COVID-19 Resources | Dave Cavell for Congress

COVID-19 Resources

Across Massachusetts and America, people are feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Over the past several weeks, we’ve shared resources across our social media platforms, and now we’re launching a centralized page that has national, state, and local resources to help you navigate this challenging time.

This crisis continues to alter our daily lives and affect our loved ones. It is critically important that we take the necessary steps to limit the spread of this disease. We should all be listening to the advice of public health officials and medical professionals by social distancing and sheltering in place. High-risk groups are depending on populations of low-risk people to help curb the spread of this deadly virus. Avoiding public spaces, staying indoors, and avoiding contact with others can help to slow the spread of the virus and protect those among us who are most vulnerable.

Information on this page changes often.

For the latest information as it becomes available, please visit www.cdc.gov or local, county, and state agency websites.
How to stay safe.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Be Advised: Adults 60 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness.

  1. Only leave your home for essentials (food and medicine). You can go outside for some fresh air or exercise, but if you do so, continue to avoid unnecessary contact with others.
  2. You should still run essential errands such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy but should practice social distancing when shopping. If you are at high-risk, you should inquire about your local pharmacy/grocery store’s alternative hours for high risk individuals.
  3. When going to the pharmacy you should fill your prescriptions for 90 days if possible; for some medications this is not allowed. If you are high-risk you should try to use a mail-order service.
  4. You can still go to the gas station, order and pick up take-out food, and receive deliveries.
  5. You can still go outside to get fresh air, however, you must practice social distancing white outside and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others.
  6. You are encouraged to use remote modes of communication such as telephone or video chat (Facetime, Skype, Facebook Messenger Video Chat) instead of visiting friends or family. This especially true for a hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care settings
  7. Non-essential medical care like eye exams, teeth cleaning, and elective procedures must  be rescheduled.
  8. If possible, health care visits should be done remotely.
  9. Parents should not arrange playdates for children during this time.
  10.  All individuals must eliminate close contact activities such as in pick-up sports games.
  1. What is social distancing?
    1. Social distancing is the practice of avoiding large crowds or, if you must be around people, keeping 6 feet between you and the next person. Social distancing slows the spread of an outbreak and is currently recommended for everyone.
  2. How does it slow the spread?
    1. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The coronavirus is not airborne and does not travel through walls: it is spread through person-to-person contact and the respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes.
  3. If you put space between yourself and others, you are less likely to become infected and spread it yourself.
Federal
Helpful Resources

Protecting ourselves from the spread of COVID-19 is essential. Following official guidelines for personal hygiene and social distancing should be a high priority for everyone.

Important Note

If you or a family/household member does not feel safe at home, please call 1-800-799-7233 for live support. If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org to chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522.

For the latest information as it becomes available, please visit www.cdc.gov or local, county, and state agency websites.
Federal Resources
Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus Tax Relief Information
State Resources
Mass. Dept. of Public Health
Sign-up for Massachusetts COVID-19 text alerts:
Text COVIDMA to 888-777
Information and referral hotline: 211
COVID-19 Visual Communication Tool
10 Tips for At-Home Quarantine or Self-Monitoring
Attorney General’s Office
Fair Labor Division
Consumer Advocacy and Response Division
Civil Rights Division
Student Loan Assistance Unit
Mass. Nonprofit Network

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is listing affiliate members who are being impacted by the crisis and need support. Any current Massachusetts Nonprofit Network affiliate members who want to be listed should contact [email protected].

Local
Community Resources
Information on this page changes often.

For the latest information as it becomes available, please visit www.cdc.gov or local, county, and state agency websites.