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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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COVID-19 BOSTON ELECTION DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports The Boston Election Department will remain open to the public during normal business hours, 9 - 5 , only on Tuesdays and Fridays. In-person meetings are by appointment ; We encourage anyone interested in registering to vote to do so online, or submit a mail-in voter registration form. For in-person meetings, please use our online booking scheduler. NOMINATION…
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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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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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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – KRAFT SETS UP PATRIOTS PLACE COVID-19 TEST SITE

BOSTON STRONG news - Foxboro, MA: Office of the Governor reports New England Patriot's owner Robert Kraft tours the mobile COVID-19 testing site at Patriot Place 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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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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