1. More than 600 businesses apply to help with coronavirus response in Massachusetts to make personal protective equipment

    More than 600 businesses apply to help with coronavirus response in Massachusetts to make personal protective equipment

    Charlie Merrow, a seventh-generation manager of Merrow Manufacturing in Fall River, estimates the company will produce up to 4 million medical gowns, coveralls and other protective items in the coming months in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Enlisting the help of the Baker administration, Merrow pivoted from making sewing machines and apparel to producing protective gear for hospital workers and others on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

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