BOSTON (WHDH) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday warned residents that Massachusetts is “still in the surge” phase of the coronavirus pandemic and that the disease is continuing to make people across the Commonwealth “very sick.”
“We’re at the end of what I think everybody would say was a very difficult week in managing our way through the surge and yesterday marked one month since we issued our original emergency order to close all non-essential businesses. I know for a lot of people that it has felt a lot longer than that,” Baker said during a news conference at the State House. “I know everybody would like to see that it’s over but we are still in the surge and we need to recognize that this insidious and often invisible virus is still making people here in Massachusetts very sick.”
Baker urged Bay Staters to continue to stay home, practice social distancing, and wear a face mask in public to protect healthcare professionals on the frontlines who are working tirelessly to make sure those who fall ill recover from COVID-19.