CDC recommends If you are sick stay home. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth mask. Wash your hands. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing when you do not have a cloth mask on. Clean and disinfect often. Wash your hands often. Avoid close contact.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
COVID-19 Information, Updates and Resources
SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS: Send COVIDMA to 888-777
NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS AND HELP: Call 2-1-1
QUESTIONS ABOUT NURSING HOMES: Call (617) 660-5399
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: Call (877) 785-2020
Deaf/ hard-of-hearing callers can reach SafeLink via video relay service using the main number (877)785-2020, or by TTY at (877) 521-2601
National Domestic Violence 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (800) 799-7233
National Sexual Assault 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (800) 656-4673
TESTING SITES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL:
To learn about all aspects of the Massachusetts COVID-19 response, visit mass.gov/covid19.
Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits if you have lost your job or your workplace has shutdown due to COVID-19.
Learn how to apply for up to 39 weeks of COVID-19 unemployment benefits if you are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment. This includes the self-employed and independent contractors.
Information about contacting the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) employer customer service electronically and links to self-service resources.
Updates, Emergency Orders, and Guidance:
Masks and Face Coverings: On May 1, Governor Baker issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public situations when appropriate social distancing measures are not possible. ORDER > GUIDANCE >
Information resources: Mass.gov, CDC.gov
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