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COVID-19 Massachusetts

Congressman Richard Neal
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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal said the $900 billion COVID-19 relief package approved by Congress this week after months of back and forth between Democrats and Republicans will help stabilize the American economy and American families.  But with the ink barely dry, new economic pain is about to hit Massachusetts.

    Facing a surge of post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 cases, Massachusetts officials today announced new guidance for residents when it comes to celebrating the December holidays. 

Veterans honored at Springfield City Hall
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   Massachusetts honored its military veterans today with virtual events and much smaller than usual Veterans Day observances.

The Pittsfield city seal
The City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is alerting residents to a major spike in COVID-19 cases related to house parties and dining inside restaurants. 

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
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In response to rising COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday announced a number of actions. Baker’s administration has issued a revised advisory instructing residents to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

A halloween lawn display including a witch and a zombie
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     With parking bans, curfews, and canceled commuter trains, officials are trying to keep people from flocking to Salem, Massachusetts for Halloween.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
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As a second wave of COVID-19 cases hits Massachusetts, officials in the state’s third largest city have announced steps they’ll take to try to stop the spread of the disease. 

The Holyoke Soldier's Home
Mass.Dept of Veterans Services

     A special legislative committee in Massachusetts created to investigate the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home heard today from family members.


     Officials say Springfield, Massachusetts has achieved a positive milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic. 


   Just a few weeks after sounding an alarm about rising COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, government officials and health experts in Springfield say the virus trends are positive in the state’s third-largest city. 

A map of the United States, where every state except for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire are color coded red for restricted

After Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker instituted pandemic-related limitations on interstate travel, Berkshire County communities say they’re struggling to comply with the orders.

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

        Like so many events this summer, a free annual music festival in Springfield, Massachusetts is going virtual. 


Citing the pandemic, officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts have announced a crackdown on unsanctioned events. 

Massachusetts Issues New Traveler Rules

Jul 24, 2020

Hoping to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has announced new travel rules that go into effect on August 1.