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Links to current information about COVID-19 virus for people in Massachusetts. This page has been updated  as of 1/14/2021.

 

COVID-19 Resources Links

 

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

 

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

 

Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccine

 

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

 

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 

Mass.gov COVID-19 Testing Guidance

 

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) COVID-19 Test Site Locator

 

At-Home COVID Testing When You’re Visually Impaired

 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New COVID-19 Guidelines – Updated 12/22/2020

 

 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

 

Mass.gov COVID-19 Daily Updates

 

Centers for Disease Control Updated Information for People with Certain Medical Conditions – Updated 12/29/2020

 

 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)

 

Mass.gov COVID Safe Practices Concern Form

 

Mass.gov Reopening Health and Human Services in Massachusetts

 

Mass.gov  Financial Resources for COVID-19

 

Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information

 

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 – Updated 9/23/2020

 

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

 

Wear a Mask in Public Information and Videos in 7 Languages

 

Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

 

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)