Governor Charlie Baker calls partisan debate in Congress over a stimulus package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus appalling. He says that governors and mayors across the nation have put partisanship aside to deal with the challenges of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Baker says the partisan behavior of Congress is unacceptable and he's hopeful agreement on the massive relief package will soon be reached.
The latest coronavirus testing data shows great progress from just a week ago according to Governor Charlie Baker. Statewide, nine-thousand tests have now been done. The governor says that's up from six-thousand on Sunday.
The Massachusetts Legislature is working on a bill to address evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus crisis. Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, say it will provide a safety net for both renters and homeowners. They say the intent is to provide some relief from the economic impact of the unprecedented public health pandemic.
And, Governor Baker says the administration will file a measure to allow for restaurants to sell take out wine and beer. Under the provision which mimics a measure already operative in New Hampshire, the product would have to be in a sealed container.
Restaurants have been closed for dine in patrons.