Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Senate President Spilka: State Budget, Childcare, the American Rescue Plan & more!

Updates from Beacon Hill & MetroWest
Looking Forward to Fall
Thanks to your advocacy and the collective work of the Legislature, Massachusetts has continued to respond to the COVID pandemic and accomplished major victories on climate change, economic development, transportation infrastructure, relief for essential workers, expanded voting access and most recently, passed a balanced state budget
As we approach the fall and the new school year, we must continue to use every tool at our disposal to keep residents safe from the coronavirus. Public health experts have noted that the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, and breakthrough infections are occurring even among vaccinated individuals.

In addition to getting vaccinated, the CDC recommends wearing a mask if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease. If someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.

I have called on the Baker Administration to require masks in schools this fall, and I will continue to do so. Our children deserve to learn, grow and thrive in a safe and healthy environment.

As always, my office is available if you need assistance. You can email me at karen.spilka@masenate.gov or call 617-722-1500. Hope you enjoy the final month of summer!

Warm regards,

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