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Covid-19

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

STOP THE SPREAD!

We encourage all to take appropriate measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 in their area including vaccination and mask efforts.

Vaccinations are free in many local pharmacies. Testing is free for all Massachusetts residents. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF MA WEBSITE - ALL SPRINGFIELD LOCATIONS CAN SUPPORT SPANISH SPEAKERS! mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread

OTHER CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION

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ADDITIONAL FAMILY RESOURCES

CREDIBLE SOURCE & for more information/links: Lawyers for Civil Rights (Boston-based but MA-relevant)

MEDICAL SUPPORT

All health insurance carriers are required to provide medically necessary telehealth, testing, counseling, treatment, and vaccination (once it’s developed and available) services related to COVID-19 to all Massachusetts residents without charging copays and coinsurance or applying a deductible.

The Massachusetts Health Connector opened a special enrollment period until April 25th for uninsured residents to sign up for health care coverage. Learn more here. You can also get your health care questions answered by the AG’s Health Care Division.

You will not be turned away from the emergency room because of your immigration status. If you are undocumented and need healthcare, you may be eligible for MassHealth Limited, which provides care for medical emergencies, including visits to an emergency room.  Public charge does not apply to MassHealth Limited. Visit the MA Connector website or call 1-800-841-2900 for English and Spanish service.

CASH ASSISTANCE

United Way launched a COVID-19 Family Support Fund to provide a flexible source of cash assistance to help families weather the crisis. One-time grants of up to $2000 will be made to help families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis meet their basic food, childcare or housing needs. Individuals in Massachusetts can dial 2-1-1 for comprehensive information and referrals related to the virus, including information on where they can access flexible funds through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund.

The Restaurant Strong Fund is providing $1000 to impacted “full-time tipped compensated employees” who worked in a restaurant, bar, cafe or nightclub in Massachusetts. Waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other tipped workers should apply here.

One Fair Wage is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. Apply for help here.

In this time of crisis, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

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