Governor Charlie Baker issued an executive order today that extends the essential services emergency order from May 4 to May 18, while the House of Representatives is making plans to commence formal session voting.
Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency child care programs until June 29, 2020 in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. The order does not apply to residential special education schools.
BOSTON (4/14/20) – Representative Ken Gordon supported legislation passed by the House of Representatives that provides MCAS testing and budgetary flexibility to school districts and supports those experiencing homelessness in the Commonwealth. The bill was later passed by the Senate and signed into law by the Governor on Friday, April 11.
The state’s Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) made three important announcements on Thursday regarding unemployment compensation programs established under the federal government’s CARES act, according to updates from Representative Ken Gordon (D- Bedford).
Representative Gordon wrapped up another busy week on Friday, April 3 and provided the following updates to constituents as the COVID-19 emergency continues. The total number of positive cases climbed to 10,402 today with 1,436 new cases reported. An additional 38 people perished from the virus brought the toll to 192. In total, 62,962 tests have been conducted in Massachusetts.