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Delta Variant Detected in Provincetown Cluster 

7/23/2021 Department of Public Health

Residents Urged to Get Vaccinated to Protect Themselves and their Families

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State public health officials confirm season’s first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample 

7/01/2021 Department of Public Health

Residents urged to use bug spray when outdoors

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Baker-Polito administration updates COVID-19 dashboard reporting for July 1 

6/30/2021 Department of Public Health

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State Officials Urge Public to Take Water Safety Precautions  

6/25/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR Continues to Hire Lifeguards for the Season; Announces Pay Increases for Lifeguards

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State public health officials award $8.2 million for addiction treatment housing  

6/17/2021 Department of Public Health

Program will assist adults, families, and youths in treatment and recovery by providing stable housing services to achieve self-sufficiency

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers summer safety guidance 

6/03/2021 Department of Public Health

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$800k awarded for two residential facilities for adolescent mental health/substance use treatment  

6/02/2021 Department of Public Health

New facilities will double the number of beds available for youth

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Executive Office of Health and Human Services Announces Departure of Commissioner of Public Health Monica Bharel 

5/27/2021 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Margret Cooke to Serve as Interim Public Health Commissioner

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Governor Baker Files Legislation to Extend Certain COVID-19 Emergency Measures​ 

5/25/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Enhance Public Safety, Strengthen Oversight at Division of Professional Licensure 

5/19/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Legislation would modernize DPL and transfer key health-related boards to DPH; bill includes reforms to create greater enforcement authority, limit public safety risks, combat human trafficking

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$630,000 awarded to support teens in recovery from substance use 

5/14/2021 Department of Public Health

Award will fund programs in Barnstable and Great Barrington

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State public health officials award $972,000 for substance use disorder programming at three high schools 

5/13/2021 Department of Public Health

Award will provide comprehensive year-round, after-school and out-of-school, services and supports for youths with substance use disorder

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Opioid-related overdose deaths rose by 5 percent in 2020 

5/12/2021 Department of Public Health

Massachusetts among the states with smallest increase; data highlight need for continued efforts on prevention, education, treatment, recovery

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