COVID-19 Resource Center

As our nation and the world battles the unprecedented health and economic costs of COVID-19, it is critical that we all stay informed in order to remain healthy and safe. Our office has been working closely with federal, state, and local officials to ensure our communities are prepared for the challenges we face today, and those that lie ahead. 
 
Although we have closed our physical offices to protect the health of our team, you can still contact us by email or by leaving a message at (508) 431-1110 or (202) 225-5931 and a member of our staff will get back to you. To read more about how the CARES Act might specifically impact you, your family, your community or your small business, please click here.
 
Together, with hope, compassion, generosity, and a fierce commitment to our public health, we will emerge from this pandemic. Please stay prepared and do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.
 
All my best,
 
Joe Kennedy III
Member of Congress

Quick Links

Follow reliable sources like these for news on the coronavirus outbreak.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Massachusetts Department of Public Health
World Health Organization DHS Ready
National Institute of Health USAGov

Manténgase informado y preparado

  • Visite el sitio web del CDC u otros fuentes de confianza. Hay actualizaciones diarias.
  • Lávese las manos con agua caliente y jabonosa por al menos 20 segundos.
  • Tápese la boca, idealmente con un tejido o codo, cuando tosa o estornuda.
  • Evite el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.
  • Minimice tocando los ojos, la nariz y la cara.
  • Limpie y desinfecte superficies frecuentemente tocadas por otros.
  • Si no se siente bien, quédese en casa del trabajo y mejore.
  • Vacúnese contra la gripe para mantenerse saludable y fuera del consultorio del médico.
  • Duerma mucho. Aumenta el sistema inmunológico.
  • Planifique platos en casa, al igual que se prepara para un huracán. No olvide a sus mascotas!
  • Una familia puede pasar por jabón, artículos de papel, productos femeninos y pañales rápidamente. Compruebe su suministro.
  • Si toma medicamentos recetados, no olvide su próxima recarga.
  • ¿Necesita lentes de contacto nuevos? ¿Se está agotando la batería del audífono? Piense en los medicamentos de venta libre la próxima vez que esté en la farmacia.
  • La salud mental importa. Saque tus libros, juegos y actividades domésticas favoritas desde el ático.

¿Tiene síntomas?

Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) han identificado estos síntomas del coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Fiebre
  • Tos
  • Falta de aliento

CDC Germs Spanish

Si está enfermo

Los síntomas pueden aparecer 2 a 14 días después de estar expuesto al virus. Si está enfermo, aquí hay algunos consejos para evitar la propagación de la enfermedad:

CDC Tip 1 - Stay Home Quédese en casa excepto para la atención médica
CDC Tip 2 - Separate from Others Sepárese de otras personas y animales en casa
CDC Tip 3 - Call Your Doctor Llame por adelantado antes de visitar a su doctor
CDC Tip 4 - Wear a Mask Use una máscara facial si está enfermo
CDC Tip 5 - Cover Your Cough Cubre sus toses y estornudos
CDC Tip 6 - Wash Your Hands Lávese las manos con frecuencia
CDC Tip 7 - Don't Share Items Evite compartir artículos personales
CDC Tip 8 - Clean Surfaces Limpie y desinfecte superficies
CDC Tip 9 - Watch Symptoms Supervise sus síntomas

 

Otros recursos en español

Líneas directas

Departamento de salud pública de Massachusetts

COVID-19 Línea directa: 2-1-1

Línea directa de emergencia: (617) 983-6800

Línea directa de Partners Healthcare para el coronavirus

Apoyando a los médicos, pacientes y el público

Número de teléfono: (617) 724-7000

Abierto 8:00 am-8:00 pm, 7 días de la semana

Tasas de infección por país

Guía de viaje

La información más reciente para viajar desde el CDC está disponible en línea.

