National Guard To Help With COVID Testing In Lowell SchoolsThe Massachusetts National Guard will help with COVID testing students in Lowell, which has seen the biggest search of cases in schools.
Massachusetts Reports 5,179 New COVID Cases; More Than 1,000 Now HospitalizedThe hospitalizations mark the first time they have reached over 1,000 since last February. 
Massachusetts Reports 5,170 New COVID Cases, Most On Single Day Since JanuaryAs of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 4.94%. 
Do Rapid Tests Detect The Omicron Variant? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your COVID QuestionsOne viewer asks Dr. Marshall, "I want to visit my grandkids. Should I do a rapid test before I see them? Are they effective in detecting Omicron?”
Biden Outlines New Steps To Combat COVID Through Winter MonthsPresident Joe Biden announced a new strategy Thursday aimed at fighting a potential winter surge of Covid-19 without enacting unpopular lockdowns as the pandemic approaches its two-year mark.
COVID Vaccine Passport Program Could Be Coming To Massachusetts Soon, Baker SaysA COVID-19 vaccination passport program that would allow residents to quickly demonstrate their vaccine status could be up and running in Massachusetts and several other states soon.
Amid Concerns Over Omicron COVID Variant, CDC Says All Vaccinated Adults Should Get Booster ShotsPreviously, the CDC said people should get a booster if they are 50 and older, or 18 and older and living in long term care.
Omicron Variant: Dr. Mallika Marshall Explains What's Known And What's NotDr. Mallika Marshall says it’s going to take time, at least a couple of weeks, to get a clearer picture of whether the Omicron variant is more contagious, more dangerous, and more resistant to the vaccines.
Massachusetts Reports 5,497 New COVID Cases, 21 Additional Deaths Over 3 DaysAs of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 3.72%.
Massachusetts Reports 5,058 New COVID Cases, 24 Additional Deaths Over 2 DaysAs of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 3.37%.
‘A Lot To Be Learned,’ About New COVID Variant Omicron From South Africa, Says Boston Infectious Disease SpecialistDr. Paul Sax at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said there’s not much known about the new Omicron variant.