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Warren, Markey Demand Answers from Zoom on How Company Will Protect Students’ Safety and Privacy

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Zoom Communications Inc. requesting information on how the videoconferencing platform is protecting the safety and privacy of students who use its service. The senators’ letter raises concerns about the platform’s security and privacy practices and …

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Massachusetts Announces Initial Implementation Of New Federal Unemployment Benefits From CARES Act

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced details for the initial implementation of federal unemployment benefits in the CARES Act, the federal based COVID-19 relief package. This federal program, enacted on March 27, 2020, will be administered by states. Today’s announcement reflects the first set of partial guidance that Massachusetts …

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New Bedford reports 102 COVID-19 cases Thursday morning

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 102 positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday morning, up from the 81 cases they reported on Wednesday and up from 71 on Tuesday. Mayor Mitchell also reported New Bedford’s first two COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. On April 8, the Massachusetts Public Health Department …

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Gov. Baker: Testing Site Expansion, New Restrictions For Grocery Stores, Crisis Standards of Care Recommendations

BOSTON – 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 stores. Testing Sites Expansion: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that COVID-19 …

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