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The Baker Administration’s Reopening Plan

UPDATE 9/30/2020: Click here to view Governor Baker’s Reopening Massachusetts Plan: Phase 3, Step 2 Governor Baker has also updated his order on public gatherings, the order goes into effect October 5th, which will: Limit indoor gatherings to a maximum

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COVID-19 Updates: Nursing Home Resources

Protecting our Elderly and Most Vulnerable As many of you may know, this disease is hitting our long-term care facilities especially hard. These facilities house a vulnerable population and unfortunately, they have experienced significant outbreaks. The Baker Administration just yesterday

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COVID-19 Updates: Connecting with State Agencies

For unemployment benefits, visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance. For those not eligible for regular or extended benefits, you can apply for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for up to 39 weeks of benefits. Please visit: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-pandemic-unemployment-assistance To connect with additional sources of food

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COVID-19 Updates: Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals provides $1,000 grants to people who have lost income derived from their work as individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures in Massachusetts. Application deadline is April

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COVID-19 Updates: State and Local Resources

State & Local Resources To volunteer in public health, healthcare or emergency response capacities, click here. Buoy Health has provided an online symptom checker which can be used to assess your risk for COVID-19. Text COVIDMA to 888-777 for up-to-date alerts straight to your

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COVID-19 Updates: Incarcerated Individuals and Corrections Staff

Incarcerated Individuals and Corrections Staff Many of us are concerned about the potential for an outbreak in our prisons and houses of correction. Given the inability to maintain physical distancing in these environments, the possibility of a significant spread is

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COVID-19 Updates: Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans: VA Health Care: Per the VA Health Care Website: Call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Calling first helps

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COVID-19 Updates: Employment

Unemployment Update (7/10/2020) Unemployment Fraud There have been several cases of criminals using stolen personal information from an earlier national data breach to file unemployment claims through the Massachusetts unemployment system. This is part of a national unemployment fraud scheme. In fact, in Washington

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COVID-19 Updates: RMV

Registry of Motor Vehicles UPDATE (10/20/20) – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that it is extending designated Wednesday appointment hours for customers 75 years of age or older through November and December. This new customer service

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COVID-19 Updates: Healthcare

UPDATE (7/10/2020) Regarding health care, certain group treatment programs and adult day programs can resume. Governor Baker has also announced that Phase 3 brings new guidelines for group gatherings. Indoor gatherings can now be held for 8 people per 1,000

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