Total COVID-19 cases
|Cases confirmed, 1,098,848|
|Deaths, 58,871||United States|
|Cases confirmed, 277,828|
|Cases confirmed, 10,402|
|Deaths, 192||Essex County|
|Cases confirmed, 1,238|
Sources: Johns Hopkins University COVID 19 Tracking Dashboard and Mass. Department of Public Health
Coronavirus latest news
Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic.
With 37 cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed in Gloucester and one virus-related death in Rockport, some residents are calling for the closure of bridges to Cape Ann.
BOSTON — The state is ramping up efforts to track down people who may be at risk for contracting COVID-19 because they came into contact with an infected person.
SALEM — The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday ordered judges to consider the risks of jail inmates contracting coronavirus in making bail decisions and in allowing lawyers to re-argue bail in low-level drug cases and non-violent offenses.
During hard times caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus, parishes across Cape Ann will be receiving support from the Archdiocese of Boston to continue their mission.
BOSTON — Restaurants will be allowed to sell take-out beer and wine, residents won't have municipal services shut off for not being able to pay bills, and communities will be allowed to postpone town meetings under a relief package approved late Thursday by lawmakers in response to the COVID…
BOSTON — Unemployment benefits could soon become available to thousands more Massachusetts residents now that the federal government has outlined for states how expanded eligibility works under the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of 3.5%.
ALBANY — The National Rifle Association has initiated a legal challenge to New York's decision to close gun stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How have you spent your time in self-quarantine? Caught up on some reading? Picked up a new hobby? Spent more time with your family and pets?
Even something as mundane as grocery shopping has drastically changed by the spread of the novel coronavirus and uptick in confirmed cases across the nation, as stores move to protect staff and customers.
As schools statewide have closed their doors until May 4 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gloucester Public Schools staff are working to assist families with children that have special needs.
MANCHESTER — With the final designs for Essex Elementary's Eagles Nest playground due next week, members of the Manchester Essex Regional School Committee are reconsidering if it's viable to continue the project during the coronavirus pandemic.
Within days, Vicktery Zimmerman had figured out how to connect with friends and family even as she and her husband shelter in place at their Chicago home.
MANCHESTER — While schools in town are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, School Resource Officer Andrea Locke will be touching base with town elementary schoolchildren in new way.
BOSTON — Usually when all eyes in Massachusetts are on the skies to see the New England Patriots plane touch down it's because it's carrying another Lombardi Trophy back from the Super Bowl.
BOSTON — Thousands more Massachusetts workers joined the unemployment ranks in the past week, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to shut down wide swaths of the economy.
The YMCA of the North Shore's locations, including the Cape Ann YMCA, may not be open for its members to workout, but the nonprofit is doing some heavy lifting.
The novel coronavirus is forcing a transformation of how hospitals operate, as they try to respond to growing numbers of patients and heightened safety concerns in the midst of a global pandemic.
BOSTON — Marijuana advocates are asking the state to reopen recreational pot shops, arguing that prolonged closures will decimate the new industry and are unfair.
BOSTON — Police, firefighters, nurses and other first responders shouldn’t have to dip into their work benefits if they get COVID-19 or come into contact with the coronavirus, according to some lawmakers who want more protections for those on the front lines of the pandemic.
Even though the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s venues have closed, along with the cancellations and postponements of many of its programs, the art is very much alive with new initiatives.
BOSTON — After the Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case brought by criminal defense lawyers seeking the release or parole of inmates at high risk of COVID-19 infection, Gov. Charlie Baker said he opposed efforts to reduce the prison population solely because of fe…
BOSTON — The roughly $1 billion Massachusetts is set to receive in federal public transit emergency aid will be a "lifeline" to keep agencies rattled by the coronavirus pandemic afloat during uncertain months, advocates say.
For weeks now, America's oldest commercial fishing harbor been a still life, perhaps not unlike what Samuel de Champlain experienced when he first sailed through in 1606.
BOSTON — State education officials aren't planning to extend the school year into the summer months to make up days lost to the COVID-19 outbreak, but they won't stop districts from going longer.
If property owners aren't able to pay their real estate tax bills by May 1, the city of Gloucester will be charging them up to 14% interest for each day it is unpaid.
The $300 million direct assistance to the U.S. seafood industry to mitigate the economic impact of the novel coronavirus is expected to be just the first of a string of federal relief measures enacted in the coming months, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton said Tuesday.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is extending a shutdown of non-essential businesses and a stay-at-home advisory until May 4, as the state braces for an expected surge in COVID-19 cases.
A pan roast is meat or vegetables that you sear briefly on top of the stove before putting the same pan in the oven to cook the food more gently until it is done.
ESSEX — Essex police Chief Paul Francis has instructed his officers to treat all calls as if the people on scene are infected with coronavirus.
Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Marty Prudenti, whose nights are usually spent working backstage at New York City’s Lincoln Center, was in his Long Island backyard grilling burgers for his twins.
BOSTON (AP) — The superintendent of a Massachusetts veterans' home has been placed on administrative leave after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus and another five whose results are pending.
LAWRENCE — Face masks for health care workers will now be produced at Lawrence’s New Balance factory as the footwear maker shifts to making protective equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.
BOSTON — Two months before thousands of Democrats were due to gather in Lowell for an election-year nominating convention, the head of the state Democratic Party said Monday night he would move to cancel the convention out of fear of contributing to the spread of coronavirus.
First Masses were downsized, the Catholic churches and schools closed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, church staffers are being laid off or seeing their pay cut.
As people are asked to keep a safe distance away from one another to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, one thing continues to bring the Gloucester community together: food.
Specific eligibility criteria and distribution details for the $300 million in federal assistance to the U.S. seafood industry probably won't be available for at least another two weeks, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken estimated on Monday.
Over the past several weeks as the novel coronavirus has spread around the globe, there has been a lot of conflicting and, at times, inaccurate information swirling in news coverage and in public discussion of the outbreak, and consequently how seriously we should regard it. This has led to a lot of different opinions about the virus. Where do you stand?
This Week's Circulars
- Warden of Gloucester watersheds dead at 97
- COVID-19 fells Rockport architect, artist
- Despite virus, property taxes due May 1
- Fish, friends, and family: Brothers' popup seafood sale aids boats, workers
- Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge
- Public schools won't be required to extend year
- Super sanitation key in COVID-19 fight for Cape Ann first responders
- Local parishes cut staff as virus hits
- Woman working on coronavirus diagnostic tool
- Restaurant chain to up Gloucester fish orders