COVID-19 Weekend Update: Stay Home, Stop the Spread, Save Lives 4/4/20

Stay Home, Stop the Spread, Save Lives

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

A surge in cases in Massachusetts is expected during the month of April, and the next few weeks will be critical in terms of physical distancing and slowing the spread of the virus as much as possible. Residents are urged to stay home and avoid contact with others whenever they can, stay at least 6 feet from other people at all times, and wash their hands and clean and sanitize surfaces frequently. We need everyone to do their part so we can mitigate the impact of the expected surge. Please help communicate this critical message to friends, neighbors and your networks.

Per new data and CDC guidance issued Friday (4/3), based on how asymptomatic people can unknowingly spread the virus, it's a good idea to wear a nonmedical cloth mask when out on essential errands. If you have medical grade supplies, please donate them here (state) or here (city) to be used by our medical professionals. According to the NYT, a study published Friday (4/3) in the journal Nature found that flat surgical face masks significantly reduced the number of virus-carrying droplets that mask wearers released into the surrounding air.

Here are some easy ways to make a mask at home (no sewing required): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieI7HITRm3c#action=share

Helpful Links:

Mass.Gov/covid19

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Unemployment & COVID-19

Dept. Of Transitional Assistance Online Portal

Emergency Childcare Site

MBTA.com/covid19

COVID-19 Cost Eligibility and Tracking Guidance

Complete List of Emergency Orders & Guidance

These are really hard times. Please take care of yourself. We will get through this together.

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