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Rochelle Walensky 2021 Watch live. CDC Director to join Gov. Charlie .

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Her appearance comes a day after she urged people to keep their guard up, warning of another surge

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Gov.

Charlie Baker on Tuesday plans to take congressional lawmakers and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on a tour of the mass vaccination site at the Hynes Convention Center.

Baker plans to deliver his COVID-19 updates around 1 p.m.

after the tour with Walensky, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Robert Fenton, Sen.

Ed Markey, Congressman Stephen Lynch and several state and local officials.

Hynes is not only one of the state’s large-scale vaccination sites, but also the site of the Community Vaccination Center program under a partnership with FEMA.

The agency sent 6,000 doses this week and 10 federal workers to help with vaccination efforts.

In a news conference Monday, Walensky warned of another COVID-19 surge as governors roll back COVID-19 restrictions.

She expressed a sense of “impending doom” as the number of new COVID-19 cases rose.

“We have so much to look forward to.

So much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope,” Walensky said.

“But right now I’m scared.”

Texas lifted its mask mandate, though Austin continues to require the use of face coverings.

Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana loosened restrictions for bars, restaurants and other businesses, the Associated Press reported.

Massachusetts continues to enforce a mask mandate and has not given bars the green light to reopen unless they serve food.

But the Baker administration recently moved into Phase 4 of its reopening plan, allowing Fenway Park to open to thousands of people as long as it doesn’t surpass 12% of capacity.

State education officials are also pushing for elementary schools to return to teaching in-person five days a week, causing friction with teachers unions who argue that educators and school staff should be vaccinated first.

The state has designated four teacher-only vaccination days on weekends.

Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said the state would set aside roughly 25,000 doses for the population of roughly 400,000 workers.

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Also taking part in the tour will be Sen

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Ed Markey, Rep

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Stephen Lynch, MEMA Director Samantha Phillips, Lt

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Gov

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Karyn Polito, and Sec

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BOSTON (CBS) – Dr.

Rochelle Walensky, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will join Gov.

Charlie Baker and others during a tour of the new mass COVID vaccine site at Hynes Convention Center Tuesday afternoon.

You can watch it live at 1 p.m.

on CBSN Boston in the video above.

Also taking part in the tour will be Sen.

Ed Markey, Rep.

Stephen Lynch, MEMA Director Samantha Phillips, Lt.

Gov.

Karyn Polito, and Sec.

of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders.

The trip comes a day after Walensky, the former chief of the division of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and a one-time member of Baker’s reopening advisory board, said she feels a sense of “impending doom” with coronavirus cases rising in parts of the country.

“I’m going to pause here, I’m going to lose the script and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” Walensky said during a briefing.

“We have so much to look forward to.

So much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope.

But right now I’m scared.”

CBS News reported that Walensky feels some states are opening up at levels not recommended by public health officials, and she plans to speak with governors Tuesday to urge them to “buckle down on trying to refrain from opening up too fast.”

Visit Mass.Gov/CovidVaccine to find out when you’re eligible and to book an appointment or call the hotline at 211.

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– March 30, 2021

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