Nivel de evaluación de riesgos para COVID-19

Propagación sostenida generalizada y restricciones a los viajes a los Estados Unidos
Propagación sostenida generalizada
Propagación comunitario sostenida
Propagación comunitario limitado

 

Revisar los sitios web del CDC y del Departamento de Estado antes de viajar. Regístrese en el programa de inscripción de viajeros seguros para recibir alertas del país y registrar su viaje en la embajada de EE.UU. más cercana.

Encontrar información de viaje actualizada y servicios para los ciudadanos estadounidenses en el extranjero en el sitio web de departamento del estado: brote actual de enfermedad coronavirus 2019.

Nota: muchos de los enlaces de las siguientes secciones contienen enlaces a fuentes de idioma inglés.

Actualizaciones de correo electrónico

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Los números

El New York Times comparte modelos interactivos de escenarios de brotes y explica cómo la mitigación agresiva y oportuna puede producir los mejores resultados.

El Atlantic investiga todos los números rpublicados diariamente sobre la enfermedad y proporciona hojas de cálculo con datos actualizados a través del Proyecto de Seguimiento COVID.

Evitar los delincuentes cibernéticos

Los delincuentes cibernéticos han intentado explotar el interés en un mapa popular seguindo casos de COVID-19, pero se puede encontrar el mapa real de la Universidad Johns Hopkins aquí.

Esté atento a las estafas, ya que los delincuentes cibernéticos están aprovechando COVID-19 para sembrar la discordia, difundir la desinformación y buscar ganancias financieras en línea.

Respuesta y pruebas

Es necesario compensar mucho con respecto a las pruebas de COVID-19, especialmente después de los errores detallados por el MIT Technology Review y El Atlantic.

Science Magazine adopta las medidas desinfectantes utilizadas en el extranjero en respuesta a un brote para evaluar los riesgos y beneficios.

Un investigador de la Universidad Northeastern señala que la trayectoria actual de COVID-19 en Massachusetts tiene un sorprendente parecido con la trayectoria encontrada en Italia, pero dice que no es demasiado tarde para tomar medidas y prevenir casos.

La salud mental

Un estudiante de salud pública escribe en el New York Times sue el brote de coronavirus puede ser difícil tanto para los sanos y para los enfermos debido a la paradoja del aislamiento.

La Fundación Americana para la Prevención del Suicidio da un recordatorio importante para enfocarnos en nuestra propia salud mental durante estos tiempos inciertos.

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Fuentes de confianza

Siga fuentes de confianza como estos para noticias del brote de coronavirus, en lugar de depender de las redes sociales o sitios web de noticias.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Massachusetts Department of Public Health
World Health Organization DHS Ready
National Institute of Health USAGov

Under the CARES Act, unemployment benefits have been expanded allowing self-employed individuals, gig workers, and independent contractors. Unemployment benefits have been expanded an additional 13 weeks, allowing individuals to collect up to 39 weeks of unemployment insurance. Individuals who have previously exhausted the full 26 weeks of unemployment insurance are able to collect for the additional 13 weeks.

The Governor’s office is still awaiting guidance from the federal government on how to establish the new federal guidelines. Once they receive this guidance, the Administration will release updates regarding the application process. The Administration is urging individuals now eligible under expanded unemployment guidelines to wait for further instructions before applying on the current portal. Otherwise a backlog will be created that will slow the agency’s ability to process claims.

As a disclaimer, due to the high number of unemployment claims and changing systems to accommodate the expansion of unemployment benefits under federal legislation, the Department of Unemployment Assistance has had slower than normal response time.

More information regarding expanded unemployment can be found at here.

Stimulus Checks

Under the CARES Act, stimulus checks will be issued to eligible individuals to aid any financial hardship an individual has encounter during the COVID-19 outbreak. Eligible single filers with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less will receive a stimulus check of $1,200. Eligible joint filers with an adjusted gross income of $150,000 or less will receive a stimulus check of $2,400. The payment amount for single filers who make between $75,000 and $99,000 and for joint filers who make between $150,000 and $198,000 will be reduced by $5 for every additional $100 they earn over the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds.

