• Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website
  • Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website
  • Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website
  • Town of Brewster
    Town of Brewster Official Town Government Website

Please click here to access the latest Town of Brewster updates on the Coronavirus

Brewster Current Cases: 99 (75 in long-term care facilities)
Please note - # of cases may differ from state or county totals based on data collection methods. Long term care facility data reported to the state database includes all residents and staff tested at the facility. Brewster totals only include residents and staff that reside in Brewster.

Homemade Face Coverings/Masks

Governor Baker issued a Statewide Order Requiring the Use of Masks Or Face Coverings effective May 6, 2020 in any place open to the public where social distancing cannot be maintained includings stores and public transit. Simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

DIY Instructions for Homemade Face Coverings:
Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items (rubber bands, string) or made at home from common materials (T-shirts, bandanas) can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/07/answers-your-diy-face-mask-questions-including-what-material-you-should-use/?arc404=true

Washing Masks/Care Instructions:

  1. Donated masks should always be washed prior to use.
  2. Wash dirty masks between daily usage or after each use depending on level of exposure.
  3. Machine wash or Hand wash in hot water with regular detergent.
  4. Dry completely on hot setting or lay on flat surface to dry.
  5. Ensure mask is completely dry prior to next usage.
  6. Everyone should have at least two masks – one for wearing and one for laundry.
  7. Always wash your hands after removing a mask or putting a previously worn mask back on.

Wearing and Removing Masks:

  1. Mask should fit snugly against the side of face, over the nose bridge, beneath the chin, and be secured with ties or ear loops.
  2. Breathing should be unrestricted.
  3. Replace mask if material becomes wet (versus damp) from breath condensation.
  4. To remove mask, be careful not to touch eyes, nose, or mouth and fold outside surface away from face.
  5. Wash hands immediately after removing used mask.

To Volunteer:
Because of the continued shortage of face masks for health care professionals, several organizations across the Cape are producing homemade face coverings for those in need. To learn more, please visit https://www.ccmedicalreservecorps.org.

Local Retailer Face Coverings:

Remember – if you need to leave home, face coverings with social distancing will help protect you and your family.