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Coronavirus Resources

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Recommended Resources and Links

General Resources:

For Residents Experiencing Job Loss or Loss of Income

CDC Information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

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

MA DESE:  http://www.doe.mass.edu/sfs/emergencyplan/covid19.html

Filing for unemployment: https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-unemployment-and-coronavirus-covid-19

Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/local/massachusetts/about-us/locations/northeast-massachusetts.html

Free Meals

Northshore Food Pantries: https://essexcountyhungerrelief.org/find_food?town-served=All

Our Neighbors Table (serves: Amesbury, Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, South Hampton, and West Newbury): https://www.ourneighborstable.org/

Article with link that is updated frequently: https://patch.com/massachusetts/andover/coronavirus-ma-where-get-meals-during-school-closures

Salvation Army: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/massachusetts_salvation_army_f.html

Interactive map for school meals (mainly in the boston area): https://www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston#map–409806

Emergency Shelters: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/find-emergency-family-shelter

Resources on Talking to Children:

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

What to Say to Help Kids Feel Calm When the World Feels Fragile

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus

Information on COVID-19 and Social Distancing:

https://medium.com/@ariadnelabs/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-day-ac21d7fa78b4

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

Mental Health:

https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/?fbclid=IwAR3H1GS2niqHadWiTf1XJi0xXoYQL0i3QWpVWTAgrzRSj7x3-EKryf9fy9w

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Quick Expert Tips to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety

COVID-19 Lockdown Guide: How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine

Free Internet Resources:

Many Internet providers are stepping up to offer free Internet services to low income households and households with children. If you do not see your service provider listed, please contact them to determine if they have a similar offer.

Spectrum

https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist

Xfinity

https://wifi.xfinity.com/

AT&T
https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
Verizon

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus