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Getting Answers: concerns about increasing COVID-19 cases in Westfield

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...
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Mercy Medical Center receives grant for local COVID-19 vaccination effort

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...

Longmeadow Board of Health

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).

Wednesday afternoon news update

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.

Karin Jeffers

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.

Mayor Sarno to provide update on Springfield mask mandate

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...

Mask mandate will end in Springfield on November 1st

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...

COVID-19 News For Western Mass 10-26-21

(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.