PHIWM's Response to COVID-19
Our office is currently closed, while staff continue to work remotely. All meetings are virtual. Check with individual staff for their availability.
We are working to pivot our efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis. Please read a message from Jessica Collins, Executive Director.
We want to thank all of the individuals and organizations in our region for joining us in the Blink Your Light campaign that started many months ago. As the days grow longer, we are phasing out the #BlinkYourLight campaign, but please take action in other ways to thank our healthcare workers.
We all have a role to play to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here are some important prevention strategies:
- Practice good hygiene
- Physically distance yourself from others
- Wear a face covering in public
- Know the symptoms
- Be kind
- Dispel myths
- Advocate and donate
413Cares.org, our online community resource database, provides an up-to-date listing of COVID-19 resources. Use the search bar below to find resources in your area.
For up-to-date alerts about the coronavirus in Massachusetts, text COVIDMA to 888-777. For Spanish-language text alerts, Envíe COVIDMAESP al 888-777.
COIVD-19 data can help inform the response to COVID-19. Having data by race/ethnicty, socio-economic status, language, disability status, age, gender, and geography can help us understand where the burden of the disease is falling, and thus more effectively respond to COVID-19 and support our communities. PHIWM is advocating for expanded demographic data collection about COVID-19. To learn more about COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, click here.