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Massachusetts COVID-19

       With COVID-19 cases rising, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered new restrictions.

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 bar graph of COVID-19 cases by ZIP code
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    Officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are encouraged by signs that a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases may have been tamped down.

Helen Caulton-Harris points to a chart
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       Springfield, Massachusetts is recording its highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases in months --and it is younger people who are getting infected. 

Springfield Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris with a chart
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There has been a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases detected in Springfield, Massachusetts. 


      More COVID-19 testing is going to be available this month in the largest city in western Massachusetts, as new challenges emerge to keeping the virus in check.


    New rules take effect today in Massachusetts as efforts continue to stop an uptick in coronavirus cases.  

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.