Omicron and its sub-variants spread faster and infect more people. And while omicron may present milder cases for the young and middle-aged, that’s not the case for elderly residents and those with chronic health conditions, experts say.
Free bowling and Buttonwood Zoo admission at some New Bedford vaccine clinics
The city’s vaccination level is still below 60%, and daily case numbers have risen in April.
New Bedford’s schedule for free COVID tests from April 17 to May 5
Project Beacon will be open for its normal hours on Easter Sunday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Bedford Regional Airport.
State health officials report ‘overcount’ of Mass. COVID deaths
The Baker administration will begin using a new public health surveillance definition next week, narrowing the time between a confirmed diagnosis and a death required for the fatality to be attributed to COVID-19.
New Bedford walk-up and by-appointment testing clinics set for February vacation week
For rapid tests, the federal government is offering free at-home test kits online, at COVIDtests.gov. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests.
New Bedford High School students navigate the stresses of COVID-19
“There’s a huge majority of students who are doing fine. … But we have seen an increase in anxiety and depression which are consistent with national trends.” — Kathleen Mackenzie, supervisor of clinical and behavioral services at New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford to end its mandatory mask policy in city buildings
The New Bedford Health Department is continuing with other pandemic response efforts, including the promotion of COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, which have proved effective in preventing severe illnesses.
New Bedford Half Marathon, folk fest, Feast and other events prepping for return
“We’re excited about the possibility of the return of outdoor events, as we continue to observe sensible public health precautions,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “The city’s traditional events help create a sense of community and connectedness, which are more important than ever right now.”
Free vaccine clinics set at locations around New Bedford
Vaccination is critically important during the winter months, when indoor gatherings can lead to super-spreader events, clusters, hospitalizations, and severe illness among people who are unvaccinated.
New Bedford’s COVID-19 testing program back on schedule
NEW BEDFORD — Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, part of the state’s Stop the Spread program, is scheduled for its regular dates next week — […]