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.
Lack of education may be the root of New Bedford’s COVID struggles
Both local and national talk radio, along with powerful national cable television shows, pump out a constant stream of conspiracy stories about the vaccines and masks.
New Bedford COVID testing clinics back on schedule after storms, holiday
COVID-19 testing clinics at New Bedford Regional Airport, former Fire Station 11 in the South End and PAACA on Coggeshall Street will resume their regular schedules, after recent shifts in dates and hours due to winter weather and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
The Light on radio: Jack Spillane on the Keith Hovan case, City Council inauguration
New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane talks with WBSM’s Jim Phillips about the latest hot topics in New Bedford, including Keith Hovan, city councilors riding limos to inauguration, the council presidency, the sheriff’s race, the state of Covid testing in New Bedford and more.
Brock Avenue test clinic canceled Friday; testing at airport back on schedule
Besides the airport, COVID testing will also be provided at Seven Hills at PAACA and the former fire station on Brock Avenue.
Omicron taking toll on New Bedford schools
All games and athletic practices through the week have been paused, following a rise in COVID-19 cases among several athletic teams. Officials will reevaluate the situation over the weekend to decide if athletic activity can resume.
State to make low-cost rapid tests available in cities and towns
Tests will cost from $5 to $26 and be available to cities and towns, counties, the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government, schools, early childhood centers, and other organizations.