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COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-4-20

Travel Order: Starting August 1, all visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more … Continued

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-3-20

Number of cases in Baystate Medical Center coronavirus outbreak rises to 55 More than 50 infections have been tied to a recent coronavirus outbreak at Baystate Medical Center but the outbreak has not spread beyond the affected unit, hospital officials said Monday. Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, said the outbreak — which totaled 36 … Continued

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-2-20

$50 Million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) to Fund Schools and Colleges Across the Commonwealth The Baker-Polito Administration announced today it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency … Continued

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 7-31-20

$50 Million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) to Fund Schools and Colleges Across the Commonwealth The Baker-Polito Administration announced today it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency … Continued

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 7-30-20

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says administration is reviewing COVID-19 public gathering guidance after parties tied to infections Massachusetts officials are reviewing the state’s guidance on public gathering sizes in light of recent parties and groups that are tied to clusters of COVID-19 infections in parts of the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said. Baker, speaking from … Continued

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7-29-20

Travel Order: Starting August 1, all visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more … Continued

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7-28-20

COVID-19 resurfaces at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home after weeks of no cases; family visits halted again After a month of the facility being COVID-19 free, officials at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke confirmed a renewed case in a veteran who appeared to be “clinically recovered” after the widespread outbreak that cropped up in March. Read the full story … Continued

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7-27-20

New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1 Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective August 1st,  all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order. The travel order and other information is available at www.mass.gov/MAtraveler.  Read the press release here: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-issues-new-travel-order-effective-august-1st   … Continued

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7/26/20

New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1 Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective August 1st,  all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order. The travel order and other information is available at www.mass.gov/MAtraveler.  Read the press release here: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-issues-new-travel-order-effective-august-1st ‘Lives … Continued

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7/24/20

COVID-19 Testing Billing Protections for Uninsured Individuals Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration issued a public health order to prevent uninsured individuals from receiving surprise bills and copays because of a COVID-19 test. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides a number of protections for insured individuals, including a requirement that providers must provide COVID-19 … Continued

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