WBZ: New Travel Order Requires Quarantine Upon Entering Massachusetts, Includes $500 Fine

WBZ: New Travel Order Requires Quarantine Upon Entering Massachusetts, Includes $500 Fine. “Individuals who fail to comply with a new travel order in Massachusetts could be fined $500 per day, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. Visitors and in-state residents returning home must fill out a ‘Massachusetts Travel Form’ and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from an exempt, lower-risk state or can provide a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours.”

State Library of Massachusetts: Official Massachusetts COVID-19 Publications Archived at the State Library

State Library of Massachusetts: Official Massachusetts COVID-19 Publications Archived at the State Library. “Although the State Library’s physical location may be closed temporarily, we librarians have been hard at work these past few months on various projects to serve your information needs. One significant ongoing project has been to catalog and archive the Commonwealth’s official COVID-19 resources that are being published daily by state agencies.”

Boston Business Journal: Mass. launches new online site for workplace safety complaints

Boston Business Journal: Mass. launches new online site for workplace safety complaints. “Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday unveiled a new website for residents to report businesses not complying with the state’s health and safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The website instructs anyone wishing to file a report of non-compliance to contact their local Board of Health. They can also contact the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards with any issues.”

Study: Many Thousands More Mass. Residents Likely Contracted Coronavirus Than Official Count (WBUR)

WBUR: Study: Many Thousands More Mass. Residents Likely Contracted Coronavirus Than Official Count. “A significantly larger number of Massachusetts residents may have contracted the coronavirus than official state numbers show, according to a new model from British researchers at the Imperial College London. Released late last week, the public research university’s study finds it is likely that 13% of the state’s population has been infected with the virus.”

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware are forming a regional consortium to reduce competition when purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).”

Database: Coronavirus cases by nursing home (Boston Globe)

Boston Globe: Database: Coronavirus cases by nursing home. “The state on Monday released a list of coronavirus cases by nursing homes, rest homes, and skilled nursing facilities with at least two cases to date (staff and residents). Data for assisted living residences are not currently being provided by the state.”

Boston Globe: Essex Heritage launches online database for outdoor and cultural resources

Boston Globe: Essex Heritage launches online database for outdoor and cultural resources. “Imagine browsing through the history of the Salem Witch Trials , the Whittier Home in Amesbury where American Quaker poet and abolitionist John Whittier wrote much of his work, and the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport all from the comfort of your home, These and other historical and cultural sites are featured in a new website crafted by the Essex National Heritage Commission in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shuttered these sites and cultural resources across Massachusetts and the country.”

Warren to feds: Why did you take Massachusetts’ medical supplies? (Boston Globe)

Boston Globe: Warren to feds: Why did you take Massachusetts’ medical supplies?. “Senator Elizabeth Warren is pressing federal officials for answers on why they seized at least two of Massachusetts’ recent orders for protective equipment, charging that it appears they are still interfering with states’ efforts to track down medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

MA Coronavirus: Companies Can Donate, Sell Protective Gear Online (Patch)

Patch: MA Coronavirus: Companies Can Donate, Sell Protective Gear Online. “State officials have launched a new website allowing companies to donate or sell masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment to hospitals battling the new coronavirus. Gov. Charlie Baker announced the launch of the state’s ‘COVID-19 PPE Procurement and Donation Program.’ The site went live Sunday.” The site also has volunteering opportunities.

NBC Boston: New List Shows Restaurants Still Open in Mass. Amid Coronavirus

NBC Boston: New List Shows Restaurants Still Open in Mass. Amid Coronavirus. “The Massachusetts Restaurant Association has launched a new centralized database of eateries offering takeout and delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic. CarryOutMA will tell the public about restaurants in the Bay State offering carryout, curbside and delivery. Businesses can click here to add their listings.”

State Library of Massachusetts: The Legislative Paper Processing Project at State Library

State Library of Massachusetts: The Legislative Paper Processing Project at State Library. “For each collection, [the] work includes biographical research on the legislator; an initial survey of the unprocessed papers; writing a processing plan, including deciding on series and arrangement; sorting the papers; re-housing materials when necessary; writing a finding aid; creating a record for our online catalog; and depositing the finding aid in our digital repository, DSpace. They will also write a blog post for each completed collection.”

Canton Daily Ledger: Vasa National Archives digitizes Lodge Records

Canton Daily Ledger: Vasa National Archives digitizes Lodge Records. “The Vasa Order of America National Archives in Bishop Hill is pleased to announce over 74,000 pages of Swedish-American lodge records are now available online… These records document the largest and oldest Swedish-American fraternal organization and some of it’s predecessor organizations. The records come from lodges located in Connecticut and Massachusetts and are dated from the 1880s-1990s.”

Herald News: Tool in development to plug rental information gap

Herald News: Tool in development to plug rental information gap. “State officials and nonprofit housing organizations plan to develop a second-in-the-nation online tool over the coming year to make every affordable rental unit listing available on a single platform. Plans call for the Housing Navigator Massachusetts tool to list the state’s entire inventory of affordable rentals, current openings and lotteries under one umbrella. It would give property managers a simple way to manage their listings online.”

Boston Globe: A digital family tree grows in Boston

Boston Globe: A digital family tree grows in Boston. “A massive genealogical project to digitize records from parishes in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will expand its scope to the early 20th century, chronicling the lives of 10 million additional immigrants who maintained close ties to their ethnic communities amid the thrusts of assimilation.”

State Library of Massachusetts: Bird’s-Eye View Maps Are Now Online!

State Library of Massachusetts: Bird’s-Eye View Maps Are Now Online!. “The State Library has a large collection of bird’s-eye view maps that were digitized and are now available online! These maps illustrate with great detail aerial views of cities and towns in Massachusetts–much like what you can imagine a bird would see flying overhead!–with a few maps from other areas outside of Massachusetts. The online collection includes 120 maps so far, with many more to be added in the near future. Most maps date from the late 1800s up to the early 1900s.”