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Friday, August 07, 2020

麻州第三階段第二期重新開放無限期推遲 群聚人數由100減至50

            (Boston Orange綜合報導)麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)(7)日宣佈,第三期第二階段的重新開放,將無期限的推遲,群聚人數限制緊縮至50人,17個社區的免費檢測延長到912日,以遏制又升高了的新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)疫情。
            下週開始,州政府將每週公佈個別市鎮的COVID-19疫情數據,以期民眾更清楚新型冠狀病毒在社區層次的擴散情況。
             新規定包括從811(週二)開始,戶外群聚人數限制將從100人降至50人,戶內群聚人數限制仍為25人。這人數限制將適用於所有形式的聚會,無論是在公家場地或私人物業中,都須遵守。聚會有10人以上來自不同家庭,就必須戴口罩。
             餐館營業規定也更新了,只有堂食用餐才能售酒。州政府還將採取措施確保關閉偽裝成餐廳的酒吧。
             包括州及地方的執法人員,公安人員,將有權執行前述命令,違反這些規定的活動主持人將被罰款,或勒令終止營業。
             州政府將宣佈跨機構的COVID執法及干預小組,負責在全州和地方上的執法人員到COVID-19的高危社區執法。州政府將根據公共健康數據,以及新確診病例趨勢,比率的上升等資訊劃定高危社區。
             這些機構包括行政辦公室及公共安全(EOPSS),負責協調的麻州緊急管理局(MEMA),以及指揮中心,麻州州警(MSP),勞力標準廳(DLS),專業證照組(DPL),公共健康廳(DPH),地方服務組(DLS),酒品控制局(ABCC),以及科技服務及安全行政辦公室(EOTSS)
            上個月,麻州政府推出了停止散佈(Stop the Spread)”計畫,在4月份以來,確診數比麻州平均率為高的特定社區,為民眾提供免費檢測。現在這免費檢測的截止日期,將展延至912日。目前有17個社區,Agawam, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, Taunton, 以及Worcester等,包括在這計畫內。

             全州性的執法及干預行動,將包括支持酒品控制局行使其現有權力,對違令,不遵守疫情期間安全規定的餐館,給予罰款或吊銷牌照等處罰,給地方政府提供技術支援,限制使用或關閉高危社區內的公園,遊樂場,企業或實體場所等等。

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19
Creates Cross-Agency Enforcement and Intervention Team, Ramps up Enforcement

8/07/2020
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
  • Governor's Press Office
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Public Health
  • Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced a new set of initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, especially in higher risk communities that have seen a recent uptick in cases. While Massachusetts has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since May, there has been a slight uptick in certain communities in recent days.
Today, the Administration announced a set of initiatives, including stricter statewide rules for public and private gatherings and targeted community guidance. The Administration also announced that, starting next week, additional reporting for town-by-town data will be published weekly to show the spread of COVID-19 at a community level. Additionally, previously announced free COVID-19 testing in 17 communities has been extended through September 12.
Statewide Guidance: 
Governor Baker is signing an updated gatherings order, effective Tuesday, August 11,  which will:
  • Reduce the limit on outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people (indoor gatherings limit will remain at 25 people)
  • Apply these limits to all types of gatherings, on both public and private property
  • Require face coverings where more than 10 people from different households will be mixing.
Due to the recent increase in positive cases, step two of phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan has been postponed indefinitely.
Restaurant rules have been updated to state that alcoholic beverages may only be served for on-site consumption if accompanied by orders for food prepared on-site. The administration will be taking measures to ensure that bars masquerading as restaurants will be closed.
Public safety officials, including state and local law enforcement, have the jurisdiction to enforce these orders and event hosts in violation of these orders will be subject to fines or cease and desist orders.
To read the gatherings order, click here.
To read the updated restaurant protocols, click here.
Cross-Agency COVID Enforcement and Intervention Team: 
The Administration also announced a targeted cross-agency COVID Enforcement and Intervention Team that will be responsible for ramping up enforcement statewide and coordinating local intervention efforts at the local level in higher risk COVID-19 communities. 
Communities will be designated as higher risk COVID-19 communities based on public health data, including but not limited to rising trends for new cases and the percentage of positive COVID tests. 
Member agencies include the Executive Office and Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), who will serve as coordinators of the team, the Command Center, the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the Department of Labor Standards (DLS), the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Division of Local Services (DLS), the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) and the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS).
Stop the Spread:
Last month, the Administration launched the Stop the Spread initiative, which provides free testing to residents in targeted communities throughout the Commonwealth.
There are currently sites in 17 communities: Agawam, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, Taunton, and Worcester.
The initiative is a data-driven focused effort to reduce the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities that are above the state average in total cases, positive test rate, and have experienced a decline in testing levels since April. These sites are open to all residents of the Commonwealth.
Today, the Administration announced the extension of free testing in these 17 communities through September 12.
Statewide Enforcement and Intervention will include: 
  • Targeted interventions and inspections by a range of member agencies, including Local Services, Labor Standards, DPH, MSP and ABCC, coordinated by EOPSS and MEMA.
  • Increased enforcement, including fines, of sector guidance for businesses to ensure businesses and residents are aware of and following COVID-19 orders.
  • Support for ABCC and local licensing boards in exercising their existing authority to fine restaurants or suspend or cancel liquor licenses when restaurants do not comply with required COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Targeted public messaging campaign to alert residents of higher risk COVID communities (road signs, PSAs, etc.).
  • Technical support to local government officials to support enhanced local COVID-19 prevention efforts such as assistance in accessing CARES Act funding.
  • Potential restrictions or shutdowns for parks, playgrounds, businesses or other entities and locations believed to be contributing to the COVID-19 spread in higher risk COVID-19 communities.
  • Additional resources for public health support such as testing, tracing and quarantining.
For more information click here.

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