During this pandemic, WBSM is providing you with all of the latest news, information, commentary and community stories surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Massachusetts to Lift All COVID-19 Industry Restrictions May 29
Massachusetts is ending all remaining COVID-19 industry restrictions effective May 29, completing the state's reopening plan in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Chris McCarthy Returns to Share Details of His COVID-19 Battle
LISTEN: Chris McCarthy returned to the WBSM airwaves on The Barry Richard Show to share the horrific details of his battle with COVID-19 – which he almost lost.
Massachusetts to Close Four Vax Sites for More Focused Approach
Massachusetts plans on closing four of its seven mass vaccination sites by the end of June in favor of a more targeted approach.
Southcoast Health Offering Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccinations
Southcoast Health is offering walk-up vaccinations to anyone who wants them at clinics in Fall River and Dartmouth today through May 6, with more planned.
New Bedford Police Sgt. Mike Cassidy Dies After COVID-19 Battle
A longtime and highly-decorated member of the New Bedford Police Department has passed away after a courageous battle with COVID-19. Sgt. Mike Cassidy was 52.
Massachusetts Easing Mask Mandate, More Businesses Reopening
Massachusetts will see an ease on the outdoor mask requirements starting this Friday, and more businesses beginning to reopen beginning May 10.
Massachusetts to Resume Getting Shipments of J&J Vaccine
Massachusetts is getting about 4,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.
Experts, Advocates Suggest Outdoor Mask Mandates Be Lifted
A conservative group is calling on Massachusetts' governor to lift the state’s outdoor mask-wearing mandate.
Massachusetts Residents 16 and Older Now Eligible for Vaccine
Nearly two million Massachusetts residents are newly eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
New Bedford Waterfront Vaccination Site to Hold More Clinics
The vaccination site on New Bedford’s waterfront will host a series of clinics this week for anyone who is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.