WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is getting answers after a viewer reached out about a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Westfield. The Mayor of Westfield, Don Humason, explained how the city is working to keep residents safe. “They’re higher than we would like them to be, but...
Currently within Baystate Health, there are 52 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
The effects of the nation-wide supply chain shortage are being felt here in Western Massachusetts, in particular, flu vaccines.
SPRIINGFIELD — The city’s mask mandate will end on Monday due to a steady decline in new coronavirus infections among residents, and a gradual uptick in vaccinations, city officials said on Wednesday. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen R. Caulton-Harris announced the lifting of the...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)– Trinity Health’s “It Starts Here” campaign has awarded Mercy Medical Center’s Community Health and Well Being (CHWB) Department a $100,000 grant to support local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Mercy’s CHWB Department will facilitate and manage the grant funding to community-based organizations in Springfield to support their community engagement...
During the October 26, 2021 Board of Health Meeting, the board voted to rescind the mask mandate for all indoor public places and replace with a mask advisory. The Town of Longmeadow will continue to follow CDC guidelines and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health advisories recommending all unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks indoors. The advisory also recommends that vaccinated residents who are at increased risk from COVID-19, or who live with someone at increased risk, should wear a face-covering indoors (other than in their home).
Longmeadow Board of Health voted to change the mask mandate for all indoor public places and replace it with a mask advisory on Tuesday.
In this news update, Governor Baker cancelled a trip to UMass Amherst today to monitor the impact from the nor'easter that tore through overnight, face masks will no longer be required in Springfield come November 1st, and a COVID-19 vaccine for children is still awaiting final authorization from the CDC which could come as early as next week. We also have your latest forecast with meteorologist Don Maher.
She’s Growing Her Agency and Cultivating the Next Crop of Behavioral-Health Leaders. Karin Jeffers knew she was taking a big risk. It was 2005, and she had the opportunity to take the reins at Clinical & Support Options (CSO) — a nonprofit community behavioral-health agency that had lost several large contracts and had just parted ways with its third CEO in five years, the last one under investigation for Medicaid fraud in Vermont.
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB/WSHM) - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris will hold a COVID-19 situational update Wednesday morning. According to the mayor's office the announcement will involve the current mask mandate that has been in effect since September 13th. The mandate is currently scheduled to...
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With coronavirus infections no longer surging, the largest city in western Massachusetts is relaxing its face mask requirements. The public health order in Springfield that required people to wear facemasks in all indoor settings and outside when social distancing was not possible will expire on November 1st. When the mask...
The AMR COVID-19 testing center located at the Eastfield Mall will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather.
Amid ongoing COVID-19 vaccine reluctance by some, the push is on to get shots in the arms of those who have not yet been vaccinated. Many local pharmacies are giving out the vaccine by appointment, but there are other places to get the vaccine. In fact, it's pretty convenient to get your shot, whether it be your first, second, or booster dose.
(Westfield, Ma) – Westfield public school students who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 will now be able to get tested. Westfield public schools are partnering with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to use the “test and stay” program. Students who have consent from parents, will be able to get a rapid test and have results within 15 minutes. The program launched on Monday.
How have COVID cases and hospitalizations changed over the weekend? Massachusetts averaged 1,057 cases a day since Friday
Massachusetts averaged 1,057 new cases of COVID-19 a day since Friday, the last time the state released updated data on the virus. On Monday, the state reported a total of 3,173 new cases and 20 new deaths. Statewide, COVID numbers continued to trend downward this weekend, despite the fact that...
A group of over 800 people joined together the first weekend of October in Downtown Northampton to march for women’s abortion rights. The Western Mass. protest was one of hundreds that took place across the country in wake of Texas’ new Anti-Abortion Law, which bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.