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CDC guidance for people at risk for higher illness

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fhigh-risk-complications.html

 

Massachusetts State Health COVID-19 Information and Referral-24/7

Dial 2-1-1

State-run hotline with up-to-date information

https://www.mass.gov/news/state-health-officials-announce-launch-of-2-1-1-to-provide-covid-19-information-and-referrals

 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information

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

 

John A. Hartford Foundation

Comprehensive list of resources for older adults, family caregivers, and healthcare providers. 

https://www.johnahartford.org/dissemination-center/view/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-resources-for-older-adults-family-caregivers-and-health-care-providers

 

 

Resources to Get You Through

Village Neighbors

We are not providing rides right now but we can help with grocery and prescription pick-ups and friendly phone calls for members!

 

Western Massachusetts Community Mutual Aid Network

Volunteer network offering grocery and prescription pick-ups and other kinds of support for residents in Hampshire and Franklin Counties

Email for help: WMA.MutualAid@gmail.com

https://www.wmacma.com/

 

LifePath COVID-19 Community Resources and Information

LifePath, an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), is a private, non-profit that provides and coordinates a variety of services for elders, disabled persons, and caregivers in Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Berkshire counties as well as the North Quabbin region.  Their website provides up-to-date information on a variety of community resources.
https://lifepathma.org/resources/covid-19-coronavirus/how-lifepath-can-help 

 

Tips for Personal Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Coronavirus Safety Tips, American Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html

 

How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus When Grocery Shopping

https://www.consumerreports.org/food-shopping/how-to-protect-yourself-from-coronavirus-when-grocery-shopping/

 

Everything you need to know about hand washing to protect against COVID-19

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/everything-you-need-know-about-washing-your-hands-protect-against-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Emotional Support Resources

 

Disaster Distress Helpline

24/7, free, national hotline providing crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This number is toll-free, multilingual, and confidential. 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66745.

 

Emergency Crisis Services

Free, confidential, 24/7 hotline services for any residents in Franklin and Hampshire counties, and the North Quabbin area.

 

            Franklin County: 413-774-5411

            North Quabbin: 978-249-3141

            Hampshire Country: 413-586-555

 

Domestic violence 24/7 hotline

The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) is the sexual and domestic violence crisis center of Franklin County and the North Quabbin

24/7: 413-772-0806

Toll free: 888-249-0806

Coronavirus anxiety: coping with stress, fear, and uncertainty

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety.htm

 

CDC Stress and Coping Advice

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

 

Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Outbreak, National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/covid/COVID_managing_stress.asp

 

Pandemic Resources, American Psychological Association

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics

 

Free Mindfulness Resources to Find Calm During the COVID-19 Outbreak

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-resources-for-calm-during-covid-outbreak/

 

IamFine Free Daily Check-In Call Service

Automated daily check-in call.  Free during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

https://dailycall.iamfine.com/

 

Grandparenting in the time of COVID-19

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/grandparenting-in-the-time-of-covid-19-2020032119261