• COVID Q&A February 10, 2022 4:52 pm

    Could This Summer Be Normal Again? Here's What Boston Doctors Say

    With coronavirus metrics trending in the right direction, Boston doctors are hopeful that life will return to some sense of normalcy by the summer, if not sooner. Cases across Massachusetts have dropped by more than 85% since mid-January, prompting some towns and cities to relax safety restrictions. For context, state health officials reported a single-day record on Jan. 5, topping 27,000…

  • COVID Q&A February 9, 2022 5:08 pm

    Boston Doctors Divided on School Mask Mandate

    As coronavirus rates continue to improve, Massachusetts and other states are lifting school mask mandates. Top Boston doctors have differing opinions on whether that’s the right move. The school mask mandate in Massachusetts will expire at the end of the month, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday, which falls in line with other nearby states. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has...

  • masks February 23, 2021 12:53 am

    Will We Still Be Wearing Face Masks in 2022?

    As more Americans get the coronavirus vaccine, many are wondering just how much longer we are expected to wear masks. Dr. Anthony Fauci raised some eyebrows this weekend when he said we will probably be wearing masks or face coverings into 2022, but local medical experts agree – it will likely be a while before we can stop masking up….

  • coronavirus pandemic February 22, 2021 11:37 pm

    How Much Longer Are We Expected to Wear Masks?

    Dr. Gergen Barnett says there are a lot of factors that will determine how much longer we need to wear a mask – including COVID variants, vaccines, and herd immunity.

  • coronavirus November 20, 2020 10:37 pm

    Mixed Reaction to New Mask Mandate in NH

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s mask mandate went into place Friday, but met some resistance in the Live Free or Die State.

  • New Hampshire November 21, 2020 1:05 am

    Mask Mandate Takes Effect in New Hampshire, the ‘Live Free or Die' State

    An executive order requiring people in New Hampshire to wear masks when they can’t social distance took effect Friday. Lasting through Jan. 15, the order requires anyone over five years old to wear a mask or face covering when they are in public, whether indoors or outdoors, and can’t keep at least six feet away from people they don’t...

  • coronavirus November 20, 2020 9:34 pm

    New Hampshire Mask Mandate Takes Effect

    Under Gov. Chris Sununu’s executive order, in effect through Jan. 15, anyone over 5 years old will have to wear a mask or face covering whenever they’re in public, whether indoors or outdoors, and can’t keep at least 6 feet away from people they don’t live with.

  • coronavirus November 20, 2020 4:21 am

    NH Mask Mandate Begins Friday

    As New Hampshire’s coronavirus case count reaches a new height, people will now be required to wear masks in New Hampshire.

  • mask mandate November 20, 2020 9:22 pm

    New Hampshire Announces Mask Mandate

    Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday announced a statewide mask mandate for anyone over the age of five beginning Friday, Nov. 20.

  • New Hampshire November 20, 2020 4:41 am

    Mask Mandate Announced for NH as State Sees Record Number of COVID Cases

    People in New Hampshire will be required to wear masks when they can’t social distance starting Friday, Gov. Chris Sununu said at a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday. Under his executive order, in effect through Jan. 15, anyone over 5 years old will have to wear a mask or face covering whenever they’re in public, whether indoors or…

  • mask order November 5, 2020 10:46 pm

    Maine Gov. Issues New Mask Order

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday issued a new executive order requiring people to wear face coverings in public settings regardless of their ability to maintain physical distance from others.

  • Maine November 6, 2020 12:42 am

    Maine Gov. Mills Announces New, Stricter Face Mask Order

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills has announced a new executive order that steps up face mask requirements as the state sees a spike in coronavirus cases. The order, filed Wednesday and effective immediately, requires people — with some exceptions — to wear masks in public, regardless of whether they are able to maintain a safe social distance from other people. Face…

  • back to school August 21, 2020 12:00 am

    How to Help Your Child Keep Their Mask on at School

    Homework may not be the most difficult assignment kids will face when they return to school this fall. Keeping a mask on all day may be a tougher challenge.  “Sometimes I get bothered because, when I breathe hard, the air goes in my eyes,” says Ramon Obrador, who is heading into second grade.  He has been practicing keeping his mask...

  • face coverings August 4, 2020 9:28 pm

    NH Community Passes Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings

    Officials in the college town of Durham have passed an ordinance requiring face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The masks are mandatory in certain areas for employees of all businesses, pedestrians, and other areas where social distancing cannot be maintained, according to Seacoastonline. The mandate applies to patrons inside restaurants and bars who aren’t seated at...

  • coronavirus May 19, 2020 10:33 am

    Wearing Masks Properly

    Dr. Michael Richardson gives tips on how to wear masks properly.

  • face coverings May 14, 2020 8:54 pm

    Nashua, NH, May Start Requiring Face Coverings at Stores, Restaurants

    Although they are strongly recommended in New Hampshire, cloth face coverings are not required. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, city officials in Nashua may make face coverings mandatory in some locations. During a virtual meeting Wednesday evening, the Nashua Board of Public Health recommended that the city require retail customers and restaurant patrons wear face coverings as the crisis…

  • coronavirus May 14, 2020 1:14 am

    ‘Hey, Can You Put a Mask on?' Few Cited for Violating Mass. Face Covering Order

    One week after an order requiring people to cover their faces in public went into effect, police and health officials in communities around greater Boston have issued few citations and are handing out masks and seeking voluntary compliance instead. As of Monday, Boston police had not cited or fined anyone for violating the order, which took effect May 6. In…

  • face coverings May 13, 2020 10:25 pm

    Should Face Coverings Be Mandatory for Shoppers When Vt. Stores Reopen?

    A debate over face coverings is growing in Vermont, where retailers will be able to reopen Monday, with restrictions including spacing shoppers apart. The question, which was discussed Wednesday by Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, is whether customers in those stores should be required to cover their mouths and noses while they’re inside the businesses. “For us to go in...

  • face coverings May 13, 2020 10:20 pm

    Should Masks Be Mandatory When Vt. Stores Reopen?

    A debate is growing in Vermont on whether customers should be required to wear face coverings when stores reopen next week.

  • coronavirus May 7, 2020 2:04 am

    Boston Has ‘a Long Way to Go Before' Recovery Plan Can Begin, Walsh Says

    Boston’s coronavirus “curve is slowly bending,” Mayor Marty Walsh said at a news conference Wednesday, but the city has much more to do before it’s safe to reopen. One step the city is taking is expanding its testing capability to 1,500 per day by next week, Walsh said. The city is currently averaging 1,100 tests per day. “We still have…

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