With the arrival of summer dog days, COVID-19 cases in Cape Cod are on the rise.
In Falmouth, Massachusetts, weekly positive test results rose by 2%, in nearby Brewster, it rose by about 1%, and in Barnstable it fell by nearly 0.5%.
Health officials blamed the recent surge in family gatherings, including one in Chatham, linked to 13 infections.
Sean O’Brien explains: “In these situations, people may go to parties or enter some kind of internal home environment, and they are not using masks… They are not taking personal precautions to prevent Infected with COVID-19.” Director of the Barnstable County Health Department.
Although companies are not at fault, they may shut down again if the trend accelerates.
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Smith said: “They may just go to McDonald’s and then jump into a car, and four of them are in the car going to McDonald’s. They don’t consider attending family gatherings, but this is how it spreads.”
As for the health department, they did not wait to see what happened and have already started pop-up testing for the virus.
O’Brien pointed out: “These are potential risks. This is not a clinic open to anyone.” “For those who may have been exposed to working in restaurants or attending parties, these are potential risks.”
Meanwhile, Smith is sending information to the workers.
He said: “It is here. It is still here, and it will not disappear.”