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The Massachusetts National Guard has in the last year-plus been pressed into duty to help keep the peace at large rallies, to provide security outside the U.S. Capitol Building, to step in during a shortage of school bus drivers and now to help with COVID-19 testing at schools and to be ready in the event of a Department of Correction staffing shortage.

BOSTON — Students attending public schools will be required to wear masks until Nov. 1, regardless of their vaccination status.

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Masks will remain required in Massachusetts public schools until at least Nov. 1, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in…

BOSTON — The state and local governments are requiring COVID-19 vaccines for workers as they try to tamp down a resurgence of the virus.

ATLANTA — Georgia is approaching nearly 50% of its residents having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, though it is still among the top 10 states with the lowest vaccination rates.  

BOSTON — The state will give away $1 million to a fully vaccinated adult this week in the first drawing of VaxMillions, a game that aims to pe…

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BOSTON — Lawmakers and medical groups are pushing for tighter vaccination rules amid concerns that the state is behind in protecting children …