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Springfield COVID-19

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      The number of new COVID-19 cases in the largest city in western Massachusetts remains low, but officials are concerned that could change as local colleges welcome students back. 

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

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   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. 

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

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

  

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

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It will be a fully remote start to the school year in the largest school district in western Massachusetts.

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A testing program for the coronavirus in Massachusetts communities with higher infection rates is starting in Springfield, but its effectiveness is being questioned.

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     The first day of school in Springfield, Massachusetts has been pushed back two weeks to September 15th.

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  The largest teachers’ union in Massachusetts held a rally in Springfield Monday as the organization campaigns for remote-only learning to start the new school year.

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    A barbershop, a diner, and an auto shop are among 13 small businesses in the Indian Orchard neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts to receive some financial help this week to recover from the pandemic-induced shutdowns.

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

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  An outbreak of COVID-19 has occurred inside the largest hospital in western Massachusetts.

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   Like everything else, farmers’ markets have made changes for the sake of health and safety.

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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.

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     As the coronavirus rages out of control in parts of the country, destination venues in Massachusetts are welcoming visitors under Phase 3 of the state’s staged reopening plan.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest effort to expand testing for COVID-19 is drawing criticism in western Massachusetts. 

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    A lot of small businesses are facing new expenses to safeguard employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Another big event has been canceled because of the pandemic. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
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       With the coronavirus pandemic raging in other parts of the country, officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts Monday implored people to remain vigilant about keeping social distancing, wearing face coverings and other precautions.

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     It will be harder to find relief from the heat this summer in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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   With closely watched health data about the coronavirus, including the percentage of positive cases and hospitalization rates, all trending in the right direction, Massachusetts took another step in reopening Monday. 

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      A week into the second phase of gradual reopening and officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts say the health data continues in the right direction. 

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With concern Massachusetts could be heading for a housing crisis, the city of Springfield has announced an assistance program. 

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  As Massachusetts starts the next major step in its gradual reopening, the number of new COVID-19 cases detected daily in Springfield remains on a downward trajectory.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
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     The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts Monday called for a time of national healing.

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    Public school buildings in Massachusetts will remain closed at least until fall. But what then? School officials are looking at a number of daunting challenges to reopening amid the pandemic. 

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       The largest city in western Massachusetts is planning to personalize the grim statistics from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Plans for reopening businesses and public buildings in the largest city in western Massachusetts are taking shape. 

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has released a roadmap for the phased reopening of the Massachusetts economy starting today. Officials in the state’s third-largest city are getting ready to put regulations in place to implement the reopening plan. 

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A relief fund set up by a nonprofit organization is helping hundreds of undocumented immigrants in western Massachusetts who are not eligible for federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.

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