From our partners at the Cape Cod Chamber

Governor Baker has just announced that effective August 1st, all travelers entering Massachusetts—both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home—must comply with a new travel order. This includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester.

The new travel order requires all visitors and returning residents to fill out a Massachusetts Traveler Form unless they are coming from a state that has been designated a lower risk COVID-19 state or fall into an exemption category. Currently, the lower COVID-19 states are NY, NJ, CT, ME, RI, VT, NH and HI. All lodging and short term rental entities are required to inform guests at time of booking, on websites and on-site. All lower risk states will be updated regularly by DPH.   

The new travel order also provides that visitors and returning residents arriving in Massachusetts from any place other than a COVID-19 lower risk state must quarantine for 14 days unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered on a sample taken not more than 72 hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts.

Click here to read the full details of this travel order.

Here is some copy you can use to inform your customers:
Cape Cod is ready to host you! Our beautiful beaches and plentiful accommodations are awaiting. Enjoy unique shopping, unparalleled outdoor recreation, and indoor / outdoor dining, with more activities soon to follow. We are working together to keep you safe so all are following the Commonwealth’s Mandatory Safety Standards.

If you are traveling to Cape Cod from within Massachusetts or Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii you need not to self-quarantine. This list of lower risk COVID-19 states will be updated regularly. Visitors from other states must complete a Massachusetts Traveler Form. Read more >

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