Pop-up coronavirus testing site to open in Chatham on Monday after cluster of positive cases linked to party
A pop-up coronavirus The testing site will open in Chatham on Monday for people who attended a July 12 party linked to a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the city of Cape Cod.
The town, in cooperation with the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and Cape Cod Healthcare, is hosting the pop-up clinic in the town office annex parking lot on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The test is for everyone who attended the feast of July 12 or is close contact with someone who attended the party. People were asked to pre-register.
Chatham officials were told on July 21 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases were linked to a house party held in town on July 12.
There were at least 10 people last week who attended the party and are now positive for COVID-19, including a Chatham resident, officials said.
Authorities said contact tracing is underway.
Chatham Police Department has not received any reports or complaints regarding the house party.
“The amount of information known to the city about the party is limited, except that around 30 to 50 people were present and were not wearing masks according to the VNA,” officials said. “A number of people who tested positive would work in the restaurant industry and as a result, the Health Division contacted local catering establishments to ask employees if they were attending the party and to keep a close watch. all workers to detect symptoms.
A few local restaurants have temporarily closed their doors due to employees testing positive or employees who are in close contact with positive people.