Helen Caulton-Harris Springfield To Add COVID-19 Testing Site By Paul Tuthill • Jan 20, 2021 Courtesy of Orange County, NY government Listen Listening... / 2:58 COVID-19 testing capacity is being expanded in the largest city in western Massachusetts. Hospitals Prepare For Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Surge By Paul Tuthill • Nov 23, 2020 Paul Tuthill / WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:40 After climbing exponentially for weeks, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Springfield, Massachusetts has leveled off, but health officials fear a post-Thanksgiving surge. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports. Baystate Health Has Exponential Growth In Hospitalizations For COVID-19 By Paul Tuthill • Nov 16, 2020 Baystate Health Listen Listening... / 3:53 COVID-19 cases are exploding exponentially in western Massachusetts. Mayor Sarno Says Springfield Is In A 'Dangerous Time' With COVID-19 Cases Climbing By Paul Tuthill • Oct 26, 2020 Paul Tuthill / WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:21 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. People Under 30 Appear To Lead Spike In COVID-19 Cases In Springfield By Paul Tuthill • Oct 5, 2020 Paul Tuthill / WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:26 Springfield, Massachusetts is recording its highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases in months --and it is younger people who are getting infected. Springfield's Top Health Official 'Extremely Concerned' By Rise In COVID-19 Cases By Paul Tuthill • Sep 28, 2020 Paul Tuthill / WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:09 There has been a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases detected in Springfield, Massachusetts. Springfield COVID-19 Case Count Climbs After Labor Day By Paul Tuthill • Sep 21, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:17 There has been an uptick in new COVID-19 cases in the largest city in western Massachusetts prompting appeals for people to stick with the state’s health and safety guidelines. Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Initiative Has Drawbacks By Paul Tuthill • Aug 7, 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Listen Listening... / 3:33 A testing program for the coronavirus in Massachusetts communities with higher infection rates is starting in Springfield, but its effectiveness is being questioned. Springfield's Top Health Official Sounds Alarm Over People Not Wearing Face Masks By Paul Tuthill • Jul 20, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:28 The number of new COVID-19 cases occurring day-to-day remains low in the largest city in western Massachusetts. But, Springfield’s top health official is sounding an alarm. Mayor Sarno Apologizes For Reinstating Springfield Cops Accused In Racially Charged Case By Paul Tuthill • Jun 16, 2020 Paul Tuthill / WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:50 The mayor of the largest city in western Massachusetts has announced several steps to improve race relations. Measures Announced In Springfield To Combat Community Spread Of Coronavirus By Paul Tuthill • Mar 16, 2020 Listen Listening... / 4:17 In response to the mounting public health crisis, public access is being denied to more and more government buildings. Top Springfield Health Official Says 'Decisive Action' Is Planned To Mitigate Coronavirus Threat By Paul Tuthill • Mar 12, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:42 Officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are taking what they describe as a “measured response” to the coronavirus. Springfield Health Workers To Address Problem Gambling By Paul Tuthill • Jan 13, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 7:04 Listen to the interview with Helen Caulton-Harris. The public health department in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts – home to one of the state’s resort casinos – is going to start collecting data on problem gambling. Hoping To Lower Death Rate, Springfield Steps Up Response To Drug Overdoses By Paul Tuthill • Dec 16, 2019 Listen Listening... / 3:46 Alarmed by a sharp rise in opioid deaths last year in the third largest city in Massachusetts, officials have taken steps to try to lower the fatality rate. Top Springfield Health Official Says City Facing Crisis With Drug Deaths By Paul Tuthill • May 29, 2019 Listen Listening... / 3:59 Alarmed by a stunning increase in opioid fatalities last year, officials in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts are trying to come up with strategies to bring down the death rate. Events Scheduled In April To Promote Public Health Initiatives By Paul Tuthill • Apr 3, 2019 Listen Listening... / 4:07 Listen to the interview with Helen Caulton-Harris, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services for the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. With a recent measles outbreak in the news and the on-going opioid addiction crisis, it is an opportune time to bring attention to public health resources. City Considering Vaping Regulations By Paul Tuthill • Jun 26, 2018 wikipedia Listen Listening... / 3:03 Rules that would prohibit vaping in public places in the largest city in western Massachusetts are being considered by public health officials. Massachusetts Has Highest Rate of Opioid-Related ER Visits By Paul Tuthill • Apr 3, 2017 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:13 A new government report underscores the challenge facing public health officials in Massachusetts as the opioid addiction crisis continues to grip the state.