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COVID-19 Updates

(Updated 8/5/20)


On 6/6/20, Governor Baker announced that Phase 2 of the 4-phase re-opening plan for Massachusetts would begin as scheduled on 6/8/20.  Among other permissions, this allowed short-term rentals to resume on Cape Cod, largely without condition.

In late July, Governor Baker announced some travel restrictions that applied to visitors from most states coming into Massachusetts.  EXEMPT from these restrictions were visitors residing in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii.  The restrictions went into effect on August 1st and mandated that visitors residing in any other states (not listed above) must either quarantine for 14-days upon entering Massachusetts or produce proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of entry.

On August 4th, Governor Baker removed Rhode Island from the EXEMPT list, meaning that visitors from Rhode Island must now follow the quarantine or negative test mandate.

For more information on the current mandate in effect, please visit the Massachusetts Covid-19 Travel Information page.

To help make 2020 a safe vacation rental season for everyone, the Cape and Islands Association of Realtors launched the SafeSummer2020 initiative.  Please visit this website for comprehensive guidance for vacationers and Cape Cod businesses and homeowners alike.  You will also find valuable information on the Reopening Cape Cod website.

To browse all of our Cape Cod Vacation Rental listings, click here.  For questions and/or assistance regarding Rentals, please contact us at (508) 255-2069 or by email at

For additional sources of information about the coronavirus, please visit the websites at the bottom of this page.



Sales continue to take place on the Cape and more homes are being listed for sale every day. Governor Baker issued the following guidance for Realtors during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Showings AND Open Houses are permitted, but must follow all social distancing guidelines.  Contacts between people and people and surfaces should be minimized, parties should stay six feet away from each other, masks should be worn, hands should be washed frequently, and surfaces should be wiped down and sanitized throughout the time frame of an open house.

Real estate closings are continuing, with social distancing for any in-person transactions. The Registry of Deeds is open for recordings only. Closings are currently taking place elsewhere.

To browse the entire Cape Cod MLS from the comfort of your home, please click here. If you have questions about a property, please call us 508-255-2202 or reach out to one of our local experts.


COVID-19 Informational Links

Cape Cod & Islands Safe Summer 2020

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force

Massachusetts Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control

Massachusetts Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors