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Lowell Community Health Center pair heads up COVID-19 test site

Lowell Sun, May 30, 2020
LOWELL — Before COVID-19 began to sweep through Massachusetts and the country, Samantha Jordan and Lindsey Roberts never had much of an opportunity to work together. Read more »

Direct Relief Aids Community Health Centers With $27.9 Million in Grants

Direct Relief, May 30, 2020
Six weeks after establishing the Covid-19 Fund for Community Health, Direct Relief has issued $27.9 million in grants to 519 nonprofit community health centers across the United States on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic, serving people and places disproportionately affected and at risk. Read more »

Targeting COVID-19 inequities requires a data-driven approach

AMA Association, May 29, 2020
While Massachusetts was hit hard with COVID-19 cases early, the state has seen a decline in hospitalizations and rates of positive cases. Read more »

A Member Of Mayor Walsh's Reopening Committee On The Road Ahead

WBUR, May 27, 2020
As Boston prepares to slowly relax its social distancing rules, Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a new 27-person task force to advise the city on reopening. Read more »

'Not out of the woods': Hard-hit Brockton has 230 coronavirus deaths, 4,000 total cases

The Enterprise, May 27, 2020
BROCKTON – As warm weather sets in and Massachusetts begins to reopen its economy amid a pandemic, the hard-hit city of Brockton is urging residents to keep up their efforts to practice social distancing, wearing face masks and following other public health guidelines to curb the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. Read more »

When the Town Became a Covid-19 Hotspot, This Health Center Never Closed Its Doors

Direct Relief, May 26, 2020
When Covid-19 popped up in Brockton Neighborhood Health Center’s patient population, it happened quickly. Read more »

Here's What To Expect As Mass. Doctors Reopen For Routine Medical Care

WBUR, May 26, 2020
Going to see your primary care provider, having an MRI or a colonoscopy, and being admitted to a hospital - all of these experiences will be different now on because of the coronavirus. Read more »

Dorchester’s Codman Square Health Center Expands Coronavirus Testing

Boston Herald, May 21, 2020
Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester is now offering coronavirus tests to anyone in close contact with an infected person, even if they are asymptomatic, as the center continues to expand testing eligibility. Read more »

Caring Health Center gets 6 protective booths for COVID-19 screening, testing

MassLive, May 21, 2020
SPRINGFIELD — Walking into the clear container and putting her arms into bright blue gloves, Shamicka Jones demonstrated what it will be like to screen and test patients for COVID-19 through the health center’s new "Walk-Up Doc" booths. Read more »

HHS Provides $225 Million for COVID-19 Testing in Rural Communities, May 20, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provided $225 million to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing. Read more »

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Opens COVID-19 Testing to All

Revere Journal, May 20, 2020
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two months ago East Boston has emerged as one of Boston's 'hotspots'. Read more »

Impact of Coronavirus on Community Health Centers

KFF, May 20, 2020
Community health centers are a national network of safety net primary care providers that fill an important role in national, state, and local responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

Community Health Centers Struggling As Fewer People Seek Care During Pandemic

NPR, May 19, 2020
Community health centers had been at the front lines of health care in the nation's poorest neighborhoods even before the spread of the coronavirus. Read more »

NEW Health Opens First COVID Testing Site in Charlestown

North End Waterfront, May 18, 2020
With the lowest amount of COVID testing of any Boston neighborhood, the Charlestown community has been mostly neglected during this pandemic. Read more »

Walk-Up Docs Donated to Low-Income Areas for Coronavirus Testing

NBC Boston, May 14, 2020
A Portsmouth-based company donated several Walk-Up Docs, a booth that enhances safety while administering a coronavirus tests, to low-income areas. Read more »

State opens COVID-19 rooms at Worcester hotel

Telegraph, May 11, 2020
WORCESTER - The state began running a temporary shelter Monday at a local hotel, for homeless and low-income individuals and families who have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more »

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: Mass League of Community Health Centers to launch public awareness campaign

News10, May 08, 2020
BOSTON ( - In partnership with the Mass League of Community Health Centers, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced an upcoming new COVID-19 public awareness campaign, "New Tools, New Rules - Same Great Care." Read more »

Pandemic Creates Opportunity For Telehealth To Catch On

WBUR, May 08, 2020
The use of telehealth services in Massachusetts has "expanded exponentially" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said Friday. Read more »

Massachusetts coronavirus data 'encouraging' but Gov. Charlie Baker in no rush to reopen

Boston Herald, May 08, 2020
Coronavirus data appears to be trending in the right direction, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday, though he indicated he was in no rush to join his counterparts across New England in easing restrictions just yet. Read more »

Warren, Pressley Push For More Community Health Center Funding

WGBH, May 08, 2020
More than 100 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the top leaders of the House and Senate Thursday urging they support additional funding for the nation’s community health centers. Read more »

After Weeks Of Social Distancing, COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Mass. See A Slight But Steady Drop

WBUR, May 04, 2020
In the last two weeks, the number of Massachusetts patients in the hospital for COVID-19 has slowly but steadily ebbed. Read more »