News Roundup: As Coronavirus Numbers Rise, Cape Region Takes Up the Challenge | WCAI

News Roundup: As Coronavirus Numbers Rise, Cape Region Takes Up the Challenge

Mar 27, 2020

Notice posted at a Mashpee playground.
Credit Alecia Orsini

As case numbers continue to rise, local hospitals cope with a shortage of protective gear. Governor Baker orders nonessential bricks-and-mortar businesses to close and extends the school shutdown until May. The Islands attempt a contruction ban, but it's no so easy. And local volunteers take up the call to sew protective masks.

Those stories and more on today's program, as WCAI News Director Steve Junker rounds up the local response to the coronavirus with some of the region’s leading journalists. 

This week's guests include WCAI’s Sam Houghton, Jennette Barnes, and Eve Zuckoff; Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Mary Ann Bragg of the Provincetown Banner; Jack Spillane at the Standard-Times in New Bedford; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Geroge Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times; and WCAI's Mike Deehan at the Statehouse.