Commonwealth of Massachusetts To Send Out COVID Alerts To Cell Phones Again Tonight

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MARLBOROUGH – Residents in the City of Marlborough will receive an emergency alert on COVID-19 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on its emergency wireless system, tonight, October 26.

Residents in Acushnet, Attleboro, Boston, Brockton, Chelmsford, Gloucester, Holyoke, Hudson, Kingston, Leicester, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover, Plymouth, Randolph, Springfield, Waltham, Webster and Woburn will receive the alert today between 5 and 9 p.m.

Last Monday, residents in Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Nantucket, New Bedford, Revere, Framingham, Winthrop, and Worcester received the alter last week.

“The alert system has been primarily used with local partners to alert residents to serious risks in their communities – like weather emergencies, law enforcement incidents, or Amber Alerts. This alert is also far reaching—and goes to nearly all cell phones in the alerted area to make sure people are informed, even if they have not seen something on TV or in the newspaper,” said the Commonwealth.

The COVID-19 Command Center said some phones in neighboring towns or people traveling through a high-risk town may receive the wireless emergency alerts.

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