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Coronavirus Pandemic – MIT, Harvard Researchers Developing Coronavirus Detecting Light-Up Face Masks

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Interesting Engineering Brad Bergan reports Coronavirus detection via face mask tool. The small team's initial study reported the Ebola- and Zika-detecting face mask tool in 2016 — published in the journal Cell. Now the team is adapting the tool to emit a fluorescent signal when a person with coronavirus breathes, sneezes, or coughs. If proven successful, it might close the gap…
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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 – Boston Construction Reopens with Additional Safety Measures in Place. RESULTS RELEASED FOR ANTIBODY AND COVID-19 TESTING OF BOSTON RESIDENTS

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports About 1 in 10 residents in this study have developed antibodies and approximately 1 in 40 currently asymptomatic individuals are positive for COVID-19 and potentially infectious.  Construction 02 (Boston, MA 5/18/20) Superintendent Rick Lennon goes through new health and safety protocols during a pre-entrance muster as construction re-opened up at 150 Seaport Blvd. (Mayor’s…
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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.

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City of Boston reports 11,106 BOSTON CASES | 3,327 RECOVERED / 533 DEATHS CITY OF BOSTON RESPONSE Since January, the Boston Public Health Commission and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of ;BPHC and Boston EMS are trained to respond to infectious diseases. In the past, we have successfully stood up heightened awareness, monitoring and…
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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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AG Healey Leads 24 State Coalition Urging Congress to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program Coalition Calling for More Transparency, Flexibility, and Equity in Implementation

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the AG reports Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that she is leading a coalition of 24 state attorneys general in calling for key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that funds are distributed fairly and equitably. In a letter to Congressional leadership, the coalition of attorneys general express concerns that the program, while helping some…
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MA Attorney General Office and Museum of Fine Arts Reach Historic Agreement to Support Diversity and Inclusivity

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the AG reports Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has reached an agreement with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that includes important policies and procedures and a $500,000 fund devoted to diversity and inclusion initiatives following allegations of racial discrimination raised by teachers and students from the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy (DLA). The memorandum…
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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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Harvard University Agrees to Pay Over $1.3 Million to Resolve Allegations of Overcharging NIH Grants

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports Harvard University has agreed to pay $1,359,791 to resolve allegations that Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) overcharged certain grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). This settlement resulted from Harvard’s self-disclosure of issues that it identified on NIH and HRSA grants by a…
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BPD Officers Flock to Beth Israel Hospital to Celebrate COVID-19 Patient Discharge of BPD Officer

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Police Department BPD News reports BPD Officers Flock to Beth Israel Hospital to Celebrate the Patient Discharge of BPD Officer Omar Borges Now Home Recovering from COVID-19: Today, Friday, April 24, 2020, at about 5:00pm, a wonderfully joyous and emotional scene as hundreds of Boston Police Officers gathered outside the Beth Israel Hospital’s Rosenberg Building to cheer on…
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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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Mass General Staffer Returns to Work Following 28 Day COVID-19 Quarantine

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Mass General Hospital reports It’s not every day that you get a round of applause just for walking into work—much less an entire hallway of people cheering you on at 7:30 in the morning. But that’s exactly the welcome physical therapist (PT) Lauren Detmer received at Massachusetts General Hospital upon her return. Detmer had been out of work for…
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President Trump Criticizes Harvard for $8.7 million COVID-19 Stimulus Aid, University Claims it Now Won’t Accept Funds

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: The Boston Business Journal reports Harvard University said it won't accept the $ million in federal funds the school was slated to receive through the federal stimulus package, a day after President Donald Trump criticized the university on national television. Share More: President Donald J. Trump listens as Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivers remarks and urges citizens to wear…
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Distribution Of PPE To All Emergency Responders In Massachusetts

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Mass Gov reports BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the distribution of approximately 200,000 respirator masks for all local law enforcement officers and firefighters to ensure they have the protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis. These FDA-approved respirator masks will be distributed to all local law enforcement officers, including sheriffs and college and university police, and firefighters starting today through a…
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