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Links to current information about COVID-19 virus for people in Massachusetts. This page has been updated  as of 6/8/2021.

 

COVID-19 Resources Links

 

COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program – effective until 9/30/21

 

Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination ProgramStarting 5/24, any individual who has trouble getting to a vaccine site is eligible for the homebound program.

 

Search COVID-19 Vaccination Locations -Vaxfinder

 

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

 

 Accessibility information about mass vaccination sites – Info for Gillette, Reggie Lewis, Hynes, Dartmouth, Danvers, Springfield, Natick sites

 

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

 

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

 

Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information – updated 5/12/2021

 

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 Reportin

 

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Massachusetts

 

Massachusetts Caregiver/Companion COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility 

 

Mass.gov Trust the Facts. Get the Vax

 

Mass.gov Stop COVID-19 – Vaccine Education and Outreach Materialsfor public outreach

 

Mass.gov COVID-19 Vaccinations for People Ages 75 and Older

 

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

 

Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

 

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

 

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 

Mass.gov 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 

Volunteer Lawyers Project COVID-19 Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP)

 

 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)

 

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 – 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

 

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)