Massachusetts Now Has 63 Cities And Towns Labeled As 'High Risk' For The Coronavirus

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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Oct. 15. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • There are now 63 cities and towns designated as high risk for the coronavirus in Massachusetts. That's 23 more municipalities than were on the list last week. This comes as the seven-day average positive coronavirus test rate in Massachusetts is at its highest point since August, at 1.3%. Somerville is one of the cities on the list, despite reopening more slowly than the rest of the state. We speak with Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.
  • The Massachusetts statewide eviction moratorium expires on Saturday, and activists are warning the state could be headed for a wave of evictions and foreclosures. We take listener calls, and talk about possible solutions and the resources available for landlords and tenants with Massachusetts State Rep. Mike Connolly and Stefanie Coxe, Executive Director of the Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts.
  • Life and work during the pandemic is markedly different. For many, Zoom is how you meet, including kids in school. And family time? Outside and six feet apart, or another FaceTime call with grandma. We talk about it with Harvard Business School's Debora Spar, who argues that many of these changes will remain, even after a vaccine.

This program aired on October 15, 2020.


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