If you filed your 2018 or 2019 tax return you will be eligible to receive the stimulus check if you meet the above criteria. The IRS will use their SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to issue stimulus checks for individuals who do not typically file taxes, which includes senior citizens, Social Security recipients and railroad retirees (SSI and VA recipients as well) Individuals who are nonresident alien individuals, whom a deduction under section 151 is allowed to another taxpayer for a taxable year beginning in the calendar year in which the individual’s taxable year begins, or an estate or trust are not eligible to receive a stimulus check.

Individuals with direct deposit will be able to receive their stimulus payment quicker. The IRS has stated it will issue checks based reverse adjusted gross income, ensuring individuals with the lowest income receive their checks first.

Additional information regarding stimulus checks and providing banking information to receive your stimulus check through direct deposit can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments)

For an FAQ on the economic impact payments, please click here.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to assist eligible entities maintain their payroll during the economic crisis stemming from COVID-19. Eligible entities- including small businesses, non-profits, veteran organizations, tribal business concerns, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals- can apply for a loan to cover 8 weeks of payroll costs, rent, interest of mortgage obligations, and utilities. As long as employers maintain payroll and the salaries of their employees over the 8-week period following distribution of their loan, the loan will be forgiven. 

Eligible entities must apply directly through an approved SBA 7(a) lender, or through a federally insured depository institution, federally insured credits union, or Farm Credit System institution that is participating. A link to approved SBA 7(a) lender in Massachusetts can be found here.

Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, appropriating $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program. This second round of funding is still available for eligible entities.

The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury have released guidance for borrowers and lenders, including an FAQ and Interim Final Rules. We are still awaiting the Interim Final Rule regarding loan forgiveness.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Loan Advance

Eligible entities that applied for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan are eligible for a cash advance up to $10,000. Cash advances provide employers $1,000 per employee up to $10,000 maximum. This cash advance can be used to pay sick leave for employees that are unable to work due to the direct effect of COVID-19, maintain payroll, meet increased cost due to disruption of the supply chain, to pay rent or mortgage payments, and for obligations that cannot be met due to revenue loss. Cash advances will be distributed within 3 days of verifying the business’s eligibility. The cash advance will not need to be repaid.

Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act appropriating $10 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and permitting agricultural enterprises with less than 500 employees to be eligible for economic injury disaster loans. The Small Business Administration is currently not accepting new applications due to the high volume from the first round of funding.

The Small Business Administration released additional information about the Economic Disaster Loan and cash advances.

SBA Debt Relief

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program is intended to aid small business who have face economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA will pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020 and will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months. 

Additional Resources and Funding Opportunities

  • LISC Small Business Relief Grants: The Local Initiatives Support Corporation has created a grant fund for small businesses and enterprises affect by COVID-19, with a focus on underserved communities. Applications for a third round LISC Small Business Relief Grant funding will be available starting May 14, 2020.
  • Non-Profit Funding Resources: Resources for non-profits in need of additional funding
  • Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network: The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network provides tools and guidance to small business owners and entrepreneurs.  

Unemployment

The CARES Act allows individuals who previously did not qualify for unemployment (self-employed individuals, gig workers, independent contractors) to be eligible for 39 weeks of unemployment insurance under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Additionally, individuals who have previously exhausted the full 26 weeks of unemployment insurance are eligible to collect an additional 13 weeks of benefits. Individuals eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will receive an additional $600 per week added to their state benefits through July 31, 2020. Newly eligible individuals and individuals who have exhausted their unemployment insurance can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance here

The CARES Act also provides an additional $600 per week added to their state benefits through July 31, 2020 for individuals who previously qualified for unemployment insurance. No additional information must be provided to receive this additional benefit.

