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Governor Hints At Coming Regulations for Out-of-State Visitors To Cape Cod – As Cape Businesses Revolt Over Existing Regulations

June 19, 2020

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said he’s concerned about visitors coming to Cape Cod from states that have seen a recent increase in coronavirus numbers, and he hinted at coming state action.

Baker was asked about the situation during his coronavirus press conference on Friday, June 19. The exchange starts at 37:26 of the video. A transcript is below:


Reporter:  Governor, are you concerned with the infections that are ramping up in other states, that people may come here, the Cape and the Islands for a long vacation, and can’t quarantine? I mean, obviously, more businesses are opening … [inaudible]


Governor Charlie Baker:  Ahm, the answer to that is yes.  And I think we’ll probably have more to say about that next week.

It’s definitely been something we’ve been thinking about.


No one at the press conference asked the governor about a “tea party” about 100 Cape business owners held Thursday, June 18, dumping three wooden crates into the Bass River to protest against state government restrictions on business, as reported by The Cape Cod Times.

The Yarmouth Board of Selectmen, which is the executive board that oversees the town’s day-today affairs, voted on Tuesday, June 16 not to use any town resources to enforce the governor’s continued coronavirus restrictions.



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