BOSTON (AP) – Everyone in Massachusetts must start wearing masks or face masks while in public under executive orders signed Friday by Governor Charlie Baker.
The use of face masks is a common sense strategy to help limit the spread of the corona virus, especially as the country plans to start reopening the economy on May 18, Baker said.
“Covering our faces when we cannot practice social distance is a very important and essential step that everyone can and must take to stop or slow down the spread,” Republicans said at a press conference.
This order also applies to workers in grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores that are considered important businesses and for those who use public transportation.
The new order took effect in May. 6
Boston Public Schools will reopen in the fall, except for some dramatic increases in coronavirus, said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Friday.
“My goal and intention is to open a school in September in Boston,” said Democrats at a press conference. The school building is closed until the end of the academic year and teaching has moved online.
He said one event that could throw a wrench in the work would be a surge in the number of people with COVID-19. He calls that a “worst case scenario” which could thwart efforts to reopen schools in the largest school system in New England.
FUNDRAISATION OF THE CHURCH
The Massachusetts Church coalition announced Friday that it had begun fundraising efforts to support immigrant, black and unaffiliated churches and churches that served homeless people during the coronavirus crisis.
The One Church Fund launched by the Massachusetts Church Council will provide financial and other support to churches that serve underserved communities, according to a statement from the council.
“The church is an important service provider, especially in immigrant, black, poor and homeless communities,” Ps. David Wright, Executive Director of the Greater Boston Black Minister Alliance said in a statement. “Humanitarian needs increased exponentially during COVID19.”
The goal is to collect $ 50,000.
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