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Settlement reached between Massachusetts, plaintiffs in COVID-19 outbreak case at Soldiers’ Home

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that a settlement has been reached between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit related to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in the spring of 2020. “The COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home was a terrible tragedy. While …

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Upcoming City of New Bedford COVID-19 testing sites, how to get free at-home test kits

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, through May 15. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance …

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City of New Bedford announces second round of FREE at-home COVID-19 test kit distribution

City again partnering with community organizations to target vulnerable clients; Public libraries will also serve as distribution locations. City health and emergency management officials are coordinating with community organizations to distribute free, at-home COVID-19 test kits this week. In December 2021, the City successfully distributed nearly 38,000 kits (each containing …

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Upcoming COVID-19 testing sites for the City of New Bedford; how to get FREE at-home test kits

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, through May 15. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance …

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Governor Baker Announces Availability of Second COVID-19 Booster Dose for Residents 50 and Older, Immunocompromised Individuals

Following updated recommendations from the federal government, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced that all residents aged 50 and older or individuals who are younger with certain medical conditions may now access a second COVID-19 booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended that certain immunocompromised …

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