Newsroom - July

CDC shares pivotal discovery on Covid-19 breakthrough infections that led to new mask guidance, July 30, 2021
A new study shows the Delta Covid-19 variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected Read more »

Mass. issues updated mask guidance; Baker calls on FDA to give vaccines full approval, July 30, 2021
The Baker administration on Friday released updated guidance on wearing masks following new recommendations this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read more »

Most Massachusetts hospitals will mandate COVID vaccination for their workers, July 29, 2021
Nearly all hospitals in Massachusetts will require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 Read more »

Biden will announce vaccination requirement across federal government on Thursday, July 28, 2021
President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, Read more »

Pilot program offering free fares on Route 28 for three months this fall, July 27, 2021
All riders using the MBTA Route 28 bus will be able to board and ride this route for free from August 29 to November 29, 2021 Read more »

Map: CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to all but one Massachusetts county, July 27, 2021
Thirteen counties in Massachusetts have substantial or high COVID 19 transmission rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control Read more »

To solve health care inequity, Mass. should address the social determinants of health, July 27, 2021
A piecemeal approach will not remedy centuries of racial injustice. Read more »

Mass. begins early outreach efforts on COVID 19 vaccine for kids, July 26, 2021
Outreach to schools, pediatricians and families is an early step the state is taking to prepare to vaccinate the more than 880,000 Massachusetts children Read more »

Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers, July 26, 2021
As the number of Covid 19 cases surges in the United States, more than 50 health and medical groups including the American Medical Association Read more »

More Than 5,100 Breakthrough COVID Cases Reported in Mass at Least 80 Have Died, July 21, 2021
As of July 17, a total of 5,166 breakthrough cases had been reported to the state DPH Read more »

Mask advisory issued in Provincetown after COVID-19 outbreak, July 21, 2021
A mask advisory has been put in place in Provincetown, Mass., after a coronavirus outbreak occurred in the popular Cape Cod vacation destination. Read more »

Report: Inequities deeply rooted in health care system, July 20, 2021
A new report says racial and social inequities meant different outcomes for blacks and Latinos during the pandemic, Read more »

New Mask Advisory In Provincetown Follows Spike In COVID Cases, July 20, 2021
The Massachusetts tourist destination of Provincetown instituted a new mask advisory on Monday, urging everyone to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status Read more »

The Digital Equity Fund will support 19 organizations with nearly $500,00., July 20, 2021
Mayor Kim Janey announced today that 19 Boston nonprofit organizations will receive $478,900 in grants through the City of Boston Read more »

Manet Community Health Center to Open New Site in Attleboro, July 16, 2021
Attleboro, MA July 15, 2021 Manet Community Health Center announced it will open a satellite health center in downtown Attleboro, at 8 North Main Street, on July 19. Read more »

Greater Boston Suburbs Will Benefit Most From Changing Work Trends, Report Says, July 13, 2021
By 2030, Massachusetts could need up to 200,000 more housing units and a large influx of child care workers Read more » Helping Vulnerable Massachusetts Residents, July 13, 2021
The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute assisted The Shah Family Foundation in launching a centralized website last month called Read more »

Massachusetts Vax Bus rolls into several western Mass. communities next week, July 12, 2021
A mobile vaccination clinic is working its way through Massachusetts, one arm at a time. Read more »

Telemedicine should be able to cross state lines, July 11, 2021
Telemedicines value was proven when millions received medical care safely in their homes during a raging pandemic, yet state licensing boards are now returning to a Luddite mentality. Read more »

More than 100 get COVID-19 vaccine during Day of Hope in Boston, July 11, 2021
The Boston Public Health Commission says 101 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 Read more »

Slowly, Mass. Is Closing The Racial Gap In Vaccination Rates, July 09, 2021
Since the approval of the first COVID-19 vaccines, the rate of vaccinations among white residents outstripped vaccinations. Read more »

New Report Calls For Cabinet-Level Post To Tackle Inequity In Massachusetts, July 08, 2021
A new report issued by a Massachusetts task force formed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic calls major steps to address health inequities Read more »

Springfield names new deputy public health commissioner, July 07, 2021
The city of Springfield named Tiana Davis as the new person to fill that position. Read more »

The money could transform their lives. But thousands of eligible kids may not get the new child tax credit, July 07, 2021
On July 15, the IRS will begin sending monthly checks to almost all families with children in the United States Read more »

Springfield names new deputy public health commissioner, July 07, 2021
The city of Springfield named Tiana Davis as the new person to fill that position. Read more »

Eastfield Mall mass vaccination site closing Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Western Massachusetts only mass vaccination site is closing Tuesday as the state changes its methods of reaching unvaccinated residents. Read more »

Dr. Bisola Ojikutu appointed Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, July 02, 2021
Dr. Ojikutu has extensive experience leading efforts to address inequities in health care. Read more »

Appointing A State Secretary Of Equity Is A Top Health Priority, Legislative Task Force Finds, July 01, 2021
The Massachusetts state legislature formed a task force to examine and make recommendations around improving health equity in the Commonwealth. Read more »