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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: A sign directing people to the COVID-19 screening area is posted outside the Royal Melbourne Hospital on March 11, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Seven coronavirus screening clinics are now open in Victoria to help avoid the further spread of COVID-19. 18 people in Victoria have now been diagnosed with the virus, with the Australian total of confirmed cases now at 100.(Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases in the state spiked to 92, more than double the 41 cases announced just 24 hours earlier.  So what exactly does this mean? There’s been a LOT of misinformation. So here’s the best way to answer that question:

It allows said state access to federal aid. As of now, there is 8 billion dollars in federal aid to combat the coronavirus. It won’t be enough.

Get more information on the “state of emergency” when it comes to coronavirus HERE