During this pandemic, WBSM is providing you with all of the latest news, information, commentary and community stories surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Baker's Decision on Massachusetts School Mask Mandates
Under pressure from the Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a decision concerning mask mandates for the new school year.
New Bedford Tests as White House Warns of Significant COVID Wave
The Biden Administration warns of the potential for a significant wave of COVID deaths this fall and winter. Meanwhile, New Bedford keeps on testing for COVID.
City of New Bedford Suspends Vaccination and Testing Requirement
The City of New Bedford is no longer requiring municipal employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID testing.
Get the Facts Then Get the Vax [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
For New Bedford Health Director Damon Chaplin, reducing the number of COVID case is all about getting more people vaccinated.
How SouthCoast Schools Are Dealing With Major COVID-Related Staff Shortages
SouthCoast schools have always been prepared for teachers calling in sick, but they have never had as many teachers out sick as they had this week.
Fairhaven Public Schools Utilizing Sheriff’s K-9 Units to Sniff Out COVID
Since before Christmas, K-9s have been visiting Fairhaven Public Schools to help sniff out COVID-19.
New Bedford Faith Leaders on the Pandemic [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Rev. David Lima and Rabbi Raphael Kanter say people on the SouthCoast are simply tired of the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks, and the uncertainty of it all.
New Bedford Door-to-Door Vaccination Effort Slowly Making Impact
Pam Cole of New Bedford's Vaccination Connect Network said about five in 10 people weren't responsive to the idea of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.