P.O. Box 324
Truro MA, 02666

Truro Declares COVID-19 Emergency | Important Info and Links

On March 19, after careful consideration and many preliminary steps, the Select Board issued a Declaration of Emergency outlining the decision to continue this until further notice.  Click here for the full text.  These steps are meant to allow the Town to marshal resources rapidly to limit  and mitigate effects of  the spread of COVID-19 and to protect townspeople.

As a practical matter:

Truro Residents should Shelter In Place.  The Town has prohibited

  • Public gatherings of more than 10 people until further notice  (MA set this limit on 3/23/20)
  • Consumption of food and/or alcohol at bars and restaurants until at least April 6, 2020
  • School attendance until at least April 6, 2020

This is not a lockdown. It is acceptable to go shopping, pick-up from restaurants and other certified kitchens and pharmacies,  take walks and engage in activities that ensure we can socially distance and minimize exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Only cooperation will ensure we do not have a lockdown, so please observe these requirements.


  •  Public Safety Facility
  • Transfer Station

These will operate as usual during this health emergency.

All offices and departments are working and can be contacted by phone and email as and if you need to.  Town Staff are available via email and telephone.  Staff Directory is available here.

All non-regulatory committees are suspended until further notice.  Likewise, the ZBA and the Planning Board are suspended until is it possible to hold public meetings.

The Town has excellent information available on the Town website, and we especially urge you to use these links to stay on top of rapidly evolving conditions:

Be well, stay safe and if you have questions that Town links do not address, feel free to contact us at tprta@tprta.org

We will do our best to finds answers!