COVID-19 Information

Reliable online resources for information on the Coronavirus:

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Mass.gov https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public


Telephone Numbers:
COVID-19 Information Line

508-799-1019

Massachusetts 2-1-1
Informational and referral hotline 211. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Disaster Distress Helpline "Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories."


Healthcare:

Massachusetts Health Connector- "Extended enrollment period through April 25.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, an extended enrollment period is available through April 25, 2020 for qualified Massachusetts residents who are uninsured." https://www.mahealthconnector.org/

Resources for free Internet:

Internet Essentials by Comcast is offering 2 months free
https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Spectrum by Charter
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.


File your taxes online for free:
"If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you may find one or more Free File Online options for you. Review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Some companies offer free state tax returns; others may charge a fee."

List provided by the IRS https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/