Massachusetts Medical Society: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Articles

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Articles

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Coronavirus Testing, Transparency Ramp up, but Still Lag Recommended Levels

March 16, 2020 – Coronavirus screenings have ramped up in Massachusetts, but testing supplies are still at a premium. MMS Past President Dr. Alain Chaoui told the Globe his medical practice began drive-through testing last Friday, but is running low on swab kits.

Boston Herald

Boston Herald: Kids Should Have Virtual Playdates During Coronavirus School Closure

March 16, 2020 – Instead of get-togethers with friends, children should adhere to social distancing by having virtual playdates, MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh told the Boston Herald.

Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality

March 16, 2020 – Updated guidance on policies and procedures for restricting resident visitors in nursing homes and rest homes and personal protective equipment recommendation updates during the COVID-19 outbreak.


MassLive: Gov. Baker Mandates Health Insurance Cover Telehealth Services

March 16, 2020 – A new mandate directs insurers to cover medically necessary telehealth services to limit hospital visits by patients with acute illnesses during the coronavirus outbreak.


WBUR: With School Closures, a Scramble to Get Food to Students in Need

March 15, 2020 – Efforts are underway to help the 300,000 students in Massachusetts that rely on free and reduced-price lunch programs during coronavirus school closures.

Mass Governor Seal

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

March 15, 2020 – Baker-Polito Administration announces emergency three-week school closures, prohibition on gatherings of 25 of more, health care guidance and more.


WBUR: As Mass. Coronavirus Cases Top 100, State Asks To Expand Testing

March 13, 2020 – MMS president Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh stressed the need for COVID-19 testing that provides a result at the point of care in an interview with Morning Edition.

Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

March 13, 2020 – New guidance outlines changes in testing prioritization and procedures for persons with suspected COVID-19 through the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory.


MassHealth/Executive Office of Health and Human Services

March 13, 2020 – MassHealth/EOHHS provider bulletins and additional guidance in response to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

New England Journal of Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine Coronavirus Update (Podcast)

March 12, 2020 – Making decisions about testing and treatment for your patients (Dr. Eric Rubin and Dr. Lindsey Baden)

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