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Vaccine Deadline for Mass General Brigham, BMC Hospital Workers Friday

Hundreds to thousands of health care workers could lose their jobs for failing to comply with vaccine mandates at two of the state’s largest hospital systems. Friday is the deadline for employee...

  • coronavirus Sep 27

    Mass. School Mask Mandate Being Extended; Date Set for 80% Vaccination Rate

    The mask mandate for Massachusetts public schools will remain in effect through at least Nov. 1, education officials announced Monday, adding the date when some schools can apply to lift that mandate by showing an 80% vaccination rate for students and staff. Middle and high schools that have reached that target can apply to lift the mandate on Oct....
  • coronavirus Sep 27

    Am I Eligible for a COVID Booster Shot in Mass.? And Where Can I Get One?

    As booster shot approvals start to roll in from the federal government, here’s how to find out if you’re eligible to get one in Massachusetts. Roughly 600,000 residents are now eligible and can register for COVID vaccine booster shots six months after their second dose, the Baker administration announced Friday. Recommendations to get t...
  • State House Sep 24

    Mass. House Agrees to Vaccine Mandate for Reps., Staff

    Massachusetts’ House of Representatives voted Thursday to require all members and staff to be fully vaccinated if they want to work out of the State House, agreeing to strict new COVID-19 health protocols that will put it mostly in line with the Senate and Gov. Charlie Baker’s policies on employee vaccination. The measure is intended to...
  • SALEM Sep 24

    Salem Releases Details on Its Free Rapid COVID Test Site for Halloween Season

    The city of Salem, Massachusetts, has released details for when its free walk-up rapid COVID testing center downtown will be open through the Halloween season. People going to large indoor Halloween events in the Witch City will have to test negative for the coronavirus, its board of health recently decided, in a bid to prevent the virus’ spr...
  • nightlife Sep 23

    Will This Decade Really Be the ‘Roaring 2020s'?

    For more than a year, nightlife in Boston was dead. Masks had to be worn, there were capacity limits at venues and food had to be ordered with drinks. There was no way dance clubs and concerts could operate properly with these guidelines. But on May 29, Gov. Charlie Baker lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Massachusetts —…...
  • nightlife Sep 24

    ‘Roaring 2020s': ‘Hot Vax Summer' and the Return of Nightlife in Boston

    On May 29, Gov. Baker lifted all COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Massachusetts, allowing the nightlife in Boston to make a come back. NBC10 Boston documented the reopening of nightlife in Boston over the summer. In this 3-part series, we will continue to follow the nightlife scene through the fall and winter.

  • vaccine mandate Sep 23

    TD Garden Issues New Rules on Proof of Full Vaccination or Negative COVID Test

    Anyone 12 and older going to TD Garden for any event, including Boston Bruins and Celtics games, will need to show proof they are fully vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID starting next week, the venue announced Tuesday. Everyone at least 3 years old will need to wear a mask except when they’re eating and drinking, following a ci...
  • Topsfield Fair Sep 22

    Topsfield Fair to Require Masks Indoors

    Another major Massachusetts agricultural fair will require guests to wear face coverings indoors. Organizers of the more than 200-year-old Topsfield Fair said Wednesday that the mandate is in line with a Topsfield Board of Health directive issued Monday. “Our goal is to always provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at the Topsfield Fair,” General ...
  • coronavirus Sep 22

    Mass. State Police Union Suing Over Baker's Mask Mandate

    Union members representing the Massachusetts State Police are in Suffolk Superior Court for a hearing Wednesday after filing a lawsuit over the governor’s vaccine mandate for state workers. Gov. Charlie Baker issued an executive order last month to require everyone who works for Massachusetts’ Executive Department, which includes state p...
  • school bus Sep 21

    Party Bus Saves the Day for Boston School Field Trip

    A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system. Jim Mayers, an 11th grade Advanced Placement language and composition teacher at the Brooke Charter School in Boston, s...
  • remote learning Sep 20

    Mass. Parents Demand Remote Learning Option Amid Delta Spike

    Massachusetts parents from Malden and Roxbury to Worcester and Rehoboth have made the choice to home-school their children this fall rather than send them back into the classroom unvaccinated in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant.

  • BOSTON Sep 20

    Boston Enters First Phase of Vaccine Mandate

    Monday was the deadline for some Boston city employees to prove that they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or begin weekly testing. Mayor Kim Janey announced in August a COVID vaccine policy for all city employees, requiring them to verify their vaccination status or get tested weekly. The plan goes into effect in phases starting in Sep...
  • Worcester Sep 20

    Worcester Mask Mandate Takes Effect

    Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Worcester, Massachusetts, as a new mandate took effect Monday due to a spike in COVID cases. Officials in Worcester announced the citywide mask mandate Friday. “I think it’s a huge bummer — only because I am so tired of all of this, but I think it’s absolutely essential and until.....
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