BOSTON (CBS) – If you have a phone in Massachusetts you will probably get a call Thursday from the state with a warning about COVID-19, as more neighboring states may be added to the high risk travel list.
The Department of Public Health is sending an automated message to 4.5 million phones across Massachusetts to remind residents about the increased risks of spreading coronavirus during the holidays.READ MORE: Mother Accused Of Putting Baby In Trash Can Charged With Attempted Murder
The message is in both English and Spanish.READ MORE: Thieves Target Toyota Prius Catalytic Converters In Cambridge
Residents will be reminded of the new state restrictions that started on November 6, limiting private gatherings to 10 people and to 25 outside.
“The alert will also update residents on quarantine orders for visitors from high risk states,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders.MORE NEWS: Mitt Romney Taken To Hospital For 'A Lot Of Stitches' After Fall In Boston
“At this time the only states that are not considered high risk are Hawaii, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. State travel data is released on Fridays and everyone is urged to check the website as we expect two of our neighboring states will be added to high risk states.”