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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/3

Governor Baker will announce the start date for Phase 2 on Saturday. A new Covid-19 Public Health Report for Mass was released today. The Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report includes enhanced, more granular information to be updated on a weekly, or biweekly basis, including town-by-town case and testing information, cases and deaths in Long Term Care … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/2

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-2-2020/download Testing has a turnaround time of 1 – 4 days and many cases are being clinically diagnosed (no testing or reporting involved). All are advised to behave as though they are carriers … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/1

As of today, employees of businesses listed in Phase 2 will be permitted to enter their establishments to start preparing for their full opening. Preparations include but are not limited to completing a COVID-19 Control Plan, implementing sector-specific protocols, and complying with Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards. View an updated list of industries and their opening … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 5/30 & 5/31

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-31-2020/download Testing has a turnaround time of 1 – 4 days and many cases are being clinically diagnosed (no testing or reporting involved). All are advised to behave as though they are carriers … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/29

Today Governor Baker announced reopening guidelines for Restaurants and Lodging, which are slated to open in Phase 2: At the commencement of Phase 2, restaurants will be allowed to serve outdoor seating only. View the full sector-specific guidelines here. Lodging operations will commence in Phase 2, but ballrooms, meeting rooms, function halls, and all other … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/28

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will receive $36.6 million in Federal Transit Administration funding under the Federal CARES Act. The Massachusetts Weekly Covid-19 Public Health Report (Updated Wednesday) has detailed information including Town-by-Town numbers and numbers related to long-term care facilities: https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-may-27-2020/download Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/27

“Claimants Criminal enterprises in possession of stolen personal information from earlier national data breaches have been attempting to file large amounts of illegitimate unemployment claims through the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) system. This is part of a national unemployment fraud scheme. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has begun implementing additional identity verification … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/26

Massachusetts courthouses will remain closed until July 1, with non-emergency cases being held virtually. Field hospitals around the State are beginning to close as the Massachusetts passes the peak of the surge. Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-26-2020/download … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 5/23 – 5/25

View the Massachusetts virtual Memorial Day ceremony View the Holyoke virtual Memorial Day ceremony As of Monday, May 25, the following will be opening as part of Massachusetts Reopening Phase 1 if they are able to meet the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces and any sector-specific requirements: Beaches, with activity restrictions Car Washes Drive-in Movie … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/22

Over Memorial Day weekend all flags at Federal buildings and national monuments will be lowered to half staff in honor of the almost 100,000 people who have died in the U.S. during the pandemic. Massachusetts will allow in-person High School graduations after July 19 as long as they conform to newly released guidelines. Public wireless … Continued

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