The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force (formerly the Cape Cod Reopening Task Force) was created to develop collaborative strategies for reopening Cape Cod. The goal of the Task Force is to support economic recovery while protecting the health and safety of our residents and visitors. The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force is led by the Cape & Islands Legislative Delegation, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Barnstable County, with participation from Cape Cod Healthcare, municipal officials, first responders, community leaders and others.




​State Elected Officials

  • Senator Julian Cyr, Cape & Islands District — ​Public Information Officer

  • Senator Susan Moran, Plymouth & Barnstable District 

  • Representative Sarah Peake

  • Representative Will Crocker

  • Representative Dylan Fernandes

  • Representative Randy Hunt

  • Representative David Vieira

  • Representative Tim Whelan

Other Municipal, County, and Federal Government Partners 

  • Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager

  • Anthony Schiavi, Bourne Town Administrator

  • Peter Lombardi, Brewster Town Administrator

  • Shareen Davis, Chatham Select Board Chair, Representative of Cape Cod Selectmen and Councilor’s Association

  • David Sampson, Sandwich Select Board Chair, Representative of Cape Cod Selectmen and Councilor’s Association

  • Jack Yunits, Barnstable County Administrator

  • Sean O’Brien, Director, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

  • Erika Woods, Deputy Director, Barnstable County Departmant of Health and Environment

  • Vaira Harik, Deputy Director, Barnstable County Department of Human Services

  • Kristy Senatori, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission

  • Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore

  • Chief Jim Golden, Provincetown Police Department 

  • Chief Peter Burke, Hyannis Fire/EMS

  • Chief Matthew Sonnabend, Town of Barnstable Police, Representative of the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council 

  • Margaret LaForest, Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development

  • Christopher Flanagan, Chair, Dennis Board of Selectmen​​

Private Sector

  • Wendy Northcross, CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce – ​Facilitator

  • Mike Lauf, CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare

  • Linda Markham, President, Cape Air; Vice Chair, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; & Member, Governor’s Reopening Advisory Board

  • Kevin Howard, Chair, Cape Cod Chamber Recovery Task Force

  • Eugene Curry, Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation

  • Ryan Castle, CEO, Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors

  • Cindy Horgan, Executive Director, Cape Cod Children’s Place


Additional Participiants

  • Julie Wake, Executive Director, Cape Cod Foundation for the Arts

  • Nancy Gardella, Executive Director, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

  • Kristie Ferrantella, Nantucket Select Board Member & Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce

  • Jerry Fishbein, Vice President, 1199 SEIU

  • Nelson Andrews, Jr. of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe 

  • Michael Kasparian, President & CEO of Falmouth Chamber

  • Marie Oliva, President & CEO of Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber