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COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports (Boston, MA 4/20/20) Health and Human Service Chief Marty Martinez, along with Mayor Martin Walsh, updates the city regarding the coronavirus during a press conference at Boston City Hall.(Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today launched a new mapping tool to help Boston residents find locations…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – Boston set for mobile neighborhood COVID announcements

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the mayor reports (Boston, MA 4/17/20) Frank Loconte, left, and Bill Leva, from the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment help mount speakers on trucks for neighborhood coronavirus announcements over upcoming weekend. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Watch Video Briefing City will deploy seven Boston Public Works trucks with sound equipment to broadcast a message about…
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MAYOR WALSH AND FUND STEERING COMMITTEE AWARD $1.7 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY GRANTS THROUGH BOSTON RESILIENCY FUND

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee today announced the distribution of an additional $ million in funds to support 18 organizations that provide critical services and support to residents, vulnerable populations and Boston families whose wellbeing is most immediately impacted by the COVID-19…
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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 DIRTY ZONES – MA Gov has new guidance treating grocery store employees as a high priority to get COVID-19 tests at drive-through sites

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – NEW HOUSING DEDICATED TO BOSTON’S FIRST RESPONDERS, SHELTER STAFF, AND VETERANS SET TO REDUCE FURTHER DISEASE SPREAD

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The City has secured 334 dedicated beds at various locations to facilitate social distancing and reduce the further spread of COVID-19. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City has secured 334 dedicated beds at various locations to facilitate social distancing and reduce the further spread of COVID-19 among Boston's first responders, shelter staff, and veterans…
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COVID-19 PANDEMIC – S Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Transformed into BOSTON HOPE Field Hospital

April 9, 2020 - Scenes from inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston during the final stages of transformation into a Medical Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports On Thursday, April 9, Mayor Walsh announced a new mortgage relief partnership with 12 of the largest housing lenders in Boston to…
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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 – FRONTLINERS WEAR PROTECTIVE MASKS AT PATRIOTS PLACE COVID-19 TESTING SITE

Boston Strong news - Foxboro, MA: Office of the Governor reports Masks protect first responders at the mobile COVID-19 testing site at Patriot Place joining efforts to fight the coronavirus in Foxborough on April 5, 2020. For more updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, visit or text COVIDMA to 888-777.
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