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Access COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Card with “My Vax Records”

Go to the Baker-Polito Administration’s press release for more information.

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Resources for Cities and Towns Responding to Omicron

COVID cases are surging, largely due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Fortunately, there are steps we can take immediately to keep people safe and out of the hospital. Throughout the winter of 2022, MAPC will share resources and expert information to assist municipal officials in responding to this new wave of infections.

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Proof-of-vaccination requirement offers critical public health, economic benefits

This comic by Lillian Lee encouraging vaccination is one of many free public health messaging artworks commissioned by MAPC and free to use. Learn more: www.mapc.org/covid19-art. Proof-of-vaccination requirement offers critical public health, economic benefits Last month, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced that patrons and employees of restaurants, gyms, and other indoor entertainment venues in Boston […]

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COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits Available to Municipalities

The Baker-Polito administration announced on Wednesday, December 29 that new contracts with COVID-19 at-home test manufacturers will allow municipalities and other eligible entities to order rapid test kits at state-negotiated prices. Eligible entities include: Cities, towns, districts, counties, and other political subdivisions Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, including all departments and elected offices therein Independent […]

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Statement: State should follow Boston’s lead on indoor vaccine requirements

Today, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu took an important step forward to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. By requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and other public venues, Mayor Wu brings Boston in line with other major American cities like New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.

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Action Alert: Support Local and Regional Public Health in the ARPA Spending Bill

This fall, the Massachusetts House and Senate have been hard at work designing an American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) spending bill that will advance the Commonwealth’s pandemic recovery. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill contain critical provisions that will improve the resilience of our local and regional public health infrastructure with significant […]

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MAPC Releases Statement on Municipal Public Health in ARPA Spending Bills

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement on the Legislature’s pending ARPA bills related to municipal public health funding and policy reform.

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The Future of Work: Data and Policies to Shape Greater Boston’s Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on Greater Boston’s economy, workers, travel patterns, and more. At a virtual State House briefing on Tuesday, May 12, staff from MAPC presented research on the “Future of Work” in the region—including data and research on wage polarization, unequal opportunity, industry shifts, and travel behavior—and how […]

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May Data Viz: Defining Entitlement

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. May’s visualization displays the distribution of American Rescue Plan funds across the state. We explored if determinations from the older federal formula match current community needs. […]

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March Data Viz: The Online Municipal Meeting Pivot

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. March’s visualization highlights reflections on virtual zoning and planning board meetings across the state: what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what lessons we can take from one […]

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