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Governor Baker extends non-essential business closures in Massachusetts to May 4

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4. The Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home Advisory remains in effect. The Administration also updated the “COVID-19 Essential Services” categories for businesses and …

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Massachusetts State Police remind public that COVID-19 social distancing applies to outdoor areas

REMINDER: PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING OUTDOORS AS WELL On several days last week, our Troopers observed high volume of visitors to state parks and reservations. With warmer temperatures on the way, the Baker-Polito Administration, including the State Police, reminds visitors that precautions recommended to reduce the chance of COVID-19 virus …

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Acushnet informs public of first positive COVID-19 case

The Town of Acushnet was informed of its first positive case of COVID-19. Due to privacy requirements, the demographics of this case will remain confidential. The close contacts of the positive case have been notified and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine. With increased testing capabilities and community spread of …

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New Bedford’s Coastal Foodshed receives $40,000 to sponsor COVID-19 meal delivery project and help people get back to work

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation today announced it will contribute $40,000 to Coastal Foodshed to sponsor and coordinate the New Bedford COVID-19 Meal Delivery Project. Starting Monday and running for four weeks initially, Tia Maria’s European Cafe and Destination Soups will prepare 100 daily meals for older adults and others …

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