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Massachusetts Gov. Healey’s $389 million supplemental budget includes shelters, child care, food security

New law provides needed funding for shelters, food security and child care, while also extending several COVID-era programs and policies. “Governor Maura T. Healey signed a $388.7 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2023 that provides critical and timely resources to the state’s family shelter system to meet surging demand, …

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Massachusetts Gov. Healey to rescind vaccine mandate, end COVID-19 public health emergency

Administration also files legislation to extend certain staffing flexibilities for health care providers; Will rescind vaccine mandate for Executive Branch employees on May 11. “Today the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023, to align with the end of the federal …

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New Bedford holiday schedules for FREE COVID-19 testing and vaccine locations

“Residents encouraged to stock up on free COVID-19 test kits available at public libraries. Local COVID-19 vaccine locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their upcoming schedules to accommodate the Christmas and New Year holidays. All local COVID-19 vaccine and testing locations will …

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New Bedford residents encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Holiday season

“Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer all CDC-approved vaccine doses and boosters, for adults and youth. Bringing your vaccination card when getting a booster shot is helpful, but not required. Clinics provided by Seven Hills Behavioral Health, unless otherwise marked. NOTE: The Seven Hills vaccine clinic at PAACA …

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City of New Beford announces 3rd round of FREE at-home COVID test kit distribution

Free tests available at public libraries as new school year begins. City health and emergency management officials are coordinating with the city’s public libraries to distribute free, at-home COVID-19 test kits, available until supplies last. The free distribution coincides with the start of the school year and the approach of …

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