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Community Tips, COVID-19, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 August 7, 2020: Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Update: New Measures on Enforcing Public Health Orders

August 7, 2020: Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Update: New Measures on Enforcing Public Health Orders

Following a careful review of public health data and working with health officials, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made an announcement today regarding updates aimed at reducing further COVID transmission and maintaining the progress Massachusetts has made thus far. The state is creating an interagency COVID-19 Enforcement and Intervention Team to provide coordinated, targeted […]

8/7/20 at 2:31 pm     258
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

News Release – Massachusetts Department of Public Health Residents urged to start using bug spray to avoid getting bitten BOSTON (July 3, 2020) –  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of […]

7/3/20 at 9:00 am     516
COVID-19, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized COVID-19 Massachusetts Reopening Plan by Industry Sectors

Massachusetts Reopening Plan by Industry Sectors

Governor Charlie Baker announced the following industry sectors may open, with guidance, in Phase I on the following dates: May 18 – Travel: all travelers to MA urged to self-quarantine for 14 days. Lodging restricted to essential workers only *Restaurant & Hospitality workgroup convened May 15 to develop procedures for reopening May 18 – Houses of […]

5/18/20 at 11:42 am     322
Children and Family, Community Tips, Schools, State of Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures

New measures include deferred student loan payments, updated remote learning guidance and enacting legislation to protect residents from evictions and foreclosures. Please visit read more at UPDATES TO SCHOOL CLOSURES

4/22/20 at 3:20 pm     154
Community Tips, COVID-19, State of Massachusetts Update: MEMA Covid-19 Command Center Situation Report 9/17/20

Update: MEMA Covid-19 Command Center Situation Report 9/17/20

The COVID Command Center, under the leadership of Secretary Marylou Sudders and reporting to Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, is the Commonwealth’s single point of strategic decision making and coordination for the Administration’s comprehensive COVID-19 response.  

4/16/20 at 12:17 pm     651
Community Tips, COVID-19, State of Massachusetts Massachusetts Launches a COVID-19 Text Message Notification System

Massachusetts Launches a COVID-19 Text Message Notification System

The new messaging tool called “AlertsMA” will allow residents to subscribe to real-time notifications by texting the keyword COVIDMA to 888-777.  After signing up, state and public health officials can send short messages and links to information directly to a resident’s cell phone or other mobile device.

4/2/20 at 11:34 pm     453
COVID-19 Press Releases, State of Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures and Executive Branch Employee Guidance

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures and Executive Branch Employee Guidance

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4. The Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home Advisory remains in effect.

3/31/20 at 11:48 pm     208     Mass.gov