Positive tests delay nursing home conversion to coronavirus care

POSITIVE TESTS DELAY NURSING HOME CONVERSION TO CORONAVIRUS CARE

Of the 98 residents set to be moved, 51 tested positive for the virus.

July bar exam postponed because of coronavirus pandemic

JULY BAR EXAM POSTPONED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The test required to practice law in Massachusetts has been delayed.

 
 
 
Feds moving forward with replacement of Cape Cod bridges

FEDS MOVING FORWARD WITH REPLACEMENT OF CAPE COD BRIDGES

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it must now design new bridges and determine how they'll be financed.

Department of Unemployment still waiting for feds to fully implement CARES Act, officials say

DEPARTMENT OF UNEMPLOYMENT STILL WAITING FOR FEDS TO FULLY IMPLEMENT CARES ACT, OFFICIALS SAY

Department officials said they are working "swiftly" to keep up with changes and unprecedented demand.

 
 
 
Baker administration, Patriots team up again for first responders

BAKER ADMINISTRATION, PATRIOTS TEAM UP AGAIN FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

A drive-thru testing site is scheduled to open Sunday with capacity to swab up to 200 police officers, firefighters and other first...

Researcher believes he has ID'd New England shipwreck

RESEARCHER BELIEVES HE HAS ID'D NEW ENGLAND SHIPWRECK

He believes the ship was built in 1754 in Massachusetts, which fits with historical documents and tree-ring dating.

 
 
 
New drive-up testing sites continue to open

NEW DRIVE-UP TESTING SITES CONTINUE TO OPEN

The site opened temporarily in Medford - a joint effort between Physician One Urgent Care and the city - opened Saturday at 8 a.m.

Granite Staters using 3D printers to make face shields for first responders

GRANITE STATERS USING 3D PRINTERS TO MAKE FACE SHIELDS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Some Granite Staters are turning to 3D printers to make personal protective gear to help keep first responders and health care workers...

 
 
 
This week in coronavirus news

THIS WEEK IN CORONAVIRUS NEWS

Here's a look back on the biggest coronavirus headlines in the last week.

Couple describes special introduction of newborn son to his grandparents

COUPLE DESCRIBES SPECIAL INTRODUCTION OF NEWBORN SON TO HIS GRANDPARENTS

The baby's grandfather and grandmother welcomed him into the world by holding up big signs on the sidewalk outside the hospital.

 
 
 
Restaurants allowed to sell beer, wine with takeout, delivery orders

RESTAURANTS ALLOWED TO SELL BEER, WINE WITH TAKEOUT, DELIVERY ORDERS

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law that will hopefully give Massachusetts restaurants the boost they need during the coronavirus...

People clap for local health care workers on front lines

PEOPLE CLAP FOR LOCAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS ON FRONT LINES

Organizers of the local ClapBecauseWeCare movement are hoping to keep people clapping every Friday night for those working during the...

 
 
 
Family mourns loss of 31-year-old man killed by coronavirus

FAMILY MOURNS LOSS OF 31-YEAR-OLD MAN KILLED BY CORONAVIRUS

The family of Riley Rumrill is speaking out, after he became one of the youngest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts.

National Guard members tests nursing home residents for coronavirus

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS TESTS NURSING HOME RESIDENTS FOR CORONAVIRUS

National Guard members arrived at a Littleton nursing home to test residents for COVID-19.

 
 
 
Number of coronavirus cases growing at local nursing homes

NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES GROWING AT LOCAL NURSING HOMES

Companies running the nursing homes say they are welcoming more COVID-19 testing, but staffers and family of residents want more answers.

5 For Good: 'Soupman' continues to help others during coronavirus crisis

5 FOR GOOD: 'SOUPMAN' CONTINUES TO HELP OTHERS DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Peter Kelleher had a major curveball thrown at him during the COVID-19 state of emergency, but he has found a new way to provide food...