Stimulus Checks

Under the CARES Act, stimulus checks will be issued to eligible individuals to aid any financial hardship an individual has encounter during the COVID-19 outbreak. The IRS released the first stimulus checks this week (the week of April 13th).  Eligible single filers with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less will receive a stimulus check of $1,200. Eligible joint filers with an adjusted gross income of $150,000 or less will receive a stimulus check of $2,400. The payment amount for single filers who make between $75,000 and $99,000 and for joint filers who make between $150,000 and $198,000 will be reduced by $5 for every additional $100 they earn over the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds.

If you filed your 2018 or 2019 tax return you will be eligible to receive the stimulus check if you meet the above criteria. The IRS will use their SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to issue stimulus checks for individuals who do not typically file taxes, which includes senior citizens, Social Security recipients and railroad retirees. Other non-filers can go here to fill out information to receive their stimulus checks. Individuals who are nonresident alien individuals, whom a deduction under section 151 is allowed to another taxpayer for a taxable year beginning in the calendar year in which the individual’s taxable year begins, or an estate or trust are not eligible to receive a stimulus check.

The IRS has created a web portal for individuals to provide banking information to receive their check through direct deposit. Individuals with direct deposit will be able to receive their stimulus payment quicker. The IRS has stated it will issue checks based reverse adjusted gross income, ensuring individuals with the lowest income receive their checks first.

Additional information regarding stimulus checks and providing banking information to receive your stimulus check through direct deposit can be found here.

Our office will continue to provide updates regarding unemployment benefits, SBA loan programs and loan advances, and stimulus checks as we receive it. Please continue to check the above government websites for updates as well

Hotlines

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Hotline: 2-1-1

MDPH 24-hour Emergency Hotline: (617) 983-6800

Partners Healthcare Coronavirus Hotline

Supporting Clinicians, Patients and the Public
Phone Number: (617) 724-7000
Open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week

Health Resources

Community Health Centers

Local health centers are advising sick people to call before going in to the center. You can find your closest community health center here: http://www.massleague.org/findahealthcenter/

Hospitals

You can find your closest hospital here: https://www.mhalink.org/MHA/AboutMHA/Hospital_Directory/MHA/About/Hospital_Directory.aspx?hkey=8648e15a-0b04-4e56-b454-b2b360cc1ab5

The CDC shared some helpful guidance on managing anxiety and stress.

You also may wonder how to talk to kids about the coronavirus. PBS offers some advice on how to talk to young kids about coronavirus, and the CDC has recommendations for all ages, including seniors who are most at risk.

It can be stressful just finding enough activities to fill your child’s day and support their learning during school closures. Here’s some advice from a former physician and veteran homeschooling parent on structuring your kid’s time and removing the stress, as well as PBS’s recommendations on de-stressing during the coronavirus.

And as you’re looking for ideas for fun (and stealthily educational) activities to share with your kids, we’ll be keeping this “For Kids” section updated.

Here’s the latest:

Online Museum Tours

Online Zoo Tours

Online Field Trips

For Educators

Education Elements will be hosting a series of free webinars, coffee chats, and 1:1 office hours—all virtual—on topics like planning for long-term virtual learning, equity and school closings, and why psychological safety is more important now than ever.

Don’t reinvent the wheel! Schools and educational organizations, like KIPP, Scholastic, and BrainPOP, are sharing free learning activities to use and tailor for your students’ needs.

The Information Technology Industry Council has also curated digital resources to use with your students.

Khan Academy has provided instructions for how teachers can set-up a free account and structure remote learning using free online learning resources.

EdTechTeacher is regularly publishing blog posts, resources, and webinars to help teachers plan for distant and remote teaching and learning during extended school closings.

The Library of Congress announced online office hours on education resources and teaching ideas using the library’s collections every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm EST. Topics covered this week:

  • Library of Congress 101 (Tuesday) - Library of Congress experts provide suggestions on finding materials from the online collections for your education needs. Highlights to include author talks, free children’s books and more.
  • Spanish flu Resources (Thursday) – Discover Library of Congress resources on the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. Highlights to include an introduction to two collections - Historical Newspapers and Prints and Photographs.

