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Thursday, January 07, 2021

麻州疫情期間聚會人數限制效期延至1月24日

Charlie Baker, File photo.
             (Boston Orange 編譯)麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)宣佈延長疫情期間限制,新增醫院指導原則,以加強防止新冠病毒在麻州蔓延。

                  1226日起生效的聚會人數限制,現延長2週,至124日截止。

                    相關的企業限制級聚會限額如下:

                 容量限制: 在現行限制下,在麻州內的大多數企業將維持25%的容量限制。

                          適用行業包括餐館,有緊密接觸的個人服務業,戲院及表演場所,賭場,辦公空間,崇拜場所,零售業,駕駛及飛行學校,高爾夫球場所的室內部分,圖書館,住宿場所(公共區域),室內娛樂業,健身中心及俱樂部,博物館,文化場所及有導遊的遊覽。

                         餐館以及崇拜場所,個人服務業,零售業等行業的工作人員及職員,不計算在限額之內。

             每個領域特定指導原則的所有其他規則及限制,將保持有效。

              聚會限制:1226日起生效的聚會人數限制,持續有效,市內限為10人,戶外維持25人。這一聚會限制也適用於私人住家,活動場所,以及公眾地方。

              新的醫院指導原則:

              醫院層級升等: 公共衛生廳11月發出來的醫院指導原則,訂立了醫院區域層級系統,以支持醫院之間的持續合作,維持能量。從12月初起,麻州所有區域已劃為第3級,建立了更好的合作框架,以平衡並確保接納病人的能量。        

              現在為因應住院人數的上升,麻州所有區域將升為第四級。在第四級中,每個區域的醫院將每天聚會,並在有需要的地方持續合作。

              重症病房護士員工比率:

              這個選擇只適用於向麻州公共衛生廳表達,容量少於20%,已暫停所有非必要,可選擇的侵入性手術的醫院。

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits, New Guidance for Hospital ICU Staffing, Elective Surgeries

Capacity Limits for Most Industries, Gathering Limits Extended Until at Least January 24


BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the extension of further restrictions and new hospital guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

Industry restrictions for capacity limits and reduced gathering limits went into effect on Saturday, December 26th, and will now be extended for at least two more weeks to January 24th

Read a summary of the restrictions here.

Read the emergency order here.

INDUSTRY RESTRICTIONS & GATHERING LIMITS

Capacity Limits: Under the current restrictions that are being extended today, most industries in Massachusetts remain subject to a 25% capacity limit:

  • Restaurants (based on permitted seating capacity)
  • Close Contact Personal Services
  • Theaters and Performance Venues
  • Casinos
  • Office Spaces
  • Places of Worship
  • Retail Businesses
  • Driving and Flight Schools
  • Golf Facilities (for indoor spaces)
  • Libraries
  • Lodging (for common areas)
  • Arcades and Indoor Recreation Businesses
  • Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  • Museums, Cultural Facilities and Guided Tours
  • Workers and staff will not count towards the occupancy count for restaurants, places of worship, close contact personal services, and retail businesses.

All other rules and restrictions in each sector-specific guidance will continue to remain in effect.

Gatherings Limit: The current gathering limits in place since December 26 are also being extended. Indoor gatherings will remain limited to 10 people. Outdoor gatherings will remain limited to 25 people outside. The gatherings limit applies to private homes, event venues and public spaces.

NEW HOSPITAL GUIDANCE:

Hospital Tier Escalation: The Department of Public Health’s hospital guidance, issued in early November, establishes a regional tiering system for hospitals to support continued collaboration among hospitals and sustain capacity. Since early December, all regions across the Commonwealth have been in Tier 3 status, which established a framework for greater coordination to balance patient load and ensure capacity.

Today, in response to the continued rise in hospitalizations, all regions across the state will be escalated to Tier 4 status. In Tier 4, the hospitals in each region will meet at least daily, and will continue to collaborate across regions where necessary, to address growing capacity constraints and continue to load balance as needed.

ICU Nurse Staffing Ratios: To support the health care system’s continued response to the surge in cases and hospitalizations, the Commonwealth is allowing the deployment of acute nursing staffing under certain circumstances. Starting today, hospitals with severe capacity constraints may request a temporary exemption from the mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in the ICU. This option will only be available to hospitals with capacity of less than 20% who first attest to DPH that they have suspended all nonessential elective invasive procedures, including those conducted in an outpatient setting under the hospital’s license. Additionally, hospitals must take every reasonable step to expand capacity prior to requesting a temporary exemption. If a hospital’s bed capacity increases, or if the hospital re-starts nonessential elective invasive procedures, the hospital must resume compliance with the ICU staffing requirements.

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