Baker, White House COVID-19 czar meet at State House

Baker, White House COVID-19 czar to meet at State House

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker met with White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx at the State House Friday afternoon, after Birx met in Cambridge with a group of college presidents.

Birx was visiting the Broad Institute on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a roundtable discussion with college and university presidents from Massachusetts.

The visit was a part of Birx’s tour of college campuses. She was in Hartford on Thursday where she met with Gov. Ned Lamont and toured the city campus of the University of Connecticut.

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Baker’s office said he planned to meet with Birx after her visit to Boston University where she hoped to learn more about college testing protocols in Massachusetts.

Birx held a media availability after the Broad Institute event. The governor’s office said it did not anticipate the two being available for questions after their meeting.

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