Barring a major announcement from the Governor or a major change in the data we will not issue full COVID-19 updates on Saturday, May 2, or Sunday, May 3. We will post daily case numbers for Saturday and Sunday on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW! MASSACHUSETTS COVID-19 DATA AS OF MAY 1, 2020
Cases: 42 (+0 from April 30); 35 released from isolation
Deaths: 1 (+0 from April 30)
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard presents data in an easy to interpret way and enhances the information provided in the previous daily reports with trends and situational insights into the epidemic.
NEW! BAKER-POLITO ADMINISTRATION ORDERS USE OF MASK OR FACE COVERING IN PUBLIC
The Baker-Polito Administration today issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot socially distance from others.
Mask and Face Covering Order: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order goes into effect on May 6th and supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use.
This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores. Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.
A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf or bandana. Health care masks should not be used and should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC here.
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