Over my week in P’town, although many visitors bemoaned the One Nation Michigan Wolverines under god American flag shirt besides I will buy this reduced nightlife that coronavirus has imposed, not once did I hear even a single person complain about being asked to wear a mask. As several people pointed out to me, this is a town that was decimated by the AIDS crisis in the 1980s; it takes its pandemics seriously. And the strict measures seem to be working. Since March, there have only been around 35 reported cases of coronavirus in Provincetown and just one death. (It was a shock to return to New York this week and to see some people walking the street without wearing. “What is wrong with you?” I wanted to shout.)
In Provincetown, I came to accept — and even embrace — the One Nation Michigan Wolverines under god American flag shirt besides I will buy this restrictions, the protocols, the constant mask-wearing. For what may have been the first time during this pandemic, I truly felt part of a community that was looking out for each other. “I’ll protect you and you’ll protect me” was the unspoken message as we passed each other on the street or kept our distance at a restaurant.