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Pricing Transparency Provisions of An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First (“Patients First”) 

3/11/2022 Department of Public Health

Learn more about provisions in “Patients First” – a new law which requires your health care provider to give you more information about charges for hospital stays, medical procedures, health care services, or referrals.


Omicron variant detected in Massachusetts 

12/04/2021 Department of Public Health

Residents urged to get COVID-19 vaccine, booster


Get Back Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Project 

5/03/2021 Department of Public Health

Get counted against COVID. Get tested for free at home. Get $10.


December 2020 Holiday Guidance 

12/15/2020 Department of Public Health

Massachusetts residents are advised to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during holiday activities by following these steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 and prevent deaths.


Halloween During COVID-19 

10/07/2020 Department of Public Health


State Officials Announce Plans to Conduct Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes in Sections of Southeastern Massachusetts 

8/08/2020 Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Spraying is expected to begin on Monday, August 10, and continue over several evenings.

Press Release

AG Healey, Baker-Polito Administration Reach Agreement With Holtec Over Sale of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant 

6/17/2020 Office of the Attorney General

Agreement Addresses Environmental, Public Safety and Financial Concerns


State Health Officials Announce Launch of 2-1-1 to Provide COVID-19 Information and Referrals 24/7 

3/13/2020 Department of Public Health

Two private national labs approved to conduct testing in Massachusetts; State receives initial shipments of personal protective equipment from Strategic National Stockpile; Guidance issued to elementary and secondary schools