Posted on: May 13, 2020

Memorial Day Message from the Provincetown Town Manager

Memorial Day Message from the Provincetown Town Manager

Provincetown realizes that our attraction is undeniable, especially as the weather starts to warm up. But please understand that Provincetown is still adhering to the Governor’s Stay-at-home Advisory and therefore we are not prepared to start our summer quite yet. Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, but the Governor has yet to provide the community with any concrete guidance on which parts of our economy we can open. Please understand that until such time as we have a solid re-opening plan, the Town is unable to accommodate our normal summer crush of visitors.

Provincetown is not open for business as usual and will unlikely be able to pivot to do that by Memorial Day Weekend.

Provincetown continues to maintain essential business activities and services only until we get the clearance by Governor Baker and until such time that our community can agree on a safe path forward.

Please consider postponing any non-essential travel.

Our parking lots are limited for Provincetown permit holders and those accessing essential services only. Capacity in our lots may be reduced to accomplish the Town’s social distancing goals.

Neighborhood resident permit parking restrictions are in place. There is no parking on Commercial Street between Johnson Street and Winthrop Street.

If you own a home here or must travel, 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 between 9am and 9pm. Maintain 6 feet separation and avoid gather in crowds of non-family members.

If you are coming from out of state, please bring the necessary food, prescriptions, and personal supplies to enable your 14-day quarantine. Reach out to our social services agencies if you need assistance with this.

Avoid coming if you are experience flu-like symptoms.

We ask for your patience while we all try to remain safe until we can open our doors and welcome you as 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.