Public Health Commissioner Takes Leave Of Absence.

Dr. Monica Bharel has taken leave until October. Her absence is not due to coronavirus but an undisclosed medical issue.  [WCVB]

Several Students On Swim Team At Boston College Test Positive.

Thirteen students on the swim team have tested positive for coronavirus with school officials unsure about how the students contracted the virus. [Boston.com]

Update: Latest Coronavirus Cases In State.

As of Thursday, health officials reported 363 news cases with 20 deaths. [CBS Boston]

Everett Closes Parks, Playgrounds Due To COVID-19.

The closures took effect on Thursday due to an alarming increase in coronavirus cases.  [NECN]

Massachusetts Sees Thousands No Longer In Need Of Unemployment.

As of the end of August, 18,000 residents found jobs, no longer in need of unemployment. [Patch]

Boston Plans Coronavirus Testing For Teachers.

City officials and the teacher's union have agreed on testing for teachers for the new school year. [WCVB]

Charlie Baker Believes Trump’s Order For Unemployment Benefits Not ‘Sustainable’.

Baker hopes lawmakers will be motivated to pass a new relief bill that is long term. [Boston.com]

The Murder Of Braintree Nurse May Have Been Premeditated.

As shared in court, Robert Bonang, who is accused of shooting Laurie Melchionda, traveled to Idaho to buy the gun he used. Bonang also recorded the incident. [NECN]

Parents Of Students Who Were Expelled From Northeastern Hire Lawyer.

The parents plan to take legal action after their children were expelled from school without a refund after breaking social distancing rules.[Boston.com]

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