Mayor Walsh said today that he's continuing to get reports of people congregating and playing sports in Boston parks and that while he's not ready to shut parks down, he's getting close to naming the parks in an attempt to shame people to knock it off. Read more.
The reports from other countries were that this was happening mostly to older people who had illnesses to begin with. But we are seeing in Boston that this is happening to younger people who don't really have any predisposing illnesses like cardiac disease or cancers.
At his daily press conference this morning, Gov. Baker urged people from away to stop coming here, but that if they do, to promptly put themselves away for at least 14 days - especially if they have symptoms. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that a number of restaurants that had focused on sit-down dining in the Before Times are simply shutting down rather than continuing the takeout and delivery service they started after they lost their dining rooms.
WBUR reports on Gov. Baker's decision to open the Newton Pavilion in the South End as a place to care for homeless people who need less intensive Covid-19-related medical care than what they'd get in the neighboring Boston Medical Center. Read more.
WBUR reports Shaw's and Stop & Shop acknowledges some of its workers have tested positive for Covid-19, including at the Hyde Park Shaw's. Stop & Shop says most of its positive employees are in its New York State stores.
A large group practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center informed its physicians today that it's ending its contribution to their retirement fund, which had been equivalent to roughly 10% of their salaries, on April 1. Read more.
Production line and finished product. Photos by M.S. Walker.
M.S. Walker has converted its liquor production facility in Readville to produce bottles of hand sanitizer, which it's distributing to firefighters, police and healthcare workers across the Northeast at no charge. Read more.