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Links to current information about COVID-19 virus for people in Massachusetts. This page has been updated  as of 10/20/2021.

COVID-19 Resources Links

COVID-19 and the ADA

COVID-19 Booster Frequently Asked Questions & Eligibility

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Finder

COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted and DDS Programs

Executive Office of Health and Human Services Visitation Guidance during COVID-19

Mask Advisory for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Residents in 13 Languages

COVID-19 Public Health Guidance and Directives from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Find a COVID-19 Test

Ways to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations Summer 2021 (.doc)

COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program – effective until 4/1/22

Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination ProgramAny individual who has trouble getting to a vaccine site is eligible for the homebound program for vaccines and boosters.


Search COVID-19 Vaccination Locations -Vaxfinder

Baker-Polito Administration to Lift COVID Restrictions May 29 – updated 5/18/2021


American Academy of Family Physicians COVID-19 Vaccine –  information about vaccines.

Masssachusetts Department of Public Health Trust the Facts – Get the Vax (ASL Version) Video

COVID-19 Mask Requirements – Effective 7/30.

Guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – Info in English and 10 languages.




Homebound Vaccination Program Central Intake Line Call 833-983-0485


Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Vaccination Phases Update for People Age 12 and Older  – updated 5/12/2021

COVID-19 Response Reporting

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Caregiver/Companion COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Trust the Facts. Get the Vax Stop COVID-19 – Vaccine Education and Outreach Materialsfor public outreach

Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Vaccination Phases

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers  – available in multiple languages

Arc of Massachusetts COVID-19: Massachusetts Update for Congregate Homes & General Vaccine Update

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Information COVID-19 Testing Guidance

COVID-19 Test Site Locator

At-Home COVID Testing When You’re Visually Impaired

COVID-19 Resources for Renters, Homeowners & Landlords 

 Massachusetts Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing COVID-19 Card

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Emergency Care Planning for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs during COVID 19 and Beyond

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers

 National Disability Institute Financial Resilience Center

Centers for Disease Control Updated Information for People with Certain Medical Conditions – Updated 4/29/2021

 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Info and Resources


CDC:  COVID-19 What to Do if You Are Sick

CDC Guidelines for People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

CDC Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Caregivers, Parents, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

CDC COVID-19 American Sign Language Videos

Massachusetts Return to Day Program Risk/Benefit Discussion Checklist (.doc)

Return to Day Program Risk/Benefit Discussion Tool Spanish (.doc) COVID Safe Practices Concern Form Reopening Health and Human Services in Massachusetts  Financial Resources for COVID-19 COVID-19 Updates and Information – updated 5/12/2021


Massachusetts Department of Public Health Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19


Massachusetts 211 COVID-19 Information and Assistance

Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Visitation Policy for DDS Residential Programs 


DDS Coronavirus Update for Individuals and Families

Massachusetts Food Pantries:  Food Banks, Food Pantries, Food Assistance in Massachusetts


Guide to Preventing and Addressing COVID-19 Social Stigma (pdf)


Communication Supports for Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic


COVID-19 Patient Summary Form for People with ID/DD (pdf)


MassHealth: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) —Applicants and Members


 MassHealth PPE Program for COVID-19 Positive Members  (pdf)


Administration for Community Living COVID-19 What Do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?


Filing a New Unemployment Claim in Massachusetts (pdf)


Coronavirus Updates from Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission


The Arc of Massachusetts COVID-19 Updates, Webinars and Recent News


Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements


Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

 Wear a Mask in Public Information and Videos in 7 Languages

NAMI Massachusetts COMPASS Helpline


Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center (CANDO) COVID-19 ASD Resources and Information (pdf)


 UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute: Autism Team Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times (pdf)


COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities  (pdf)