Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

COVID-19

Legislation

COVID-19 Response Reporting

City of Newton

FAQs

Mental Health

Support

Food Security
 

Steps for Small Businesses

Healthcare Workforce & Volunteers

Unemployment Assistance

COVID-19 Hotlines

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.

Additional Hotlines

  • 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

  • Veterans 

    • 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

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State Agency Updates

Department of Early Education and Care

 

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-