27 Mar Council on Aging Daily Update
Friday March 27th, 2020
As of today, Friday March 27th, all travelers arriving in Massachusetts are instructed to self quarantine for 14 days. Instructions will be posted at transit hubs, etc. Designated service workers will be exempted from this requirement.Know anybody coming back from somewhere else…snowbirds perhaps?
Buoy Health has launched an online symptom checker in Massachusetts. Find it at: www.buoy.com/mass
Earlier today Massachusetts announced that the date for filing state personal income taxes has been pushed ahead to july 15th. This makes it consistent with the Feds…
Berkshire Food Project is open for grab and go meals and emergency groceries on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 -1:00. www.berkshirefoodproject.org for information.
The Friendship Food Pantry in North Adams will be open on Wednesday April 1st from 10:00 to 2:00 and from 3:30 to 5:30. They’re now being operated from the St. Elizabeth Friendship Food Pantry, www.friendshipfoodpantry.org for more information.
The Salvation Army Food Pantry is operating on Tuesdays from 12:00-3:00 PM. Meet at the front door. COVID emergency food supplies are available as well, contact Major Corno at 663.7987.
In Williamstown, the St.Patrick/St Raphael Food Pantry will begin weekly operations until further notice. 9:30 Am-noon.The same plan will be effective for the duration, cars utilize Mission Park Drive to circle around the church, stay in your cars and someone will attend to you. Walkers come to the front of the line and they’ll try to serve you first. Absolutely nobody will be allowed in the building.
The First Baptist Church in North Adams will be providing a HOT grab and go meal this Saturday, March 28, from 11:00 to 12:00 PM. There are also some groceries available.
Masshealth has also expanded eligibility and coverage in response to this pandemic. You can find out more at www.mass.gov/topics/masshealth
Helpful phone numbers for COVID-19 info and support;
Berkshire Health Systems Helpline, 855.262.5465
Mass 211 has established a COVID support line. Massachusetts residents can call 2-1-1 for real time COVID-19 information and referrals in multiple languages.