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Links to current information about COVID-19 virus for people in Massachusetts. This page has been updated as of 1/20/2022.

COVID-19 Resources Links

COVID-19: Free Home Test Kits Now Available Via Federal Government

COVID-19 SMART Health Card – My Vax Records

Accessible Pharmacy Rapid Antigen Home COVID Tests for the Blind and Low Vision

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Getting a Copy of Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11

COVID-19 Vaccinations for People Ages 12-17

VaxAbilities –  COVID vaccinations for children ages 5 and up, as well as adult initial vaccines and boosters.

¡Bienvenidos a VaxAbilities! – Vacunación contra el COVID-19 para niños de 5 años y más, y también para adultos que quieren recibir la vacuna inicial o la vacuna de refuerzo.

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 December 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  familydoctor.org 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 12/21/2021.

Guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – Info in English and 10 languages. Updated 9/29/2021.

 

 

 

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

 

Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Vaccination Phases Update for People Age 12 and Older  

COVID-19 Response Reporting – Updated 10/27/2021.

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Caregiver/Companion COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility – Includes booster information.

Mass.gov Trust the Facts. Get the Vax

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


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

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 

 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 10/14/2021.

 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-19 Text Updates, Hotlines and More

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 

 

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 (MRC) – COVID-19 information specific to MRC.

 

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements – Through 12/31/2021.

 

Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Apoyo Para Su Bienestar Emocional Durante El Brote De COVID-19

 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)