 
 
 
Three deaths at Chelsea Soldiers' Home as COVID-19's toll grows

THREE DEATHS AT CHELSEA SOLDIERS' HOME AS COVID-19'S TOLL GROWS

Sources tell 5 Investigates a third resident of the state-run Chelsea Soldiers' Home has died, and more than 10 have tested positive...

Seen more bears in your neighborhood lately? Here's why

SEEN MORE BEARS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LATELY? HERE'S WHY

Rainbows and hearts and bears, oh my.

 
 
 
Report: Celtics legend Garnett heading to Hall of Fame with Kobe, Duncan

REPORT: CELTICS LEGEND GARNETT HEADING TO HALL OF FAME WITH KOBE, DUNCAN

Kevin Garnett, who won an NBA championship with Boston, will be part of a class with Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, who each won five...

Only on 5: Tufts teams train, convert unit for COVID-19 care

ONLY ON 5: TUFTS TEAMS TRAIN, CONVERT UNIT FOR COVID-19 CARE

Doctors and nurses at Tufts Medical Center are preparing for a flood of patients.

 
 
 



National coronavirus updates: Some states say they're missing what they need...

National coronavirus updates: Some states say they're missing what they need to combat the virus

As cases rise, testing has become crucial in tracking how many Americans have been infected, but officials in some states say they still don't have enough. Read more ...

Amid virus, California moved slowly on nursing student rules

Amid virus, California moved slowly on nursing student rules

Fearing an out-of-control coronavirus outbreak would overwhelm California's health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on March 4. Within a week... Read more ...

Trump pledges more money for small businesses to weather coronavirus storm

Trump pledges more money for small businesses to weather coronavirus storm

President Donald Trump is promising to pump more cash into a program aimed at keeping small businesses afloat through their coronavirus shutdowns. “I will immediately ask... Read more ...

Coronavirus patients mistakingly taken to USNS Comfort, report says

Coronavirus patients mistakingly taken to USNS Comfort, report says

Several patients infected with COVID-19 were mistakenly brought to the hospital ship USNS Comfort, according to a new report on Saturday, “Less than five” infected patients... Read more ...

Floyd Mayweather's daughter Iyanna arrested for allegedly STABBING love...

Floyd Mayweather's daughter Iyanna arrested for allegedly STABBING love rival over rapper YoungBoy - reports

Iyanna 'Yaya' Mayweather, daughter of boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr, is in police custody in Houston after stabbing a woman in an argument over rapper NBA YoungBoy, according... Read more ...

The biggest bad guy at this weekend's WrestleMania is coronavirus

The biggest bad guy at this weekend's WrestleMania is coronavirus

WWE spread the card for the first time in WrestleMania over Saturday and Sunday to make room for roughly 16 matches. Read more ...

Shop towels filter better than T-shirts for DIY coronavirus masks

Shop towels filter better than T-shirts for DIY coronavirus masks

After President Trump said Friday Americans can wear face masks - and experts now say they can help stop the coronavirus - people are going DIY, making their own face... Read more ...

Dubai goes on lockdown amid spike in coronavirus cases in UAE

Dubai goes on lockdown amid spike in coronavirus cases in UAE

The UAE's wealthiest emirate, Dubai, has announced a two-week-long lockdown, starting from 8pm on Saturday, in order to carry out large scale disinfection and stem the spread... Read more ...

Cuomo says more ventilators inbound from China, Oregon

Cuomo says more ventilators inbound from China, Oregon

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Chinese government is sending New York 1,000 ventilators and Oregon is shipping another 140 to help respond to the state's ballooning number of Covid-19... Read more ...

New York Gov. Cuomo says he expects the peak of the coronavirus outbreak to...

New York Gov. Cuomo says he expects the peak of the coronavirus outbreak to hit in the 'seven-day' range as cases skyrocket

New York Gov. Cuomo said he expects the peak of coronavirus cases in the state in the "seven-day" range, though he said the state isn't yet prepared for the pressure on the... Read more ...