Baker Reimposes Some Business and Gathering Restrictions As Pandemic Cases Surge In Mass.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is rolling back part of the state's reopening.

Today, the state reported another 3,627 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. The number of people hospitalized rose to 1,552. And the positive testing rate rose to 5.81%.

The Governor's move today will bring the state back to stage 1 of the third reopening phase. That's where we were in early October. While the move is far from a total shutdown, it means more restrictions starting Sunday.

Senior State House reporter Steve Brown joined WBUR's All Things Considered to talk about the changes.

This segment aired on December 8, 2020.

Lisa Mullins Host, All Things Considered
Lisa Mullins is the voice of WBUR’s All Things Considered. She anchors the program, conducts interviews and reports from the field.


Steve Brown Senior Reporter/Anchor
Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR's senior State House reporter.



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