Coronavirus Email Updates
This page contains the updates Senator Rausch and her team sent to constituents about COVID-19 and the state government response during the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Summary of the Massachusetts State Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Policing reform and qualified immunity speech; Roe Act; Supplemental budget passes; Juneteenth is a holiday; Vote by Mail is law; protect yourself from EEE; MA is now in Phase 3 of reopening
Vote-by mail and healthcare access legislation passes the Senate; Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases fall reopening guidance for schools; license renewals at the RMV; EEE advisory in Massachusetts; town elections reminder
MA moves to stage two of the reopening process; racial disparities in maternal health bill gets favorable committee report; MBTA fiscal management control legislation; how to donate to anti-racist organizations and talk to your family about racism
Black lives matter; resources on how to donate and talk to your family about anti-Black racism; Community Immunity Act update
My experience voting by mail in the Needham town election; Memorial Day in the district; food security and fraud protection resources; AAPI Heritage Month book suggestions
Ways my office can support you and your family; COVID-19 transmission risks with reopening activity; submitting workplace complaints and commentary to the reopening board
Massachusetts' four-phase reopening proposal; vote-by-mail hearing; COVID-19 data collection bill passes Senate; Health Connector special enrollment deadline; resources for health and wellness at home
Voting by mail in your local town election; face mask order goes into effect; town meeting changes; MA joins regional consortium for PPE purchasing; virtual office hours
Please wear a face mask; do not delay necessary medical care; COVID-19 disproportionate impact on vulnerable communities; and town elections update
Stay-at-home advisory extended; warning against community tracing scammers; district food resources; Low Budget Beacon Hill; virtual office hours
Low Budget Beacon Hill Episode 3: Legislating in the Time of Coronavirus; emergency financial assistance to homeowners, renters, and students; high speed WiFi for communities in need; Stronger Together Attleboro
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance expansion; extension of school and daycare closures through June; moratorium on evictions and certain foreclosure signed into law
Release of town-level COVID-19 data; additional resources for healthcare workers; ballot signature requirements lowered by the Supreme Judicial Court; 2020 Vote By Mail Act media roundup
Senator Rausch files comprehensive vote by mail legislation for the 2020 statewide elections to protect ballot access even during social distancing; MA joins multi-state economic task force; MCAS cancelled for current school year
Update on Senate legislative action on eviction and foreclosure moratoriums; unemployment benefits and resources; expansion of the medical workforce; social distancing guidelines for grocery stores; Health Connector open enrollment extended
CDC recommendations on cloth masks; local government response to COVID-19; domestic violence resources; rescheduled dates for local elections; virtual office hours
Municipalities bill supporting local governments and struggling families lands on Governor's desk; FY 2021 Revenue; unemployment resources; out-of-hospital births; 2020 census; virtual office hours
Federal stimulus package details (CARES Act); how to donate PPE, volunteer, and provide goods for statewide COVID-19 response efforts; virtual office hours; local media coverage
Travel advisory; tax deadline extension; extended school closures; legislative updates; new resource pages on my website; blood donations; virtual State House tours!
Governor announces stay-at-home advisory after legislative pressure; text alerts; unemployment, mental health, and domestic and intimate partner violence resources
Resources for small businesses, families, and people experiencing unemployment; legislation on municipal elections; increased testing capacity in Massachusetts
Increased COVID-19 testing capacity in MA; legislative update; emergency legislation passing through the Municipalities and Regional Government Committee; local food pantry list
Actions taken by Senator Rausch and her team, the state government as a whole; actions you can take to be part of the solution; tips for parents and caregivers of younger children
Pandemic declared; Becca Bunch goes remote; COVID-19 symptoms; $15M COVID-19 fund established; action items and practical suggestions; Sen. Rausch urges Gov. Baker to close the schools
COVID-19 is here; don't panic, take precautions; how to protect yourself and slow the spread; unnecessary actions; actions to support the community; resources for talking to your children about COVID-19