Gov. Charlie Baker announced that he is seeking a $1 billion supplemental budget for fiscal 2020 to authorize spending for personal protective equipment, rate adjustments for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, incentive pay for state workers on the front lines and other Covid-19 related expenses.
Amtrak is now requiring that masks be worn at all of their stations and on their trains and connector buses.
Tony Dhaliwal and the crew at Dino’s Pizza Resturant have been making and delivering meals to families and seniors, at-risk community members, first responders and the Soldier’s Home throughout this crisis.
Please be advised that you may be contacted by Public Health officials as part of the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has tested positive, you may receive a call from your local Board of Health or from the MA Department of Public Health. The call will only take a few minutes and is a necessary step to limit the spread of the virus. Your information will not be shared with any other agencies and these officials will never ask for your social security number or health insurance information. If you have any questions about a call you received, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts now is releasing a comprehensive “dashboard” to illustrate the spread of this virus across regions and demographics. You can view today’s here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-11-2020/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 of Covid-19.
719 Holyoke residents have been confirmed positive by testing.
4,831 confirmed cases in Hampden County (1.5% increase)
702 in Hampshire (2% increase)
297 in Franklin (<1% increase)
485 in Berkshire county (1.5% increase)
The curve we need to flatten: County numbers graphed over time can be found here: https://www.wmasscovid.com/
Massachusetts has now experienced a total of 5,141 deaths connected to Covid-19