Vice President Pence praises Mass. over response to COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Charles Baker, left, speaks with Vice President Michael Pence, wearing a face mask, before a news conference in Nantucket, Mass., on Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2020. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED 11:00 AM PT — Sunday, July 26, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence commended Massachusetts’ coronavirus response efforts during his meeting with Governor Charlie Baker. Pence and Baker held a joint press conference on Saturday in Nantucket, where he praised the state for flattening the curve of the outbreak and having a low positivity rate.

The vice president also hailed the state’s testing efforts and its focus on nursing homes. He went on to reaffirm the federal government is committed to helping the state.

He specifically praised the state’s work on reopening schools.

“To open up America, we need to open up America’s schools. We’re truly grateful for the steps that you’ve taken to deploy more than $200 million in federal resources to support reopening schools, mitigation efforts. As we work with Congress, with the leadership in both parties in the House and Senate, we’re going to be providing additional support for Massachusetts schools to be able to open up again.” – Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States

The vice president urged people in the state to keep wearing face masks and practice social distancing.

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