BOSTON (CBS) – An alert about the threat of coronavirus will be sent to millions of Massachusetts residents. Approximately 4.5 million phones will receive the alert from the COVID-19 Command Center Thursday at 5 p.m.
The message, from Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, will remind residents of the serious risk that COVID-19 poses.READ MORE: Thieves Target Toyota Prius Catalytic Converters In Cambridge
The alerts will appear as a phone call or text message to cell and landlines.READ MORE: Mitt Romney Taken To Hospital For 'A Lot Of Stitches' After Fall In Boston
“COVID-19 remains a serious threat as cases have increased across the state,” Bharel said in the message. “You have the power to help stop the spread and protect yourself and your loved ones.”MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Man ID'd As Victim In One-Punch Vegas Slaying
New coronavirus restrictions in Massachusetts are set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday.