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By adamg - 5/11/20 - 4:07 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/11/20

Mayor Walsh said today that city transportation planners have started looking at expanding sidewalks out into the street, at least temporarily, to give restaurants and other businesses more room to conduct business as the weather gets nicer and they're still constrained by Covid-19 social-distancing requirements. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 4:44 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/6/20

Mayor Walsh said today the city is working with local health centers and hospitals to more than double the number of active-infection Covid-19 tests done each day in Boston, and is working on a long-term plan where residents can begin to get antibody tests at primary-care centers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 10:36 am

Marty Walsh shows how to make a mask out of an old T-shirt. Walsh also says he hopes Boston gets to the point where it can distribute free masks to residents.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 12:59 pm

Mayor Walsh is fed up, if not yet fed up enough to make public face covering mandatory: "If you're a millennial and you don't want to wear a mask because it doesn't look cool, well I don't really care about that." Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 2:26 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/27/20

Mayor Walsh today recounted a story about a 70-year-old South End resident who was hospitalized with Covid-19 last week. He asked his doctor and a social worker if he could somehow marry his long-term partner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 4:25 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/22/20

Mayor Walsh said today he is "hopeful" the Boston Marathon can still be run on its rescheduled date of Sept. 14, but acknowledged that a marathon planned for later that month in Berlin was canceled yesterday because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 3:04 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that Wednesday - the annual One Boston Day commemoration of the 2013 Marathon bombings - will see a series of online events to help Bostonians come together virtually, since they can't do it physically. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 3:04 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that the 1,000-bed field hospital set up in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has been named the Boston Hope Medical Center and could open to patients tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 2:24 pm

Mayor Walsh today released his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 - a $3.65 billion operating budget that is 4.4% higher than the current year's budget - and a separate, four-year, $3-billion infrastructure budget. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/20 - 1:44 pm

Mayor Walsh said today city officials have been working with local hospitals on a plan on how to temporarily store bodies when people start dying in greater numbers from Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 3:40 pm
Boston coronavirus numbers

Boston coronavirus numbers as of 4/5.

Mayor Walsh today announced a voluntary curfew after 9 p.m. and said everybody who goes outside should wear a mask, but that people who are particularly at risk - with diabetes, asthma and heart conditions or being over 65 - shouldn't go outside at all for the next few weeks, except for medical visits or trips to the store for essentials. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 2:44 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that work has started at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to create an area that can house up to 1,000 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 but who do not need more intensive hospital care. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 4:42 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 3-30-20

Mayor Walsh announced today that the city has suspended collection of property taxes through June to try to help homeowners through the current Covid-19 crisis. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 4:21 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that while he continues to want to keep parks open, he's instructed Parks workers to remove all street-hockey and tennis nets to encourage people to social distance, after a nice weekend during which many people didn't. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:20 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that after seeing reports on 311 about people continuing to play sports in city parks, workers have begun applying zip ties to basketball hoops in an attempt to dissuade players. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 2:35 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 3/27/20

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.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 5:36 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced changes in Boston parking enforcement during Covid-19 times: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 1:36 pm

Mayor Walsh said today that officials have begun looking at how to use the South Boston convention center as a place to set up treatment stations and beds for Covid-19 patients, similar to the way New York City has been transforming its Javits convention center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 2:05 pm

Mayor Walsh announced the death this afternoon; did not provide further details. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 4:41 pm

With hospitals running short of "personal protective equipment" for their medical staffs, Mayor Walsh today called on companies that do construction, asbestos removal and similar tasks donate the masks and respirators they might have on hand to hospitals, now that they are banned from doing any work in Boston, anyway. Read more.

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