Boston Hospital CEOs Speak Out As U.S. Struggles With Coronavirus Testing Capabilities
Following the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus a pandemic, a sense of seriousness and urgency about the spread of the respiratory infection has settled in across the United States. Public health experts have continued to raise concerns about the relatively slow rate at which health care providers and labs have been able to provide and process tests. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Dr. Michael Apkon, president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children, and Dr. Kevin Tabb, president & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health.

What Happens When Scores Of Massachusetts Colleges And Universities Shut Down Amid Coronavirus Concerns?
Concerns about coronavirus in Massachusetts have posed a unique challenge for the area's many college campuses, where students and staff are often living and working in close proximity. On Monday, Amherst College made the call to move all classes online and instructed students not to come back to campus after spring break, followed soon after by Harvard, Tufts, Babson, Boston College and several others, with some already saying the closure will last through the end of the semester. Other schools have moved classes online and canceled events, but are not requiring students to move out, including Emerson College, Northeastern, Boston University, and Regis College.

Jim Braude spoke with Emerson College President Lee Pelton on the closures Thursday on Greater Boston.

Small Businesses Feel The Pinch As Coronavirus Slows Boston-Area Consumer Spending
With students at many schools around the region being sent home for the semester, and tourists thinking twice about heading to Boston, local businesses are already feeling the pinch. As Liz Neisloss found in Harvard Square, some are getting worried about tough decisions ahead.