LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES
www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spreadStop the Spread
The Commonwealth is launching a strategic testing program in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. This program will support the testing of asymptomatic individuals in these communities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are a resident of one of these communities, even if you have no COVID symptoms, please get tested to help stop the spread.
The Commonwealth urges residents of these communities to get tested for COVID-19:
Agawam, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Springfield, Taunton, Winthrop, and Worcester.
This testing will be provided at no cost. Click Here for more info.
Connections in the time of covid
Many of us are struggling to connect with our friends and families, and we are relying on technology to help us. This can be a challenge for the elderly especially, who may struggle with using platforms like Zoom or Facetime. CHNA 18 has gathered some tutorials that you can share that might make it easier.
Latest Updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
-Information for MA Non-Profits
-Mental Health Resources
-COVID 19 Health Literacy Project: Translated Info Into 30 Languages
-LINK TO MORE RESOURCES: GRANTS, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, ETC.
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they need to stay and push for more trained volunteers to join the response.
FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION:
Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.
Some people are at increased risk of getting COVID-19. People who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or people who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread are at an increased risk of exposure.
Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people. For up-to-date information, visit CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page.
You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:
There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
Announcing our 2018 grant winners!
For more information about their projects, visit our grants page.
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Welcome to our newest Steering Committee Member: Ellen Leiter, MBA, RN. Ellen is the director of community development at Good Shepherd Community Care
(GSCC). She served on the GSCC board of directors for 11 years prior to joining the organization in this role in June 2018. Ellen’s nursing career spans over 40 years and includes positions in acute care hospitals, home health care and hospice.