COVID-19

COVID-19

Health Care For All has compiled resources to help keep individuals and families in Massachusetts safe and healthy during the current outbreak of COVID-19:

Novel Coronavirus Preparedness and Information | City of Somerville

Updates on COVID-19 Outbreak

Sign up for Massachusetts COVID-19 Text Alerts

To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

You can also call the informational and referral hotline, 211.

For updates about the Boston area, use the corresponding information below:

For daily text message updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boston, send a TEXT MESSAGE containing a KEYWORD below to 99-411. Please only use plain characters (no accents, etc.).

BOSCOVID (English)
BOSEspanol
BOSFrancais
BOSKreyol
BOSkriolu
BOSPortugues

For COVID-19 updates on the Boston.Gov website:

Español | Spanish: boston.gov/covid-19-es
中文 | Chinese: boston.gov/covid-19-zh
Kreyòl ayisyen | Haitian Creole: boston.gov/covid-19-hc
Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese: boston.gov/covid-19-vi
kriolu | Cape Verdean: boston.gov/covid-19-cv
Русский | Russian: boston.gov/covid-19-ru
العربية | Arabic: boston.gov/covid-19-ar
Português | Portuguese: boston.gov/covid-19-pt
Français | French: boston.gov/covid-19-fr
Af-Soomali | Somali: boston.gov/covid-19-so
 
Updates from Governor Baker and other state officials can be found here:

Cases in Massachusetts

To view the current number of cases in Massachusetts as well as more information about monitoring and quarantine, you may use the following link from the official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring

How to stay safe: Stop the spread!

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued a handout (also available in other languages) explaining the best practices to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus and Public Charge

See the links below to find information about access to COVID-19 testing and treatment for immigrants, answers to questions about how these changing circumstances affect public charge rules, and how to help.

English

Portuguese

US Citizenship and Immigration Services encourages everyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms to seek medical treatment, with such treatment not being held against anyone in a public charge test: https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge