My note to constituents during COVID-19:
Dear Neighbors, As your State Representative of the 11th Middlesex District (the northern half of Newton), I am continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I have been providing real-time updates regarding the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response on my social media for everyone to remain informed.
I urge you to check my Twitter: www.twitter.com/repkaykhan and Facebook: www.Facebook.com/repkaykhan or look to my website: https://www.kaykhan.org/covid, which has the most recent Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Response Command Center Situation Updates uploaded for reference. You may also visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.
More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
There is also information and videos available on the World Health Organization website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019. As the situation surrounding this infectious disease continues to evolve, the State House remains closed to the general public until further notice. Despite the closure, we remain operational in a remote capacity. I am here to help. Should you need any assistance, have questions or would like to comment on the Massachusetts' response to the pandemic, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov or call (617) 722-2011. While the State House is closed, my staff and I are working virtually, regularly check our office voicemails, and are ready to assist. If you planned to visit my office as part of a scheduled meeting or as part of a planned advocacy day, we will contact you to set up a conference call in lieu of the meeting or reschedule the meeting for a later date. Given the Governor's Stay-At-Home order, which closed all non-essential businesses as of yesterday until April 7th, I urge everyone to care for their mental and physical health while taking the necessary steps to protect you and your family during this time. We can all take action to protect ourselves and our most vulnerable neighbors by staying home whenever possible to help prevent the spread of the virus by washing our hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, covering our coughs and sneezes. Of course, I must thank all healthcare workers and other essential personnel who are on the COVID-19 front lines, exposed to the virus while social distancing from family. We are all so grateful for your critical and dedicated efforts. Wishing everyone health and wellness, Kay Khan State Representative, 11th Middlesex District (Newton) House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities State House, Room 146 Boston, MA 02133 Phone: (617) 722-2011
Email: KayKhan@mahouse.gov Twitter: @RepKayKhan https://www.kaykhan.org/