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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – BOSTON MAYOR WALSH DONS A MASK ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR ONE OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOME

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports REDUCE EXPOSURE BY WEARING A FACE MASK ! (Boston, MA 4/5/20) Mayor Martin Walsh leaves the podium after donning a mask following his press conference at City Hall asking that everyone wear a mask outside of their home. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) STRICTER MEASURES IN PLACE FOR SOCIAL, PHYSICAL DISTANCING TO CURB…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC NOW RECOMMENDS WEARING A FACEMASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 as A – SYMPTOMATICS CAN SPREAD DISEASE

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports Watch video – How to make your own facemask. CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PATRIOTS KRAFT DELIVERS 300,000 MASKS TO NYC. FEDS COMMANDEER 35,000 MASKS BROUGHT FOR NEW JERSEY FIRST RESPONDERS and HOSPITAL FRONTLINERS

New York City Strong news – New York, NY: New York Daily News reports Does this mean we have to stop booing the New England Patriots? A much-needed shipment of 300,000 N95 masks arrived in New York City Friday morning, courtesy of Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Share More: CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – FEDS COMMANDEER 35,000 MASKS BROUGHT FOR NEW JERSEY FIRST RESPONDERS and HOSPITAL FRONTLINERS…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – POLICE ESCORT TRUCKLOAD OF FRONTLINE MASKS TO NEW YORK EPICENTER

Police stand closer than 6 foot social distancing guidelines without protective masks. Coronavirus is widespread among New York and New Jersey First Responders. Boston Strong news - Mass State Police report NE Patriots donation transportation. The shipment of masks bound for NYC is currently in #Connecticut, via #Rhode Island, where MSP & RISP escorts have been joined by Conn. State Troopers for this part of…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – A Patriotic Mission: Team plane completes humanitarian flight to China.

Sends Truckload of Masks to New York Epicenter. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: New England Patriots Football Erik Scalavino reports N36NE has landed, loaded with N95s. Most people wouldn't recognize this unique plane's individual tail number, but her unmistakable paint job draws gawking crowds wherever she goes. Drivers pull off to the side of the road to watch her take off. Children and adults…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PATRIOT’S JET TO SHENZHEN CHINA and RETURN WITH FIRST PLANELOAD OF FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROTECTION SUPPLIES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Kraft Entertainment reports It took a lot of teamwork to secure the mask shipment on our team plane. The Patriots and Revolution Foundation is providing personal protective equipment to the brave doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and first responders are who are fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. In the midst of uncertain times as our world faces new challenges…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Rapid results from new in-housing testing at Boston Medical Center has significant implications as health systems plan for dwindling resources

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Boston Medical Center HealthCity Dave Wedge reports As the healthcare tsunami that is COVID-19 first crested on the West Coast, George Murphy, PhD connected with colleagues there to find out how scientists like him could blunt the impending patient surge for frontline medical providers farther east. Two major issues persisted: testing availability and result times. Decreasing these wait times would be crucial toward…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Boston Resiliency Fund provides emergency grants to food access and healthcare system support for Boston residents

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Less than 10 days after it was first launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the  Boston Resiliency Fund has surpassed its goal of raising $20 million. The Fund was established last Monday as a means to provide essential services to first responders, critical care providers and Boston…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – State Travel Guidelines and New Health Care Resources To Support COVID-19 Response

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new COVID-19 public health emergency responses issuing new guidelines on travel and transportation, and offering further support for health care professionals and patients. Earlier today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo also announced an agreement to extend the 2019 state…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL CONTINUES OPERATION

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Our top priority at Animal Care and Control is the health and safety of animals and the people who care for them. At this time, we ask that residents only come into our offices for essential ;Visit our website to see what services can be performed online, or are currently on hold. SERVICE CHANGES…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Baker-Polito Administration Announces COVID-19 Response Command Center Advisory Board of Medical Experts, Infectious Disease Specialists

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the COVID-19 Advisory Board, a group of medical experts that will support the Response Command Center as the Commonwealth continues to respond to COVID-19. The Response 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…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC -CITY TEMPORARY APPROVES USE OF PLASTIC BAGS AT BOSTON STORES

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued a temporary Executive Order allowing plastic bag use in Boston for certain businesses during the public health emergency of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Under the Executive Order, the City of Boston has granted temporary exemptions to Boston's plastic bag ordinance, which had restricted plastic bag use in the City of…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – CITY OF BOSTON LAUNCHES MULTILINGUAL TEXT SERVICE WITH COVID-19 UPDATES

Enhanced language capacity to target over 37 percent of Boston residents that speak another language at home. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City of Boston Mayor reports Tuesday, March 24, 2020 -- In an effort to ensure all of Boston's communities get timely and accurate information about COVID-19, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the texting service Alert Boston is now available in Spanish,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Computer Distribution to Boston Public School Students Begins

(Boston, MA 3/20/20) Members of the Boston Teachers Union take Chromebooks to their cars as they help distribute the computers to Boston students in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Computer distribution to Boston Public School students. Schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – mfa BOSTON Closes, Cancels May Events

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Art Director Matthew Teitelbaum reports I am deeply inspired by the sense of community I have witnessed as we collectively address the challenges we all face. MFA members and visitors are foremost in my thoughts and your safety and security are of greatest concern. As we closely monitor guidelines regarding public gatherings, we have come to…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – FOOD SUPPLY CURBSIDE TAKEOUT PICKUP ZONES AUTHORIZED

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports To help curtail the spread of COVID-19, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh have ordered all restaurants to restrict operations to takeout and delivery only until April 6, 2020. We know that this places an immense hardship on Boston's food establishments and small businesses. In support of local restaurants, we are installing temporary…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols…
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