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Massachusetts Recommending Some Fully Vaccinated People Wear Face Masks Indoors

BOSTON (CBS) — The Department of Public Health is now recommending that some fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts wear face masks indoors. The updated advisory comes on the heels of new Centers For Disease Control Guidance that recommends face masks indoors for everyone in areas of substantial or high COVID transmission. According to the CDC, Barnstable County and Nantucket are listed as substantial risk. Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth and Hampden Counties are at high risk. (WBZ-TV) The state said the new guidance is intended to “maximize protection of vulnerable individuals from the Delta variant.” DPH “recommends that a fully vaccinated person wear a mask...
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Mass. educators express confusion, frustration with new mask-wearing recommendations

BOSTON — Educators across the state are expressing confusion and frustration following new mask-wearing guidance released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association called the guidance “reckless,” saying if it doesn’t change immediately, students are in for another chaotic school year.
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1 arrested over Massachusetts cherry tree controversy

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) — A cherry tree controversy in Northampton escalated Thursday and ended with at least one person being taken into police custody. Neighbors on the street have been trying to stop the city from cutting down seven cherry trees. The city began taking down the trees as part...
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Laura’s Tower Trail In Massachusetts Leads To Panoramic Views Of The Berkshires

Massachusetts is full of stunning places to hike, There are numerous trails that lead to waterfalls, rivers, dunes overlooking the ocean, mountaintop views, and more. If you enjoy trekking through mountainous terrain with a reward of panoramic views at the summit, consider Laura’s Tower Trail in the charming historic town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.   Are […] The post Laura’s Tower Trail In Massachusetts Leads To Panoramic Views Of The Berkshires appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Worcester

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Worcester: 1. 100 Mayfield St 508-890-8589; 2. 110 Front St Suite 102 (508) 752-6001; 3. 481 Lincoln St (508) 852-3578; 4. 115 Stafford St (508) 753-3297; 5. 44 W Boylston St (508) 852-0238; 6. 400 Park Ave (508) 792-3866;
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DESE recommends masks for some Massachusetts students this fall

BOSTON — Massachusetts schools should be in-person, full-time, five days a week in the fall, with masks required for some students when inside, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recommended Friday. The new guidance that was developed with the Department of Public Health outlines recommendations on masking, COVID-19 testing...
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Massachusetts Reports 844 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Additional Deaths

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 844 new confirmed COVID cases and three additional deaths in the state on Friday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 672,488. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,714. There were 38,616 total new tests reported. As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.07%. There are 197 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness. There are also 40 patients currently in intensive care.

Masks recommended, not required in schools this fall, per new state guidance

The state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Department on Friday released updated guidance saying masks should be worn by unvaccinated students and staff this fall, but are not required. The new recommendations come as federal and state health authorities turn back towards mask-wearing measures as the delta variant of the coronavirus...
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Massachusetts officials recommend masks for elementary students indoors

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has just released recommendations on masking in schools in the fall. They are recommending that all students in kindergarten through 6th grade wear masks when inside. They are also recommending that unvaccinated students in all grades, as well as unvaccinated visitors, wear masks inside. However, vaccinated students can remain unmasked according to the latest guidance.
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CDC study shows three-fourths of people infected in Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak were vaccinated

A sobering scientific analysis published Friday of an explosive Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak fueled by the delta variant found that three-quarters of the people who became infected were fully vaccinated. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one key piece of a growing body of evidence that bolsters the hypothesis that vaccinated people can spread the more transmissible variant and may be a factor in the summer surge of infections.
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Retaining wall collapses in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Crews are on the scene of a retaining wall collapse in Woonsocket. The collapse occurred behind a home on Front Street, where neighbors tell 12 News construction work was taking place. Witnesses said two people became trapped underneath the wall but have since been rescued. It’s...
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Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time'

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Health Care. Add Disney and Walmart to the employers requiring employees to be vaccinated. If you have any tips, email us at, and Follow us on Twitter at @NateWeixel, @PeterSullivan4, and @JustineColeman8. Today: The CDC released data on a Massachusetts COVID-19 outbreak that...