Looking for opportunities to help your community or state during COVID-19? See below for suggestions on donation and volunteer opportunities in MA-04 and across the Commonwealth.

The Washington Post provides a comprehensive overview of how you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have had and fully recovered from COVID-19, please consider signing up with the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project in order to be notified of future information and opportunities to donate plasma.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched a new PPE procurement and donation website, which contains a link for health professionals interested in volunteering to support COVID-19 response efforts.

Medical Volunteers Needed

To support COVID-19 emergency response efforts, Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Medical Society are working to match health and medical volunteers with our communities.

There is an immediate need for respiratory therapists and public health nurses. Additionally, doctors, nurses, and mental health clinicians are needed as volunteers for a remote call center to help answer questions about COVID-19 and to provide mental health support.

Any health care professionals or mental health clinicians interested in volunteering can find more information here: MAResponds.org

Support the Commonwealth

MassGives
With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofits becoming more apparent, robust charitable giving from individuals will be essential to aid nonprofits’ response efforts and to rebuild communities in the pandemic’s aftermath. Visit the website for a searchable list of nonprofits and additional resources to inform your giving.

Massachusetts Service Alliance
List of virtual & in-person volunteering opportunities. Updated daily.

Boston Cares | Volunteering for a Greater Boston
Robust list of volunteer opportunities in Boston and Greater Boston.

Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) COVID-19 response
Raise money on your own, form a team and fundraise, or join a team to volunteer.

Do you have a volunteer or donation opportunity you want Team Moulton to highlight? Please submit a request here!

The ongoing crisis has created stress and anxiety for everyone. But for those already suffering from mental health issues, it can exacerbate symptoms.

You should know that there are still resources available for you. Check them out below.

NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has taken their classes online. If you’re new to NAMI, or looking for a guide to managing your mental health during a crisis, head to their resource page for a great overview of the different services, tips, and resources available.

SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a great tips for social distancing, and offers a Disaster Distress Helpline to provide 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people.

  • Call (800) 985-5990 to connect with trained crisis counselors 24/7
  • Text with a live counselor via SMS, text ‘TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Text “Hablanos” for Spanish at 66746

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidelines for coping with a disaster or traumatic event which can be found here. Tips include:

  • Take care of your body
  • Connect with others
  • Take breaks
  • Stay informed
  • Avoid too much exposure to news
  • Seek help when needed

The CDC also provides guidelines for helping children cope with emergencies which can be found here.

Seeing that the CDC recommends that those 65+ stay home if possible, AARP has provided suggestions on how to fight social isolation caused by the coronavirus which can be found here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. If you or someone you know needs help, please call: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Other resources:

  • Crisis Text Line: 24/7, free, and confidential hotline: text SHARE to 741741
  • Good Samaritans: Telephone: (877) 870-4673

Substance Abuse

Support groups have moved online to continue supporting people’s path to recovery. Here’s a few we’ve found:

Congerssman Seth Moulton's office put together these extraordinarily helpful charts to help us wrap our heads around this rapidly evolving outbreak and understand the urgent need for public health intervention.

Massachusetts

International

Total Confirmed Cases

Source: Our World in Data

Confirmed Cases since 100th Case

This chart allows the reader to compare the trajectory of confirmed cases between countries. The starting point for each country is the day that particular country had reached 100 confirmed cases.

Source: Our World in Data

Daily Confirmed Cases Per Capita

Source: Our World in Data

Confirmed Cases Per Capita

Source: Our World in Data

Confirmed Deaths Per Capita

Source: Our World in Data

I know that student loans can feel like an impossible burden if you are out of work. That’s why Congress suspended principal and interest payments through September for most federal loans with the CARES Act we passed last week.

