Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Commissioner of Health and Human Services answer COVID-19 questions

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The COVID-19 outbreak is starting to affect everyday life, even here in western Massachusetts.

As case numbers grow, health officials are encouraging residents to practice social distancing and staying isolated in your home unless absolutely necessary.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Commissioner of Health and Human Services Helen Caulton-Harris spoke with 22News Sunday to answer your questions surrounding COVID-19.

Mayor Sarno explained why he has declared a state of emergency in Springfield and how the city is coping at this point with the coronavirus concerns.

That avails me to any and all resources from the federal and state levels for any type of recovery and relief that is needed to our our business community.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

We want to make sure that individuals take the opportunity to look out for elderly neighbors, especially it’s extremely important, but it is also important that we look out for individuals who are isolated during these times.

Helen Caulton-Harris, Commissioner of Health and Human Services

You can watch Sunday’s full interview here:

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