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Baker details plan to reopen Massachusetts
The highly anticipated road map, which Baker laid out Monday, outlines four phases of re-opening, each lasting for at least three weeks. (Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Pool, Video: Handout)
This is what it’s like to get tested for COVID-19
Somerville offered all residents free testing, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms of COVID-19. So I took them up on the offer. (Video by Steve Annear and Shelby Lum|Globe Staff)
An hour on the COVID ICU overnight shift
Bianca Dintino's overnight shift as the COVID ICU charge nurse is a steady stream of patient alarms and PPE quick changes at Tufts Medical Center May 4. (Video by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

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Three Mass. nursing homes get termination notice, may be forced to close

Three Massachusetts private nursing homes were issued initial termination notices from MassHealth on Monday for failing to meet expectations during the coronavirus pandemic and for having historic records of poor performance, officials said. 1 hour ago

Here’s what opened in Phase 3 — and could potentially be at stake if Mass. reopening is rolled back

Here are some highlights of what the move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 involved — and what would be at stake in a rollback.

Framingham added to ‘Stop the Spread,’ will get free COVID-19 testing site

The Baker administration said Monday it would open a seventeenth free testing site in Framingham as part of its “Stop the Spread” campaign to make testing more readily available to people with or without COVID-19 symptoms in communities with concerning infection trends.

The next Boston neighborhood to get a pop-up COVID testing site: South Boston

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic residents can get tested at no charge, though city officials encouraged pre-registration.

Mass. reports 165 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 10 new deaths

The new numbers follow a weekend in which the state reported increased daily case counts, as testing has remained relatively flat, leading some experts to urge a rollback of the state’s reopening.

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, experts urge rollback of reopening in Mass.

Daily counts of new COVID-19 cases continued to tick upward in Massachusetts over the weekend, approaching what some experts see as the threshold for rolling back the state’s reopening.

Will anything change for the low-wage essential workers once hailed as heroes?

Even as the pandemic continues to rage, many temporary wage increases have come to an end. The lawn signs hailing front-line workers are fading; the thank-yous have dwindled. So what happens now?


How Rhode Island’s real estate market is handling the coronavirus

Some of the state’s best-known property sellers say things have bounced back this summer. So are we in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?