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Gov. Baker Announces Massachusetts Is Constructing A New Field Hospital in LowellIn his press conference on Thursday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said the state is constructing a second field hospital as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state.
UMass Memorial President Says Worcester Field Hospital Much Different For Second SurgeUMass Memorial Health Care President Dr. Eric Dickson said the last surge was heavily focused on ICUs. This time, there are new therapies and high-flow oxygen which keeps people from being intubated. Recovering patients will also be able to get up and walk around
'We Need You': Marylou Sudders Sends Call To Action For Healthcare Workers To Help Staff Field HospitalsIn a press conference on Thursday at the DCU Field Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said, "The most critical component of a field hospital is the staffing. It cannot be shipped from storage and put into service when we need them. Right now, this is a call for staffing.”
Massachusetts State Police Bring Back Elf On The Shelf 'Statie'A mischievous member of the Massachusetts State Police is back on patrol. The agency shared in a Facebook post Wednesday night that “Statie’ the elf has returned for the holiday season. Katie Johnston reports.
COVID Vaccine Distribution Should Begin Mid-December In Massachusetts, Baker saysGov. Charlie Baker said front line workers and those in long term care facilities would get a vaccine first.
Massachusetts Not Planning Any Additional Closures, RestrictionsGov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday people would be given clear notice before anything new goes into effect.
The WBZ Gingerbread House Competition – ROUND 1 – THE WEATHER TEAMEric, Zack, Sarah, and Jacob show off their submissions to this year’s WBZ Gingerbread House Competition.
The WBZ Gingerbread House Competition – ROUND 1 – Lisa vs. David vs. RochieDavid, Lisa, and Dan show off their submissions to this year’s WBZ Gingerbread House Competition.
The WBZ Gingerbread House Competition – ROUND 1 – THE MORNING TEAMKate, Liam, and Breana show off their submissions to this year’s WBZ Gingerbread House Competition. This year, it's a knockout competition.
Mayor Walsh Says Boston Has 'No Intention Of Shutting Down Restaurants'During his press conference on Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city does not intend to shut down restaurants but says it could be a "different conversation" if cases rise again.
Mayor Walsh Asks Boston Residents To 'Safely Support' Small BusinessesDuring his press conference on Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced some of the measures the city will be trying to helping restaurants and businesses in the area.
Boston Sets Aside $20 Million To Clear Streets, Keep Workers Safe In SnowstormsBoston Mayor Marty Walsh made the announcement Friday as the city makes winter weather preparations during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Warning Phone Call Going Out To 4.5 Million In MassachusettsThe Department of Public Health is sending an automated message to 4.5 million phones across Massachusetts Thursday.
Marshfield Boy Meets 'Aquaman' Star Jason MomoaSeven-year-old Danny Sheehan got to chat with Jason Momoa, the star of the movie "Aquaman".
Massachusetts To Start COVID-19 Testing In 134 School DistrictsEducation Commissioner Jeff Riley said the state is launching a program to start COVID-19 testing in 134 school districts for students and staff showing symptoms.
Baker Wants College Students To Get COVID-19 Tests Before They Leave CampusGovernor Charlie Baker is worried college students leaving Massachusetts for the holidays could spread coronavirus when they return home.
The Ninety Nine Is Closing 2 Massachusetts Restaurant Locations For GoodTwo Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub locations in Massachusetts are shutting their doors for good on Saturday. Katie Johnston reports.
Dolly Parton's Donation Helped Fund Moderna's Breakthrough Coronavirus Vaccine ResearchIn April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. More than seven months later, it's been revealed that the legendary performer's donation helped fund Cambridge-based Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate. Katie Johnston reports.
Baker Nominates Judge Serge Georges Jr. To Massachusetts Supreme Judicial CourtGov. Charlie Baker nominated Boston Municipal Court Judge Serge Georges Jr. to the state’s highest court Tuesday.
Acting Sec. Of Defense Quotes 'Incomparable' Bill Belichick In Letter To EmployeesIn a letter to all Department of Defense employees, newly appointed Acting Sec. of Defense Christopher Miller turned to an unlikely source for inspiration – New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Katie Johnston reports.
Walsh Says Workplaces Now A Major Spreader Of COVID-19 In BostonBoston Mayor Marty Walsh wants employers to allow as many people to work from home as possible, after new contact tracing shows COVID spreading at work.
Wreaths Across America Event At Arlington National Cemetery Canceled Due To CoronavirusMaine-based organization Wreaths Across America will not be able to lay thousands of wreaths on veterans’ headstones at Arlington National Cemetery this December due to the coronavirus pandemic. Katie Johnston reports.
GM Recalls 51K Chevrolet Bolts Because Of Battery Packs Could Smoke, IgniteOwners of Chevrolet Bolt vehicles were advised Friday to park outside and away from homes because of the risk their battery packs could catch fire.
Gov. Baker On Rising COVID Cases In Mass.: “People Need To Change Their Behavior'Speaking about the growing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker said in his Friday press conference, “People need to change their behavior and get serious about who they spend time with, how they act.”

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