The 15 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day are a cornerstone of the local economy for Cape Cod and, with Massachusetts still battling the COVID-19 pandemic as summer approaches, a new regional task force plans to develop guidance aimed at keeping residents and visitors safe while making the most of a “muted” season.


The Bourne Bridge usually carries a steady stream of visitors to and from Cape Cod each summer. Sen. Julian Cyr of Truro said Wednesday he expects a “muted” season due to COVID-19 impacts.

“Our aim is twofold — to save lives and livelihoods,” Cyr said Thursday on a conference call with reporters.

The task force, led by the region’s legislative delegation, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Barnstable County officials, plans to work with Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening advisory board and put together recommendations that reflect the challenges of a geographically isolated region and a summer tourism hot spot.


Source: NBC Boston