Town of Brewster, Massachusetts – The Town of Brewster urges those who have recently returned or are planning to return to Brewster from New York or any other out-of-state areas with high incidence rates of COVID-19 to self-isolate in their homes for a period of fourteen (14) days. This action is consistent with a White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendation and a Barnstable County advisory issued yesterday.
This voluntary self-isolation, out of an abundance of caution, is necessary because New York City is the current epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and since incidence rates across the country are accelerating at alarming rates. Self-isolation for 14 days will help curb the spread of the disease in Brewster and across the Cape, and it will reduce the burden on our critical infrastructure, including first responders, hospitals, and health care workers.
We strongly urge all new arrivals to Brewster to take special steps to distance themselves when buying groceries or undertaking other essential activities in our community. New arrivals should practice social distancing, avoid group gatherings, monitor their health, and contact a health care provider if symptoms such as fever with cough or shortness of breath occur.
For more information about testing and how to protect yourself and others from this highly contagious disease, please visit:
You may call the Massachusetts non-emergency information phone line by dialing 211.