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Baker details plan to reopen Massachusetts
The highly anticipated road map, which Baker laid out Monday, outlines four phases of re-opening, each lasting for at least three weeks. (Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Pool, Video: Handout)
This is what it’s like to get tested for COVID-19
Somerville offered all residents free testing, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms of COVID-19. So I took them up on the offer. (Video by Steve Annear and Shelby Lum|Globe Staff)
An hour on the COVID ICU overnight shift
Bianca Dintino's overnight shift as the COVID ICU charge nurse is a steady stream of patient alarms and PPE quick changes at Tufts Medical Center May 4. (Video by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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The state’s casino industry blinks back to life as Plainridge prepares to open Wednesday

With safety measures in place, slot machines await players in Plainville; Encore, MGM to follow next week. 37 minutes ago


Hard lessons on remote learning in Worcester

Education for thousands of the city's students was set back by problems in distributing laptops and in outreach. 58 minutes ago

Mass. reports 140 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts among confirmed cases climbed by 15 to 7,998, state officials announced on Tuesday, as they reported 140 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 104,799 as metrics the state is using to monitor the reopening remained relatively steady. 1 hour ago

Key metrics the state is looking at for the reopening

These charts show trends that Massachusetts officials say are key to moving the state through a multi-phase reopening plan. 1 hour ago

The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts

Here's a look at the latest coronavirus numbers in Massachusetts, including case numbers, deaths, demographics, and more. 1 hour ago

EPA officially approves Lysol products for use against coronavirus on surfaces

The agency says two Lysol products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, have shown they’re effective after being “tested directly” against the virus.

Northeastern researchers find lack of child care has been a significant challenge for workers during the pandemic

“Our survey of 2,557 working parents from May 10 to June 22 finds 13% of working parents had to quit a job or reduce hours due to lack of #childcare," an economics professor at the university tweeted over the weekend.

Moderna calls disagreements with government over COVID-19 vaccine ‘productive dialogue'

The Cambridge biotech says it has resolved differences with federal agencies on how to run large clinical trials.