CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE #15
Friday, April 24, 2020
I hope everyone is hanging in, especially with this dreary weather. I write with something fun: the next episode of Low Budget Beacon Hill! We're in a pandemic period for the long haul, so I hope this brings a little entertainment. In Episode 3, Rep. Maria Robinson and I went extra-low budget (I'm actually sitting on the floor the whole time) to shed some light on legislating in the time of coronavirus. Watch to the end for the most amusing parts.
We've received plenty of questions from constituents about how the Massachusetts State Government has continued operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. We answer lots of important questions, including:
- How are decisions made during a state of emergency?
- How does the legislature vote and operate while practicing social distancing?
- How does the COVID-19 response differ between the state and federal government?
- Did you remember to clean out your child's lunchbox?
In addition, my team and I held our third virtual office hours today, with a packed schedule and detailed conversations with constituents from across the district. We've also been hard at work on the 2020 Vote By Mail Act… more on that below.
Remember, there’s plenty for each of us to do to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe, like wearing a face covering when you go out in public. I’ve also donated blood and we’re participating in take-out Tuesday to help our local restaurants stay afloat! I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to … please join the social media conversation.
As always, my team and I are here for you. Call us at 617-722-1555 or email me directly at email@example.com and one of us will get back to you as quickly as we can. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates.
Wishing you and your families strength, health, and resilience.
Yours in service,
Senator Becca Rausch
YouTube Link "Low-Budget Beacon Hill Episode 3: Legislating in the Time of Coronavirus" =
The newsletter was shortened for publication here, To review the full set of contents https://mailchi.mp/7a8ac519649e/covid19-update-12318730?e=0c2c9810fe
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