COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in every way. In Massachusetts, more than 9,000 people have died from the coronavirus. More than 125,000 have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic. 

To combat COVID-19, Governor Charlie Baker has put state-wide restrictions in place, including a mask mandate and capacity rules. On Beacon Hill, the virus has impacted how the legislature works. 

As chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health, State Senator Jo Comerford is working to combat the impact of the coronavirus in the Bay State. Comerford is also a member of the Senate working group on COVID-19. She sat down with Connecting Points Ray Hershel to detail how the pandemic is hurting Massachusetts residents and what the legislature is doing to help those most impacted by the virus.