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Massachusetts Public Health Announces New Clinical Protocols for Coronavirus Testing

The Baker-Polito Administration continues to take action to expedite COVID-19 testing and ensure access to treatment. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and MassHealth released guidance related to access to clinical testing and care, respectively, in response to COVID-19. This announcement was made this morning at a press conference where …

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New Bedford Public Schools weekend event information; What’s off, what’s on, and what’s postponed

OFF: Thursday, March 12, 2020: Dual Enrollment Info Session at NBHS The Dual Enrollment Information Session scheduled for tonight at New Bedford High School from 5:30-6:30 has been canceled. Information about the program will be posted on the New Bedford High School website nbhs.newbedfordschools.org along with the application. Please contact …

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A message from New Bedford’s Zeiterion Theater about upcoming performances, school-time shows, classes and events

“For the health and safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers, and staff, we have decided to postpone or cancel all performances, classes and events through March 31. We understand that many of you had concerns about gathering in a large group. We share those concerns and are taking the precautions …

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Massachusetts Restricts Visitors to Nursing Home, Rest Homes to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus

The Baker-Polito Administration released policies restricting visitors to nursing homes and rest homes in order to protect older adults at higher risk for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other respiratory illness. Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel and their teams reviewed the guidance with …

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