Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition’s activities have been put on hold as our members focus on the critical issues at hand for the employer community. To continue our support for Massachusetts employers, we have compiled a list of helpful resources:

 

 

We hope that this information is useful, and we encourage the employer community to utilize and share these resources.

Information related to our campaign addressing potentially avoidable emergency department use is available here.

 

Please contact us with any questions. 

Online Health Assistant

 
  • Massachusetts residents can visit www.Buoy.com/mass to get advice from an online health assistant safely at home, for free. Buoy will connect you with the appropriate health care resource based on your symptoms and risk factors for COVID-19.  Here’s how it works:
    • Tell Buoy about your symptoms and risk factors

    • Figure out if you should be tested for COVID-19

    • Get directed to the most appropriate health care resource

    • Learn about the virus, access prevention tips, and more

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Business Resources

  • Reopening Massachusetts

    • This guide shares how the Massachusetts economy will be re-opened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance.

  • AIM COVID-19 Resource Page

    • Check out this list of resources for answers to many of your COVID-19-related business questions, including information on the phased reopening of the Massachusetts economy.

  • Business Resources and Guidance

    • Learn more about the Baker-Polito Administration’s guidance for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

    • This list of resources from the CDC provides guidance on ways for businesses to plan for, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

  • Child Care Programs

    • Visit the Department of Early Education and Care’s website for information on the re-opening of child care services.

  • Department of Revenue COVID-9 Update

    • Has your revenue been affected by COVID-19? Take a look at this guide from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for information on filing extensions and more.

  • Insurance FAQs

    • Wondering how your business’s insurance plans may be affected by COVID-19? Check out this resource from the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.

  • Paycheck Protection Program Loan Information

    • This loan program helps small businesses that want to keep their employees on payroll during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • School Reopening Guidance and Updates

    • The MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education released initial guidance on June 25 for school reopening this fall that outlines health and safety requirements for potential in-person learning, and a requirement that each district and school plan for remote learning and a hybrid school model should local conditions change this fall or winter.

  • Telework Information from the Department of Public Health

    • Having trouble implementing telework in your workplace? Check out these resources for guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Health Plan Resources

 

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Public Health Resources

 

 

 

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Social Services Resources

 
  • Mass 211 – Dial 2-1-1

    • Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources.

  • Meal Sites during School Closure

    • Many schools and community partners are  making meals available to students while school is closed.

  • Project Bread

    • Relief for families and households in Massachusetts needing food assistance during this challenging time. 

  • Resources for Families During the Pandemic from Health Law Advocates

    • FAQ on Special Education and Children with Mental Health Needs

    • Recommendations for Supporting Children and Families Who Have Experienced Trauma and Stress During the Pandemic

  • Unemployment Assistance

    • The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Unemployment Assistance, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor, are taking a series of actions to assist workers and employers during COVID-19.

  • United Way COVID-19 Family Fund

    • United Way established a COVID-19 Family Support Fund, offering one-time grants of up to $2000 to help families impacted by the crisis meet their basic needs. 

 

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