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Mass. has changed its coronavirus travel rules. Here’s what to know.

“Every traveler coming to Massachusetts no matter where they’re from has a responsibility to help keep COVID-19 out of the commonwealth.” Since late March, travelers to Massachusetts have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Soon, failure to comply, or failure to show proof

Mass. has changed its coronavirus travel rules. Here’s what to know.2020-07-27T13:09:19-04:00

When Will Phase 4 of Massachusetts’ Reopening Happen?

With Phase 3 of Massachusetts' reopening plan well underway, many are wondering how long it will be before Phase 4 can commence. The answer? It remains unclear. According to the state's guidelines, Phase 4 includes bars, nightclubs and large entertainment venues, none of

When Will Phase 4 of Massachusetts’ Reopening Happen?2020-07-16T03:55:57-04:00

Massachusetts lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors

BOSTON — Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace safety

Massachusetts lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors2020-07-16T03:52:38-04:00

Worst-case scenarios predicted Mass. hospitals would be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Here’s why that didn’t happen

Hospitals proved nimble in increasing the number of intensive care patients they could treat, swiftly tripling the number of ICU beds statewide. On the night of May 1, Dr. Eric W. Dickson, chief executive of UMass Memorial Health Care, went to bed praying

Worst-case scenarios predicted Mass. hospitals would be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Here’s why that didn’t happen2020-07-12T08:07:36-04:00

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts

In an open letter to a Massachusetts task force established to study the state’s response to COVID-19, the Pioneer Institute, a state policy think tank, highlights much-needed reforms at the state’s nursing homes. More than 60 percent of the state’s deaths from coronavirus—5,086

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts2020-07-11T04:04:54-04:00

Long lines as COVID-19 testing blitz begins in 8 Mass. communities

BOSTON — Long lines formed Friday as the state opened free COVID-19 testing in eight communities that are seeing elevated spread of the virus. Before the doors could even open Friday, there was a line outside MGH’s Chelsea Healthcare Center with people waiting

Long lines as COVID-19 testing blitz begins in 8 Mass. communities2020-07-11T03:56:12-04:00

Parole In Massachusetts: Free To Go, But Not To Leave

Nearly 10 years ago, Wilfred Dacier was told he would be a free man. But for Dacier, now 63, his view continued to be a little corner of the town of Gardner that changed only with the seasons. The positive vote he received

Parole In Massachusetts: Free To Go, But Not To Leave2020-07-11T03:53:05-04:00

Mayor Walsh presents briefing on Boston’s response to COVID-19

BOSTON — With many Boston attractions scheduling their reopening dates for next week, Mayor Marty Walsh is scheduled to provide a briefing on the city's ongoing response to COVID-19. Boston is scheduled to enter Phase 3 of the reopening process Monday, one week

Mayor Walsh presents briefing on Boston’s response to COVID-192020-07-08T02:50:51-04:00

Marriott Long Wharf, site of Biogen conference where dozens caught COVID-19, reopens Tuesday

BOSTON — Marriott on Tuesday reopened the waterfront Boston hotel that hosted a leadership conference where dozens of people contracted coronavirus early in the course of the pandemic. The Marriott Long Wharf hosted the leadership conference for 175 employees of Cambridge-based Biogen in

Marriott Long Wharf, site of Biogen conference where dozens caught COVID-19, reopens Tuesday2020-07-08T02:48:42-04:00