PROVINCETOWN (CBS) – Town Manager Alex Morse announced on Tuesday that Provincetown will drop its indoor mask mandate and replace it with an advisory.
The mandate was put into place in late July as Provincetown dealt with a COVID cluster that surpassed 800 cases.READ MORE: Boston Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When the order went into place, the town said it planned is to remove the mask mandate once the positivity rate dipped below 3%.
On Tuesday, Morse said the positivity rate dropped to 2.3% on Monday, down from 15.1% on July 15.READ MORE: Arizona Mother Worried Son's Surgery In Boston Will Be Rescheduled Again Due To COVID
The number of active COVID cases in Provincetown has been under 10 for nearly three weeks.
As a result, town officials decided to downgrade the mandate to an advisory.MORE NEWS: How Long Should You Wait To Be Boosted After Getting COVID? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your COVID Questions
“Our public health advisory, while not a mandate, is a recommendation from public health officials that masking continue in indoor spaces when not eating or drinking,” Morse said. “Many people will continue to wear a mask, and we ask that those choosing not to wear a mask respect the decision of others to wear one, and we also ask those that continue to wear a mask respect the decision of those who decide not to wear one.”