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News Roundup: Field Hospital to Open at Joint Base; Nursing Homes Converted to Covid Care Centers

Alecia Orsini

A coronavirus field hospital is coming to Joint Base Cape Cod, and additional care centers are opening in former nursing homes in Falmouth, Brewster and New Bedford. Meanwhile, local school districts have started up required remote learning for students, and coronavirus cases slow on the islands.

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; Brian Dowd of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Tim Wood from the Cape Cod Chronicle; Mary Ann Bragg of the Provincetown Banner; Ethan Genter from the Cape Cod Times; Josh Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette; and WCAI's Mike Deehan at the Statehouse.

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Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings and produces The Fishing News.