Dear PMPM Community,
It is difficult to find the words to adequately address the impact COVID-19 is having on all our lives.
First, let us say to those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are sick or have loved ones who have been affected, all of you are in our thoughts. To our friends in the business community, we’re here by your side as we all stand together to face the current economic uncertainty and support our local businesses and community. To those people working on the front lines, you have our sincerest thanks.
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will not reopen as scheduled in a preemptive measure to protect our members, guests and team from the continued spread of COVID-19. As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to unfold we are unable to set a re-opening date. We will open to the public when guidance from State and Federal Officials deem it safe to do so. All April and May events have been postponed until June.
While our doors are closed, we are strengthening our procedures, team training and museum protocols to take every possible precaution.
We’re actively working on bringing the PMPM experience and message to you virtually. It’s our hope that we can serve our community during this time with educational and entertaining content, connectivity and continued community celebration of free thought, association and belief. We will remain in touch and welcome hearing from you via phone, email and social media.
We love this community.
We look forward to reopening our doors to you—our friends, patrons and partners.
Thank you for reading this message, for your ongoing calls and support, and please stay safe and healthy.
David & Courtney
K. David Weidner, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Courtney K. Hurst
President, Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association
The Provincetown 400 Task Force today issued a statement from Co-Chairs, Lori Meads and K. David Weidner, Ph.D., regarding the Provincetown 400 Opening Ceremony:
“For the safety and health of all, and in following the guidance of local, state and national officials, the Provincetown 400 Opening Ceremony scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020 has been postponed. It is now scheduled for Friday, June 26, but is subject to change. In addition, all Provincetown 400 and Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) events scheduled for April, including the Chamber Music Concert scheduled for April 18, have also been postponed.
This decision was deemed prudent out of concern for the health and wellbeing of all participants, attendees and our community as we continue to closely monitor information about the coronavirus and COVID-19. We will continue to collaborate with all officials and follow the recommendations from authorities including the Mass. Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The safety and health of everyone who participates in or attends any Provincetown 400 or PMPM event are paramount to us.
PMPM is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following the guidance of local, state and national officials to ensure the health and safety of everyone during the Provincetown 400 season.
There are a number of precautions we are taking in our facilities. We have also set new protocols for all staff, volunteers and patrons.
• Our trusted maintenance staff is increasing the frequency of regularly sanitizing and disinfecting the facility, particularly all frequently-touched surfaces.
• Our restrooms are cleaned several times daily and outfitted with a plentiful supply of hand soap & paper towels. We will also provide access to hand sanitizer in other spaces within the facility.
• If a volunteer or staff member is showing even slight cold or flu symptoms they will be asked to stay home. We are also asking staff & volunteers to perform frequent hand washing and cleaning practices while working.
• We ask everyone to exercise individual responsibility and follow guidelines put forth by the MA Dept. of Public Health and the CDC, which you can find at their respective websites, especially in regards to stopping the spread of COVID-19. If a guest is unwell, we will encourage them to call Outer Cape Health Services for an evaluation.
We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and modify these protocols as needed.
Thank You for your support and cooperation.