Guidance and Resources Related to COVID-19

February 03, 2022

We are living in a time when news changes quickly, and it is important to stay informed with accurate and unbiased information. The Foundation will continue to update this page with resources and relevant news throughout the pandemic.

Reliable sources of information

To find testing sites and filter by a variety of features, including whether free tests are available for children and uninsured individuals, visit

The CDC, MA Department of Public Health, and your local Public Health Department are all excellent resources.

For the latest guidance for schools, visit the website for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - COVID19 updates

The Foundation produces MetroWest-specific summaries of MA DPH's weekly reports. Find the latest case and testing data on the MetroWest COVID-19 Data Dashboard, and the latest vaccination data on the MetroWest Vaccine Equity Dashboard

For a report on how COVID19 impacted MetroWest in the initial months, see our Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on MetroWest (from July 2020). An updated overview highlighting strengths and challenges of regional pandemic response efforts can be found in the COVID-19 Impact Report (published Fall 2021).


    Behavioral Health

    Access to Healthcare
    • Health Care for All has information sheets in multiple languages for accessing prescription medications, navigating public charge amidst the pandemic, and other related topics
      • Call the HelpLine (1-800-272-4233) for questions related to public charge and the chilling effect, COVID19-related care, and getting connected to health insurance coverage.
    • Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) offers immigration-related, multilingual coronavirus resources
    • The Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey has made flyers in Portuguese, Spanish, and English to remind individuals of their right to health care regardless of immigration status
    General Resources

    Supporting Children and Families

    Resources geared towards agencies

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