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Baker: COVID-19 Data Moving in the Right Direction

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday cited recent declines in the numbers of positive coronavirus tests and of hospitalized patients as signs that Massachusetts was moving in the right direction. Nonetheless, he said, “We’re still very much in the fight against the virus,” and emphasized that “no one thinks you need less than 14 days” of positive data before the commonwealth can take steps toward reopening.

Baker made this assessment in the context of his daily COVID-19 briefing, the time at the Fall River facilities of Merrow Manufacturing, a technical sewn-product producer that has enlisted in the commonwealth’s Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT) program.

According to Merrow, the M-ERT partnership has enabled the company to scale its operations to become the largest manufacturer of USA-sourced reusable and disposable medical isolation gowns in the country.

“Companies like Merrow have been one of M-ERT’s biggest success stories,” Baker said.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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