COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Information and Resources

I hope you and your family are doing well during these challenging times. 

Please know that every day your state government is in action. As your State Representative, I am here for you. As always, please feel free to email me at Dave.Rogers@mahouse.gov, call or text me on my cell phone at (617)817-9395 or call our office at (617)722-2637. Calls to the office number will be forwarded to our cell phones.

The Useful Links section below has a wide variety of helpful information. You can always read my July and August newsletter for extensive information about the impact of the Coronavirus on the Commonwealth and how the state has responded to this unprecedented challenge.

Public policy is rapidly developing as is the relevant available information. And therefore, as this situation develops, I will update this page as new information becomes available. This page will provide you with a variety of information and resources relating to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus.

Useful Links

Below are some additional resources and information that might be useful:

For additional information and resources relating to the topics listed above, please click here.

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 phone.
  • To donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Donation Program, click here.
  • If you are looking to sell PPE goods to support the Massachusetts COVID-19 response, you can go directly through the state procurement program, here.
  • The Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition COVID-19 Resources page 

Below are several resources specific to the 24th Middlesex District:

For Arlington Residents

  • Arlington residents can go here to find updates from the Health & Human Services Department.
  • For updates from the Arlington Public Schools visit this website.
  • Arlington EATS is working to provide sufficient food to those who are struggling. You can help out by donating food, money or volunteering your time if you’re able! Click here to see how Arlington EATS and click here to see how FoodLink is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and how you can help.
  • List of local businesses in Arlington that are open.

For Belmont Residents

  • Belmont residents can go here for a bulletin from the Health Department.
  • For updates from the Belmont Public Schools check out this website.
  • Belmont Food Pantry is open. They will be providing updates on the Belmont town website
  • Essential senior services from Beech Street Center are still available. See their website for details.
  • Belmont Helps is a volunteering organization that is helping with groceries, food needs, hand-sewn cloth masks and resources. To volunteer or get help go to www.belmonthelps.org or call 617-993-0162 and leave a message and they will get back to you 
  • For anyone who needs food or supplies during this time, a group of BHS students has volunteered to pick them up and deliver them to your door. Contact Hannah Pierce by texting 617-818-3149 for more information. 
  • Belmont Helps During COVID-19 Facebook Page.
  • List of Belmont businesses that are open.

For Cambridge Residents

  • Cambridge residents can go here to find the Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page from the Cambridge Department of Public Health.
  • For updates from the Cambridge Public Schools visit this website.
  • Food for Free is partnering with the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Housing Authority and the Cambridge Food Pantry Network to offer food deliveries on an opt-in basis. Call 617-866-2900 or visit their website for more details. 
  • Cambridge Neighborhood Aid Network has a goal to provide a platform for volunteers to coordinate care on a neighborhood basis. See this document for a list of ways you can help out in Cambridge and the surrounding community.
  • Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale have activated the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide emergency assistance in partnership with non-profit organizations to individuals and families in Cambridge who are experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by the current COVID-19 crisis. Please consider donating if you can.
  • List of Cambridge Restaurants and Businesses open and closed.

Finally, if you hear of friends or neighbors in need during these difficult days, please pass along my contact information and send them my way. My staff and I are here to help.

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Phone: 617-722-2637
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