Newsroom - July 2020

Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

The New York Times, July 30, 2020
While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. Read more »

Coronavirus Hot Spots: The Mass. Communities With the Highest Rates of COVID-19

NBC Boston, July 15, 2020
For the 14th straight week, the state Department of Public Health released a breakdown of the total number of coronavirus cases in each Massachusetts city and town. Read more »

Massachusetts coronavirus rates by city and town: Positivity rates fall in Chelsea, Brockton, Revere

Boston Herald, July 15, 2020
Positive test rates for the coronavirus are falling in several communities that bore the brunt of the pandemic in Massachusetts, but at least one city is now seeing cases rise among the younger set. Read more »

Michael Curry: Waging a duel-front war on the pandemic and racism

CommonWealth, July 13, 2020
THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS have been dominated by two seismic issues convulsing the nation — the global coronavirus pandemic and a burgeoning movement for racial justice. Read more »

In Minority Neighborhoods, Knocking On Doors To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus

NPR, July 10, 2020
Around the country, communities of color continue to be among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

"Every Epidemic is Local." Health Centers Weigh In on Fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Direct Relief, July 09, 2020
For Dr. Claire-Cecil Pierre, chief medical officer at Harbor Health in Massachusetts, health centers are closely tied to their roots in the civil rights era. Read more »

'Stop The Spread' Initiative Will Increase Testing Capacity In Eight Mass. Towns

WBUR, July 08, 2020
Across Massachusetts, the fight to control the spread of the coronavirus is one that Gov. Charlie Baker believes the state is winning. Read more »

Systemic racism has very real health impact

CommonWealth, July 04, 2020
AS A COUNTRY, we are waking up daily to the unacceptable and completely avoidable loss of black life. Read more »

Why COVID-19 Contact Tracers In Mass. Will Send You Milk

WBUR, July 02, 2020
It's a familiar moment. The kids want their cereal and the coffee's brewing, but you're out of milk. Read more »