Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources
COVID-19 Response Reporting
City of Newton
Steps for Small Businesses
Healthcare Workforce & Volunteers
Text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts straight to your phone and stay up to date with the latest news and updates from the Commonwealth.
Get the answers you need by calling 2-1-1, the Massachusetts free, confidential, and multilingual hotline. www.mass211.org
Buoy Health Care Tool
Residents can check their symptoms and connect with the next appropriate health care resource. This tool does not replace emergency medical care, but it may be used as a support for residents during the COVID-19 outbreak to connect them with appropriate health care resources if they display coronavirus symptoms.
Buoy Health’s online 24/7 tool is free for Massachusetts residents and uses current COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Visit www.buoyhealth.com.
Healthcare for All Helpline: 1-800-272-4232
Assistance with health insurance benefits available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
FoodSource Hotline: 800-645-8333
Child at Risk Hotline to report suspected neglect or abuse: 800-792-5200
The Kid’s Net Hotline, After-Hours Helpline: (800) 486-3730
Resource for Foster Parents, is now online to serve families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Direct SNAP Hotline: (413) 992-6204
MA Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division hotline: 617-727-3465
Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
MA Dept of Veteran's Services S.A.V.E. Team: 1-888-844-2838
Homeless Veteran Hotline: 1-888-866-2838
State Agency Updates
Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Has granted assistance to Massachusetts child care providers.
The application for EEC’s ARPA Child Care Stabilization funds opens on August 3, 2021.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
EEC’s ARPA Child Care Stabilization program application website: https://eeclead.force.com/EEC_Login
To learn more on available assistance, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/child-care-stabilization-grants
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
The Attorney General’s office has provided a comprehensive guide to MA residents for COVID-19 resources available here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/resources-during-covid-19#-child-care,-food-assistance,-and-other-resources-for-families-