COVID-19 – City of Boston Update 3-28-2020
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
-Dashboard of City of Boston CVID cases – https://dashboard.cityofboston.gov/t/Guest_Access_Enabled/views/COVID-19/Dashboard1?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y
-Former Boston City Councilor and Mayoral candidate Tito Jackson reported via Facebook that he tested positive for Coronavirus – https://www.facebook.com/272254158286/posts/10158628274298287
–Universalhub.com chronicles what Mayor Walsh mentioned in a press conference on 3/27/2020, that multiple groups of people are still gathering in Boston parks and playing physical contact sports – https://universalhub.com/2020/citizen-complaint-day-sports-sports-everywhere
On Thursday, March 26, Mayor Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced updated enforcement regulations and transportation services.
On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all Massachusetts public and private schools, and all non-emergency childcare programs, until May 4. Read the press release.
- Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all employers that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close physical workplaces until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. The order also limits gatherings to 10 people.
- Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all Massachusetts public and private schools until May 4. With Boston Public Schoolsclosed to students, the City will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students. View a map of meal sites for children and youth.
- All City of Boston playgrounds and tot lots have been temporarily closed. Parks will remain open for passive use, but we encourage everyone to practice social distancing.
- All Boston Public Library locations are closed until further notice.
- All Boston Centers for Youth & Families pools, gyms, and fitness centers are closed. By this Wednesday, March 18, all BCYF programming will be suspended. Only select BCYF centers will be open for youth meal distribution during school closures.
- Starting on March 17, the City is suspending all regular activity at construction sites in Boston.
- Starting on March 17, the MBTA is reducing its services. Visit the MBTA website for more details.
LATEST MASS. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NUMBERS
BOSTON: 477 CONFIRMED CASES (40 RECOVERED AND 2 DEATHS)
As of Friday, March 27
MASSACHUSETTS: 3,240 CONFIRMED CASES
As of Friday, March 27
Have questions? Contact:
Healthcare providers in Boston should immediately notify BPHC at 617-534-5611 if they suspect a patient is infected with COVID-19. Providers outside of Boston should contact MDPH at 617-983-6800. CDC has created criteria to guide evaluation of patients suspected to have COVID-19.