Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"identified social gatherings without masks as their biggest challenge this summer"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The state has identified 33 communities where worrying trends in COVID-19 infection rates warrant targeted intervention efforts, and the state plans to offer those municipalities assistance with testing, contact tracing and public awareness campaigns, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday.

The effort is part of a new initiative to better inform residents about the spread of the coronavirus in their communities and the cities and towns where they work, shop or travel to on a regular basis so they can make informed decisions about precautions to limit infections.

“People need to step up and be aware of the level of spread in each community, especially in your own area, and be vigilant,” Baker said during a Tuesday press conference at the State House.

The administration said it will begin publishing weekly data showing town-by-town infections rates and assigning every community a color based on the level of infection and spread detected by testing."

 Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

For the newly issued (and to be updated regularly) State map showing the color scheme


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