COVID-19: Coronavirus

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VaxMillions Drawing Dates Announced!
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the drawing dates for the huge Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway!
In case you missed the earlier news... Residents in Massachusetts age 18 and older who are fully vaccinated prior to each drawing will have the opportunity to ente…
$2.8 Billion in Federal COVID-19 Funding
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced a plan to immediately put to use approximately $2.8 billion of the Commonwealth’s direct federal aid to support key priorities including housing and homeownership, economic development and local downtowns, job training, and workforce deve…
Pittsfield’s Public Health Emergency Lifted
The City of Pittsfield is falling in line with the lifting of the Massachusetts state of emergency. In conjunction with the rescinding of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ state of emergency and other COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer …
New Smartphone Tool Will Increase COVID-19 Exposure Awareness
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the launch of MassNotify, a new free smartphone service that people in Massachusetts can voluntarily use to let others know that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  
According to a media release from the Governor’s office today, Massachusetts remai…
Further Easing of Restrictions Ahead in Massachusetts
The Commonwealth's reopening plan is moving forward with further easing of restrictions. Effective yesterday (Monday) sports teams such as the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins can now welcome more fans, and amusement parks, theme parks and outdoor water parks are also allowed to welco…

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