Gov. Charlie Baker

Initiative Will Expand COVID-19 Testing in Schools
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced weekly COVID-19 pooled testing will be available within the next month to schools and districts across the Commonwealth, expanding on a rapid testing initiative that began in schools in December...
Gov. Baker Signs Police Reform Legislation
Ever since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, there has been a call around the nation for police reform. Many even called for the de-funding of police departments. The incident led to Black Lives Matter rallies and protests all across the country...
Gov. Baker Announces New Set of COVID Restrictions
The Baker-Polito Administration on Tuesday announced further restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, including new capacity and gathering limits. These measures will go into effect on Saturday, December 26th and will remain in effect until noon on January 10th, 2021...
Baker Signs $45.9 Billion FY2021 Budget
Governor Charlie Baker on Friday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 budget into law. It’s a $45.9 billion plan that protects core government services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic while making substantial investments in economic development and education...
Berkshire Innovation Center Awarded $200K Grant
The Berkshire Innovation Center in Pittsfield is getting a share of nearly $12 Million in grant money that’s being awarded to educational institutions across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $11...
Serge Georges, Jr. Confirmed as SJC Associate Justice
The Governor’s Council this past Thursday unanimously confirmed Serge Georges, Jr. as Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. After he is sworn in, Georges will be Gov. Charlie Baker's seventh nominee to join the Supreme Judicial Court, and a selection that fi…
Baker Announces Rollback to Phase Three, Step One
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that effective Sunday, December 13th, all communities in Massachusetts will return to Step 1 of Phase 3, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. The order will reduce indoor capacities across a broad range of sectors of the economy and ti…
Three Free Testing Sites Announced for Berkshire County
Governor Charlie Baker announced on Monday that the state is expanding COVID-19 testing throughout the state, and that will include three free testing sites in Berkshire County. The governor, during his media briefing Monday said that Massachusetts is a National leader in COVID-19 testing and has be…
Statewide Campaign Calls for Continued Vigilance
The Baker-Polito Administration, with COVID-19 cases on the rise and Thanksgiving days away, has launched a new public awareness effort to encourage residents to continue to stay safe and remain vigilant.
According to a media release from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the statewi…
Gov. Baker Talks Field Hospitals Amid Spike in COVID-19 Cases
Governor Charlie Baker gave his daily update today and spoke primarily about the process of setting up a field hospital at the DCU Center in Worcester, with the plan of setting up field hospitals in other locations if they are needed. The move comes amid a spike of cases in the Commonwealth...

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