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Medway Schools receive grant to provide mental health wrap-around services – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Superintendent Armand Pires and Director of Wellness Ryan Sherman are pleased to share that MEDWAY — The Medway Public School District was recently awarded a grant by the Greater Milford Community Health Network (CHNA 6) to provide mental health wrap-around services to Medway students. The $50,400 grant will support the hiring of a wrap-around service […]

McGarry steps down after two months leading Brockton's coronavirus response - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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McGarry steps down after two months leading Brockton’s coronavirus response – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Brockton’s John McGarry, the retired head of the Elections Commission and a former city councilor, is stepping aside from his role as the executive health officer for the city of Brockton. McGarry, 67, who jumped into the position just as the coronavirus crisis started, cited personal health issues. BROCKTON – In mid-March, John McGarry jumped […]

Grocery workers talk about staying clean, healthy during COVID-19 pandemic - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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Grocery workers talk about staying clean, healthy during COVID-19 pandemic – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

What are local supermarkets and grocery stores doing to not only protect shoppers but their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic? Two local grocery store workers talk about how they’re staying safe at work and what shoppers can do to make their jobs easier. Lizzy Stocks says she’s grateful to have a brother who works in health care. For […]

8 coronavirus deaths at Brockton Health Center, nearly 50 potential cases - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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8 coronavirus deaths at Brockton Health Center, nearly 50 potential cases – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Brockton Health Center had its first positive case last week and eight residents have died in the past two weeks, said Executive Director Ken Ruthinoski. BROCKTON — Eight residents at the Brockton Health Center nursing home have died and nearly 50 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus or are awaiting results.  Executive Director Ken […]

Hazard pay coming to many Massachusetts health care workers - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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Hazard pay coming to many Massachusetts health care workers – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

The hazard pay for health care workers will kick in immediately, according to the union, and will last at least through May 30, and possibly longer. BOSTON — Thousands of state health care workers will be getting a raise after the union representing licensed nurses and caregivers working in Massachusetts state hospitals and group homes […]

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Newton column: Concern for mental health during coronavirus crisis – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Guest columns share an author’s personal perspective. Quite understandably, much of the current discourse surrounding the COVID-19 crisis pertains to the physical health implications of the virus. Yet amid the rise of quarantine restrictions and social distancing practices, severe gaps in mental health care and support systems also represent a substantial concern. Just the mere […]

Five dead at Brockton nursing home after coronavirus outbreak - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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Five dead at Brockton nursing home after coronavirus outbreak – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Five residents of Alliance Health at West Acres, a 130-bed nursing home in Brockton, died after contracting the coronavirus, according to the nonprofit company that operates the facility, located at 804 Pleasant St. BROCKTON – Five residents of the Alliance Health at West Acres nursing home in Brockton have died after contracting the coronavirus, according […]

State police, DA seeks public health in solving Brockton man's death - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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State police, DA seeks public health in solving Brockton man’s death – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 9:04 AM Apr 7, 2020 at 9:17 AM Police and the Norfolk County District Attorney are urging members of the public who know more about a mattress left on Route 24 on Sunday to come forward with information in connection to a fatal crash that took the life of a 32-year-old […]

Health center: 28 Brockton homeless, shelter staff test positive for coronavirus - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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Health center: 28 Brockton homeless, shelter staff test positive for coronavirus – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

A total of 28 homeless people, and now also shelter staff, tested positive for the coronavirus at the MainSpring House last week, with more than 100 people tested, according to the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center. BROCKTON – The amount of people at Brockton’s downtown homeless shelter who tested positive for the coronavirus continues to rise. […]

Dozen-plus Brockton-area health care workers contract coronavirus - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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Dozen-plus Brockton-area health care workers contract coronavirus – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Seven staff members at the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and six health care workers at Signature Healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday. BROCKTON — More than a dozen local health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus battle have tested positive for the disease. Seven staff members at the Brockton Neighborhood […]