Federally-held student loan payments are suspended, without interest accruing, but some loans are not included. Perkins Loans and commercially-held Federal Family Education loans do not qualify under the CARES Act. If you are uncertain what type of loans you hold, contact your student loan servicer.

For public servants working towards forgiveness, the suspended payments during this six-month period counts toward your Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) requirements. TEACH grant recipients will receive full-time service credit if your service is interrupted due to COVID-19 over the next 6 months. I hope that helps you stay on track for a career in service.

If your federal student loans are in default, you will receive relief from involuntary collections like wage garnishment over this six-month period.

The federal government will not ask you to pay a fee to suspend your payments. If someone contacts you asking for a fee, it is a scam and should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.

On March 19th, the U.S. State Department upgraded their travel advisory to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

U.S. Citizens are NOT PREVENTED from returning to the United States. Travel restrictions on entry and exit of other countries may interfere with certain travel arrangements.

DHS Travel Graphic - 1

DHS Travel Graphic - 2

Get the latest country-by-country information from the U.S. State Department.

The latest information for travel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available online.

Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19

Widespread ongoing transmission with restrictions on entry to the United States
Widespread ongoing transmission without restrictions on entry to the United States
Ongoing community transmission
Limited community transmission

 

Check the CDC and State Department websites before traveling. Sign up for the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program to get country alerts and register your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy.

Find up to date travel information and services for American Citizens overseas at the State Department website: Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the following symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC Symptoms Infographic

If you are sick

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. If you are sick, here are some helpful tips to prevent spreading the illness:

CDC Tip 1 - Stay Home Stay home except for medical care
CDC Tip 2 - Separate from Others Separate yourself from people and animals at home
CDC Tip 3 - Call Your Doctor Call ahead before visiting your doctor
CDC Tip 4 - Wear a Mask Wear a facemask if you are sick
CDC Tip 5 - Cover Your Cough Cover your coughs and sneezes
CDC Tip 6 - Wash Your Hands Clean your hands often
CDC Tip 7 - Don't Share Items Avoid sharing personal items
CDC Tip 8 - Clean Surfaces Clean and disinfect surfaces
CDC Tip 9 - Watch Symptoms Monitor your symptoms

 

No one should go hungry -- period. Especially not during this time. There are resources available to help feed you and your family. You might be surprised what is out there!

Apply for SNAP, also known as Food stamps. (877) 382-2363 or online.

To apply for SNAP benefits, you need to provide personal information. This includes your Social Security number, birth date, home address (if you have one), income, and expenses. SNAP has certain income guidelines. You can view the SNAP eligibility charts to find the guideline that applies to your household.

Learn about the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program.

Food Banks

Project Bread

Food Source Hotline: 1 (800) 645-8333
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You can find your nearest food pantry here: https://www.foodpantries.org/st/massachusetts

Fuel Assistance

LIHEAP

Many Massachusetts residents do not realize they are eligible for help paying the costs of heating their homes. Call the Cold Relief Heatline at (800) 632-8175 to find out more, or visit the DHCD Resource Locator to get started.

Utility Companies

Eversouce and National Grid are suspending collections activities during the pandemic. Payments are still due as scheduled. National Grid information. Eversource updates can be found here.

Social Services

Alzheimers

The novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their 16 million caregivers. Most notably, public health strategies aimed at limiting contact with others is nearly impossible for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, who rely on family caregivers and others to live their daily lives.

The novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their 16 million caregivers. Most notably, public health strategies aimed at limiting contact with others is nearly impossible for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, who rely on family caregivers and others to live their daily lives.

24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3009

TDD: (866) 403-3073

Substance Abuse

Support groups have moved online to continue supporting people’s path to recovery.

Here’s a few we’ve found:

Herren Project

Former NBA player and Massachusetts native Chris Herren’s online support group.

The Phoenix

Free resource offering online support meetings, yoga, and other classes.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1 (800) 799−7233

TTY 1 (800) 787−3224

Chat: thehotline.org

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