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BOSTON RESILIENCY FUND TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS MOST IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

BOSTON STRONG news – Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The emerging and immediate priorities of the Boston Resiliency Fund are to provide food to Boston's children and older adults, technology to Boston Public Schools students for remote learning, and support to first responders and health care workers so they can effectively do their jobs. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the formation and…
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PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED IN BOSTON DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

BOSTON STRONG news – Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports After the declaration of a public health emergency, Mayor Walsh also shared updates and announced new regulations for restaurants, bars and clubs. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Boston Public Health Commission is declaring a public health emergency in the City of Boston, due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This step allows BPHC…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – JOINT STATEMENT FROM MAYOR AND LICENSING BOARD CHAIRWOMAN ON RESTAURANTS AND BARS

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The statement below from Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Licensing Board Chairwoman Kathleen Joyce focuses on recent coronavirus-related developments related to bars and restaurants in Boston. The health and safety of each and every Boston resident is our first priority. At this point, we are undoubtedly experiencing a public health emergency in the City of Boston,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED TO IMPOSE MORATORIUM ON EVICTION PROCEEDINGS IN BOSTON TO PROTECT RESIDENTS

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and its entity the Massachusetts Apartment Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations today announced they have created a partnership to impose a moratorium on evictions while Massachusetts is under a state of emergency. These actions, in partnership with property owners throughout…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – ALL BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius today announced the district-wide closure of all Boston Public Schools for students, effective on Tuesday, March 17. At this time, schools are expected to reopen on Monday, April 27, following April vacation. Schools will be open for a regular school day on Monday,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – TRANSPORTATION DEPT PROJECT MEETINGS AND OUTREACH CANCELLED

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports To help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are following new guidance from Mayor Walsh regarding City-sponsored meetings and events. We have postponed all planned Open Houses for our projects. We will reschedule as soon as we can. For the foreseeable future, we also are canceling all upcoming Office Hours for the Connect Downtown project.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Governor Baker Issues Order Limiting Large Gatherings in the Commonwealth

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 250 people in an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The order includes, but is not limited, to the following events: community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any similar event or…
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Massachusetts Issues Guidelines to Assisted Living Facilities, Community-Based Providers and Other Caregivers to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports Today the Baker-Polito Administration released new policies  to further protect individuals served in community-based and congregate care settings from respiratory illnesses, including Coronavirus (COVID-19). The new guidance is for Assisted Living Residences, Congregate Care Settings, In-Home Caregivers and Workers (Agency Based and Non-Agency Based), and Community Day Program Settings. This follows Governor Charlie Baker’s Tuesday…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Boston Marathon Canceled for First Time in 124 Year History. NBA, NHL, MLB Suspend Games, Public Gatherings, Until Further Notice as Players Test Positive. Strong Cities Ban Gatherings of 500 or More

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of ; The 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed to Monday, September 14, 2020 due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Watch the announcement by…
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AG’s Office Issues Guidance on Coronavirus Resources, Warns of Consumer Scams

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Attorney General reports BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey is warning Massachusetts residents to be on alert for individuals and businesses that may try to take advantage of uncertainty about the coronavirus. “Fears about the coronavirus are on the rise and so are those looking to capitalize on uncertainty about its impact in Massachusetts,” said AG Healey. “We…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – NEU Moves to Online and Remote Instruction

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern Univ. President Joseph E. Aoun reports ADVANCING OUR MISSION IN A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY To all members of the Northeastern Community:  Like everyone on our campuses and around the world, I have been closely following the latest news about the spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. It is truly an anxious time for all of humanity. Last…
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Coronavirus Outbreak – Industrial Sports NBA Suspends Games Until Further Notice as Player Tests Positive. Teams Quarantined

News Strong news - NBA National Basketball Association reports The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Journalist Society Cancels Events as Health and Well-being of Attendees is Top Priority

Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: The Society of Professional Journalists reports The Manchester Divided Event at Emerson College on March 19 has been cancelled due to COV-19 Outbreak concerns. Alert: PCLI Cancels 2020 SPJ Region 1 Conference Long Island Strong news – Press Club of Long Island reports Because of concerns about travel and large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the Press Club of Long Island is…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Sports Industrials to Protect Players from Media Contact in Locker Rooms

News Strong news – New York, NY: Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer release joint statement: “After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of…
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Harvard Becomes Online University during SARS CoronaVirus (COV-19) Outbreak. Students Will Not Return to Campus After Spring Recess. Academic Requirements to be Completed Remotely Until Further Notice

Boston Strong news Cambridge, MA: Harvard University reports Harvard Community, Like all of you, I have been intently following reports of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and considering the many ways in which its future course might alter my life and the lives of those closest to me. These past few weeks have been a powerful reminder of just how connected we are to one another—and…
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Coronavirus – BAA International Boston Marathon will Run with Federal, State, and Local Government Health Guidance

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Boston Athletic Association reports The Boston Athletic Association continues to meet and work closely with city and state officials to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon. We have been carefully monitoring updates related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and as local and national developments come to light have been planning under the guidance of health and municipal agencies. We will continue…
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Governor Baker Declares State of Emergency to Support Commonwealth’s Response to Coronavirus

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports Today Governor Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts to support the Commonwealth’s response to the outbreak of Coronavirus. The Baker-Polito Administration also announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes discontinuing all out-of-state work-related travel, canceling or virtually holding conferences, seminars, and…
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Princeton Initiates Exposure Investigation into Boston Biogen Conference SARS-2 / Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission into Princeton

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Office of Mayor Lampert reports Municipal Officials have been notified of a potential exposure to SARS-2 (coronavirus) at a private party in Princeton and have immediately initiated an investigation to identify any potential SARS-2 infections that may result.  Two attendees at the party had attended the Biogen Conference in Boston which has been linked to SARS-2 transmission.  Upon their…
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Coronavirus Prevention Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Evacuation Day Observance Runs

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Monday, March 9, 2020 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued the following statement regarding the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston: "In collaboration with Congressman Lynch, Councilors Flaherty and Flynn, Senator Collins, Representative Biele, and David Falvey from the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, the St. Patrick's Day…
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CITING COVID-19 OUTBREAK, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PUSHES FOR FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR F-1 VISA HOLDERS, San Francisco and Silicon Valley Campuses move to Online Teaching

coronavirus 2020 news Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Molly Callahan reports Thousands of international students attend Northeastern University, many of them in the on F-1 student visas. Photo by Billie Weiss/Northeastern University. Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, is urging the Department of Homeland Security to provide relief to students in the on F-1 visas who will likely need to take classes online…
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