Newsroom - August 2020

When You Will Have To Pay For A Coronavirus Test In Mass. And Why

WBUR, August 26, 2020
As of now, Massachusetts expects health insurers to pay the full cost of a coronavirus diagnostic test in three cases. Read more »

An Intimate Look at a Farmworker's Divided Life, in "Guanajuato Norte"

The New Yorker, August 19, 2020
The first time that Wenceslao (Winny) Contreras left Mexico for the United States, he did not intend to look back. Read more »

We must address black, brown mistrust of COVID-19 vaccine

CommonWealth, August 08, 2020
Massachusetts is in danger of failing communities of color, once again, if we do not start preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine now. Read more »

A 'Covid Slide' Could Widen the Digital Divide for Students

Wired, August 07, 2020
In a normal school year, Breanne Wiggins would have been prepared to welcome her new students by now. Read more »

Rhode Island to be removed from low-risk state list

WGGB/WSHM, August 04, 2020
BOSTON, MA - The state announced as of Friday, Aug. 7, Rhode Island will be removed from the low-risk state list. Read more »

Free coronavirus testing being offered in Roxbury as cases climb across country

7News Boston, August 03, 2020
A free coronavirus testing site will be opening Monday in Roxbury as cases across the country continue to rise Read more »

'Thousands' of travelers submit required information under Massachusetts' new COVID-19 travel order

WCVB, August 03, 2020
BOSTON - Three days into the enhanced travel order, Massachusetts officials said "thousands" of travelers have submitted the required information upon entering the Bay State. Read more »