• vaccines Jan 18

    Congregate Care Vaccinations Begin Monday in Mass. Here's What to Know

    A group of about 94,000 people living and working in group homes, shelters and correctional facilities is next up for coronavirus vaccinations in Massachusetts. This group, officially defined as those who are part of congregate care facilities, will become eligible on Monday to receive the first of two shots, the Baker administration announced Wednesday. Staff and residents in this category...

  • correctional facilities Nov 12, 2020

    Baker Spars With Pressley, Rollins Over Coronavirus in Correctional Facilities

    Gov. Charlie Baker insisted that Massachusetts’ Department of Correction is doing a “terrific job” keeping coronavirus under control Tuesday, despite arguments from Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins that prisons act as “petri dishes” for spreading it. “They’ve done a terrific job of keeping prisoners and inmates separated, providing them with PPE, sanitization, all that sort of...

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