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TD Garden to require vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests

BOSTON (AP) — Anyone hoping to attend an event at the TD Garden — including Bruins or Celtics games and concerts — will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result. The rules apply to players, referees, coaches, musicians, vendors, ushers and everyone ...

Official overseeing prisons’ COVID response on paid leave

BOSTON (AP) — The official tapped to oversee the state prisons' response to the coronavirus pandemic has been placed on paid leave following questions about his potential involvement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was settled several years earlier. Seth Peters was placed Tuesday on paid ...

Maine gov: More school employees need to get vaccinated

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said Wednesday that school employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are putting students and communities at risk. More than three-quarters of school staff in Maine are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, but the percentage varies widely ...

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it's more contagious. Delta's ability to ...

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec's most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch. It ...