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Patrons and staff at indoor spaces in Boston — including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, fitness facilities and entertainment venues — will need to show proof they are vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next month, under a policy Mayor Michelle Wu announced Monday that marks a major shift from current practice in the city. Wu, who also tightened […]
BOSTON – Nearly a decade after voters narrowly rejected a ballot question seeking to legalize medical aid in dying, state lawmakers are once again set to delve into the emotional testimony, ethical debates and logistical questions around the issue. Ahead of a Friday Public Health Committee hearing on bills that would allow terminally ill patients […]
CONCORD – Hospital leaders have sounded an alarm about the workforce challenges plaguing them as they continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects. “I get that people fully want to go back to some semblance of normal, but our health care organizations don’t have that option,” Steve Walsh, president and CEO of the Massachusetts […]
BOSTON – With people 65 and older and some other populations now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots if they received the Pfizer vaccine, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that the state plans to make mobile booster programs available to people residing in long-term care and other congregate settings. “There are literally hundreds of sites that […]
BOSTON – More than half of Massachusetts adults who participated in a May survey said they’d experienced some sort of health care cost hardship in the past year and almost three-quarters said they’re worried about their ability to afford care in the future. The advocacy organization Health Care for All on Monday released findings from […]
BOSTON – Masks will remain required in Massachusetts public schools until at least Nov. 1, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in guidance issued to districts and published Monday. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in August authorized Commissioner Jeff Riley to require masks for students age 5 and up and school […]