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Boston Herald

March 16, 2020 – Instead of get-togethers with friends, children should adhere to social distancing by having virtual playdates,
MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh told the Boston Herald.

Department of Public Health

March 16, 2020 – Updated guidance on policies and procedures for restricting resident visitors in nursing homes and rest
homes and personal protective equipment recommendation updates during the COVID-19 outbreak.


March 16, 2020 – A new mandate directs insurers to cover medically necessary telehealth services to limit hospital visits by patients with acute illnesses during the coronavirus outbreak.


March 15, 2020 – Efforts are underway to help the 300,000 students in Massachusetts that rely on free and reduced-price lunch programs during
coronavirus school closures.

Mass Governor Seal

March 15, 2020 – Baker-Polito Administration announces emergency three-week school closures,
prohibition on gatherings of 25 of more, health care guidance and more.


March 13, 2020 – MMS president Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh stressed the need for COVID-19 testing that provides a result at the point of care in an interview with Morning Edition.

Department of Public Health

March 13, 2020 – New guidance outlines changes in testing prioritization and procedures for persons with
suspected COVID-19 through the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory.


March 13, 2020 – MassHealth/EOHHS provider bulletins and additional guidance in response to 2019
novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

New England Journal of Medicine

March 12, 2020 – Making decisions about testing and treatment for your patients (Dr. Eric Rubin and Dr. Lindsey Baden)

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