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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Partners with ConvenientMD Urgent Care to Open Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site In Quincy

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Partners with ConvenientMD Urgent Care to Open Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site In Quincy

ConvenientMD and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site starting at noon on Friday, April 3rd at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quincy headquarters’ parking lot, located at 1600 Colony Dr. “This creative partnership with ConvenientMD is designed to help provide timely, easy and critical access to COVID-19 … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Steps To Encourage Social Distancing At State Parks, Beaches

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Steps To Encourage Social Distancing At State Parks, Beaches

Governor Charlie Baker Thursday (April 2) issued an emergency order requiring all coastal beach reservation parking areas managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to close effective 12:00 PM on Friday, April 3, 2020 to reduce large concentrations of people at beaches during the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, effective at noon on Friday, April … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures To May 4th

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures To May 4th

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Tuesday (March 31) 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. The Administration also updated the “COVID-19 Essential Services” categories for businesses and other organizations that … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Actions To Expand Health Care Workforce, Other Actions To Support Providers, Business During COVID-19

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Actions To Expand Health Care Workforce, Other Actions To Support Providers, Business During COVID-19

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Monday (March 30th) new actions that will support efforts to expand the Commonwealth’s health care workforce by expediting licensing for certain health care workers and onboarding for health care volunteers who have signed up through the Administration’s new online volunteer portal. The Administration also outlined a Department of Public Health order … Read more

Downtown Construction Activities Week Of March 29

Downtown Construction Activities Week Of March 29

35 Deaths From COVID-19 In MA; Positive Cases State-Wide 3,240

35 Deaths From COVID-19 In MA; Positive Cases State-Wide 3,240

For the second day in a row, 10 new deaths from COVID-19-related illness were announced by state public health officials on Friday (March 27th), as the number of people tested in Massachusetts grew to over 29,000. There were 823 new positive cases reported in the state in 24 hours, bringing the total number of positive … Read more

State Public Health Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

State Public Health Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

State Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, announced March 27th that she has tested positive for COVID-19. In an statement emailed to the news media, Bharel said: “I want to notify the public that I have tested positive for COVID-19.  I was tested Thursday night and received the results back today from the State Public … Read more

COVID-19 Claims The Lives Of 3 Quincy Residents; Number Of Cases Here Now 43

COVID-19 Claims The Lives Of 3 Quincy Residents; Number Of Cases Here Now 43

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of three Quincy residents and the number of cases – including presumptive and confirmed – in the city has increased to 43, according to an update released by the City of Quincy March 26. One of the new cases in Quincy is reported to be a Quincy firefighter. … Read more

MA DPH Announces 10 More Deaths From COVID-19; Number Of Cases 2,417

MA DPH Announces 10 More Deaths From COVID-19; Number Of Cases 2,417

State health officials Thursday (March 26th) announced 10 additional deaths from COVID-19, the largest number of deaths in Massachusetts reported in a single day, as the number of tests grew by 3,827 people since yesterday. These 10 people are: Male, 50s, Essex County, preexisting conditions, hospitalized Male, 80s, Essex County, preexisting conditions, hospitalized Male, 80s, … Read more

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Federal Disaster Request, Other COVID-19 Response Efforts

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Thursday (March 26) a new request to the federal government for a Major Disaster Declaration, in addition to other actions to sustain the Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19. If approved, this declaration would provide the Commonwealth additional federal assistance beyond what was included in the Emergency Declaration declared by President Trump on … Read more

City of Quincy COVID-19 Update March 25: 36 Quincy Cases, One Death

City of Quincy COVID-19 Update March 25: 36 Quincy Cases, One Death

As of March 25, there were 36 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Quincy according to an update released by the city. Of that number, 8 people have recovered and one man in his 80’s has died from contracting the virus. Statewide as of March 25, there are 1,838 cases including presumptive and confirmed. … Read more

Baker Orders All MA Schools, Non-Emergency Child Care Programs Closed Until May 4

Baker Orders All MA Schools, Non-Emergency Child Care Programs Closed Until May 4

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Wednesday (March 25) new actions to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, including extending the closure of all public and private schools and non-emergency child care programs and steps to protect homeowners and low-income tenants from eviction and foreclosure. The Department of Public Health (DPH) also issued an order relative to pharmacies … Read more