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CITY OF BOSTON REACHES COVID-19 MEAL DISTRIBUTION MILESTONES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports More than one million meals have been served at youth sites, and more than 60,000 meals have been served at adult sites. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced various City of Boston milestones in meal distribution, including more than one million free meals served to youth across 68 sites since the beginning of the COVID-19…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Federal Investigation into Conditions at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division have opened an investigation into the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke to examine whether the Soldiers’ Home violated the rights of residents by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during the coronavirus ;   The…
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California Couple in College Admissions Case Agrees to Plead Guilty

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, both of Los Angeles, Calif., will plead guilty before District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on a…
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Parent Sentenced in College Admissions Case

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports A Chinese woman who resides in Canada was sentenced today for using bribery to facilitate her son’s admission to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as a purported soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, was sentenced during a videoconference hearing before District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay home, save lives: A Public Health Advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. All Mass. residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering or mask in public.

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Coronavirus Pandemic – Planned ReOpening and COVID-19 Disease Spread

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The state released its reopening Massachusetts plan, with information on how and when different industries can reopen. While construction and manufacturing can resume, the City of Boston is reopening construction in a phased manner. We will allow work on schools, hospitals, some residential work, and open-air construction until May ;Starting May 26, the City will permit any construction…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply across all sectors and industries once reopening begins. The goal of the phased reopening, based on public health guidance, is to methodically allow certain businesses, services, and activities…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Capital “Liberty Rally” Mass Gathering Delineates Social Distancing Etiquette

Boston Strong news Boston,MA: Mass gathering at Capital demanding reopening of the economy. WATCH VIDEO: Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders provided an update on the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, including the recent progress of the Reopening Advisory Board. Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, the Advisory Board engaged with…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – Boston Public Health Commission is encouraging people to wear a face covering when they leave their home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports ( file from April 7, 2020. ) INFORMATION ON FACE COVERINGS FOR COVID-19 People still need to continue to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, even when wearing a face covering. Wearing a face covering may help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Boston…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – Don’t Touch Your Face or Mask with Dirty Gloves. Face Mask Coverings are Now Mandatory in Public at All Times and When Using Any Means of Transportation Service or Public Mass Transit

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports NewsStrong .com Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster - DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH A USED GLOVE. WEAR A MASK WHEN NOT AT HOME. SOCIAL DISTANCE 6 FEET WITH A MASK COVERING YOUR NOSE & MOUTH. Office of the Governor reports Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour Cartamundi converted to PPE production. Governor Charlie Baker and Lt.…
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COVID INNOVATION – Could a New Ultraviolet Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?

Columbia researcher David Brenner believes far-UVC light—safe for humans, but lethal for viruses—could be a ‘game changer.’ New York City Strong news – New York, NY: Columbia University reports The technology, developed by Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research, uses lamps that emit continuous, low doses of a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light, known as far-UVC, which can kill viruses and bacteria without harming human skin,…
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COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER – Massachusetts Joins NJ, NY, CT, PA, DE, and RI’s Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

New Jersey Strong news – Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports Council Will Include One Health Expert, One Economic Development Expert and Respective Chiefs of Staff from Each Will Develop a Fully Integrated Regional Framework to Gradually Lift the States’ Stay at Home Orders While Minimizing the Risk of Increased Spread of the Effort Builds on the States’ Ongoing Regional Approach to Combating COVID-19.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC COVID-19 FOUND ON SHOES, TRAVELS IN AIR 13 FEET

Half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive. US STRONG - Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control reports - Disclaimer: Early release articles are not considered as final versions. Any changes will be reflected in the online version in the month the article is officially released. Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER DIRTY ZONES – Albertsons and UFCW Launch Joint Effort To Classify Grocery Workers as First Responders During Coronavirus Outbreak

America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Announces New Partnership with Major Grocery Chain  News Strong - WASHINGTON, ;– Today, Albertsons Companies stores — including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel Osco, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons supermarkets — joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest food and retail union, in announcing a joint national effort to seek a temporary designation of “extended first responders” or…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – GOVERNOR GUIDES DIRTY ZONE SUPERMARKETS AS COVID-19 DISEASE SPREAD CONTINUES. MEANWHILE, OTHER STATES REQUIRE FACE COVERINGS TO ENTER ESSENTIAL RETAIL

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports The Baker-Polito Administration today announced an expansion of COVID-19 testing sites for public safety personnel, new Crisis Standards of Care documentation for the Commonwealth’s health care facilities, and new guidance to further promote social distancing at grocery ; Testing Sites Expansion: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that COVID-19 testing for Massachusetts public safety personnel will…
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NATION – COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER – MEDICAL CENTER INNOVATION UMMC Builds $ 100 Ventilators From Hardware Store Parts

News Strong – Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Medical CenterKaren Bascom reports The COVID-19 pandemic has left hospitals in short supply of personal protective equipment and medical supplies. As patients develop severe respiratory symptoms, there is another concern: if hospitals will have enough ventilators to support them all. Dr. Charles Robertson, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has built…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – MAYOR WALSH COVID-19 ANNOUNCES PARKING TICKET AMNESTY FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

April 7, 2020 - Mayor Martin Walsh sports a non-medical Patriots face mask during a press briefing at Boston City Hall during the Covid-19 Pandemic. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The Boston Transportation Department has launched a new mapping tool for healthcare workers to find parking spaces in Boston. “With our Boston Transportation…
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