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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free meals to all youth and teens at various locations and times across the City. Learn more about meal distribution locations here:

 

YMCA at Wang — 8 Oak St 8am-12pm

Blackstone Elementary School — 380 Shawmut Ave 8:30am-11:30am

Vibrant Boston Community Center at Lenox/Camden —136 Lenox St 8am-12pm

YMCA at Huntington Ave — 316 Huntington Ave 8am-12pm

 

As part of our efforts to continue serving our students, Boston Public Schools are providing Chromebooks to students who do not have consistent access to a computer at home. Parents can fill out this application and email their school principal to receive an appointment time to pick up their student's device to avoid creating crowds.

 

The City of Boston has launched a website for residents to find local restaurants that remain open for take-out and delivery service during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

CITY OF BOSTON OPERATIONS

All essential City of Boston services such as public safety, public health and maintenance operations including street cleaning, trash and recycling pick up, etc will continue to be in operation.

 

For additional information go to City of Boston http://boston.gov/coronavirus to learn about resources and updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. If you have questions; call the City's hotline at 3-1-1 to get connected to a department.

 

Statewide stay-at-home order went into effect last week. Below is list of essential business is open.

Essential businesses and services that can remain open include:

  • Healthcare and human-services providers (such as hospitals, clinics and group homes);

  • Companies working on Covid-19-related medicines and vaccines or that provide or deliver services to them;

  • Pharmacies and grocery stores and the companies that deliver to them;

  • Restaurants that provide takeout and delivery;

  • Utility companies;

  • Gas stations;

  • Transit systems, ride-share companies, airports and airlines;

  • Communications companies, IT support desks, network operations centers;

  • Hotels;

  • The media;

  • Laundromats;

  • Financial services that process and maintain transactions, including banks;

  • Chemical companies;

  • Defense contractors.

New COVID-19 Screening Location 

In an effort to expand testing capacity, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children (Tufts MC) has opened aCOVID-19 screening site at the Josiah Quincy School, 885 Washington Street,Boston. Laboratory testing will take place at Tufts Medical Center.  

 

Testing will be available from:

7 am – 7 pm Monday – Friday

7 am – 5 pm on Saturday/Sunday

 

Strict safety protocols, rigorous infection prevention and control procedures, and the same thorough daily cleaning measures taken at the Medical Center, are also in place to ensure the safety of everyone in the community.

These measures include:

• installing protective surface coverings

• setting up partitions within the cafeteria

• frosting windows for privacy

• installing an industrial level HEPA-filter negative pressure HVAC system in the school cafeteria.

 

COVID-19 Testing and Criteria: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/COVIDTesting

 

COVID-19 Screening Site FAQ: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/COVIDTesting/FAQ