Posted on: July 4, 2020

Summer is officially here in Provincetown, and as July 6th, we are officially in Phase 3 of opening in Massachusetts.  Many details of what can or can’t be done have yet to be determine.  Please be patient and kind as we navigate these uncharted waters. 

#1 Rule:  WEAR A MASK in public.   Respect this town and respect others.  You may or may not face public shaming if you don’t wear a mask.  Locals are very nervous- for good reason.

(Update 3.0)

What does Phase 3 mean? It means Gyms, theaters, museums, and other potential outdoor entertainment facilities will be open at a limited capacity.  Restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining- again limited.  Bars are NOT open but other “spaces” can be open if they serve food and adhere to guidelines. Art Galleries are open. Bonfires are currently NOT being allowed in the National Seashore. 

Almost all of Provincetown’s restaurants are open for take-out.  Many restaurants have used remarkable creativity to produce wonderful outdoor dining in alleyways (Front Street), parking lots (Fanizzi’s, Liz’s), walkways (Ross’s) or using existing substantial outdoor space (Canteen, Spindlers, Crown & Anchor, Tin Pan, Patio).  As I hear of more of more I will update.  CAPACITY IS LIMITED.  MAKE A RESERVATION.   

ptownie has compiled a list of who has Outdoor Seating with #’s of table and seats where it was supplied by the establishment.  here is the link: Outdoor Dining

Shopping is open and you can now physically browse and shop in stores. Please be aware that a limited number of people are typically allowed in the shop at any one time.

Masks? YES! Provincetown citizens have been conscientious about wearing masks—please respect our social distancing measures and wear a mask when in public and unable to social distance, or anytime when you are on Commercial Street from Bangs Street to Pleasant Street.

Parking is open but is only accepting credit cards. Neighborhood resident permit parking restrictions are in place.

The Bay State Cruise ferry between Boston and Provincetown resumed service on Monday, June 22, with three trips per day, seven days a week.

Weed? Yes. Curaleaf is now open and other dispensaries are still working through the process of opening. We have further information, rules, and a map at  Weed in Provincetown.  For example, you cannot smoke openly in the National Seashore (it’s federal land). 

We ask for your patience while we all try to remain safe until we can open our doors and welcome you as we have in the past. With your help, we can recover from this virus and these challenging economic times. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for supporting this place that we all love by respecting this guidance.  We will update as we get more information.