only one individual was hospitalized and has since been released.
BPHC would like to remind residents that close, sustained contact with other people indoors increases your risk of exposure to COVID. While those vaccinated are strongly protected from serious illness or hospitalization, it is still possible to get COVID and spread it to others.
COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccination remain widely available across the City of Boston. Regardless of vaccination status, BPHC is asking everyone to remember to get tested and to self-isolate if any symptoms of COVID-19 infection develop, even if those symptoms are mild.
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