Novel Coronavirus - COVID 19
Information & Resources
What To Do - resources for identifying symptoms and limiting the spread of COVID-19
Local Information - links to information from West Springfield, Massachusetts, and local hospitals
Health Organizations - links to information form the MA Department of Public Health, the CDC, and WHO
UPDATE: Links to information regarding MA Reopening Plan have been added in the MA section of Local Information
On 3/27/20, the Baker-Polito Administration launched the Buoy Health’s Symptom Checker, an online resource for MA residents to check their symptoms and connect with the appropriate health care resource.
Stop the Spread of Germs
Symptoms of Coronavirus
10 Tips for at home Quaratine
Use Cloth Face Coverings
Coping with Stress and Fear
What you need to know about Coronavirus
What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus
Talking to Children about COVID-19
Guide to Helping Families Cope
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products
Fighting Products FAQ
WS COVID-19 Information - Updates on West Springfield's response to the Coronavirus.
WS News Center - Updates from the Town of West Springfield
WSPS Community Reource Guide - updated with changes due to COVID-19
MA Reopening Plan
COVID-19 Public Resources Map - MEMA, with MA VOAD, developed this resource with the location of resources available to the public, such as food banks, houses of worship, and Project Bread site locations. Please note that this map is not inclusive of all resources.
MA COVID-19 Response Dashboard - MEMA developed this site which is continuously updated and captures information about current COVID 19 stats.
MA Department of Public Health - Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Updates on Massachusetts' response to the Coronavirus
Sign up for Massachusetts COVID-19 text alerts text COVIDMA to 888-777.
Call the informational and referral hotline, 211 - All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.
Network of Care MA - a directory of over 5,000 Mental Health programs and organizations across the Commonwealth, searchable by keyword and zip code.
FrontlineMA - The MA Attorney General's site with information on free/discounted meals, PPE access, testing, child care, housing, and ways support and send them messages.
Employee Rights and Employer Obligations FAQ - Guidance for employers and employees from the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division.
Information on Unemployment and Coronavirus - resources and guidance from the MA Department of Unemployment Assistance.
Información de desempleo de Massachusetts sobre el virus COVID-19 - Spanish language online, mobile-friendly, unemployment benefits application.
MA RMV - COVID-19 Information - info on the impact of COVID-19 on RMV services including details on the measures being taken at Service Centers and AAA offices.
Baystate Medical Center | Mercy Hospital | Holyoke Medical Center | Noble Hospital | Cooley Dickinson Hospital
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Visitor Policy - If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms or concerns about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exposure, please do not visit the hospital. Instead, call for medical guidance.
271 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104
Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
575 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency department, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms, travel history, or potential COVID-19 exposure.
115 West Silver Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Visitor Policy - If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms or concerns about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exposure, please do not visit the hospital. Instead, call for medical guidance
30 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01060
If you have only cold symptoms or a low grade fever, call your provider. Do not go to the Emergency Department and do not go to your provider’s office or a walk-in urgent care clinic.
At Cooley Dickinson, we have a triage call system in place that will address each person’s unique situation. Once we have your information, and if it meets the screening criteria, your provider will reach out to the Mass Department of Public Health (DPH) for guidance and possible testing, but there is a shortage of test kits so currently DPH will test only those with the highest risk.
If you are sick enough to see a health care provider, call your provider’s office before going to their office. If you have been in close contact with someone who has laboratory-proven coronavirus, call before going to the provider’s office.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
- See more at: https://www.cooleydickinson.org/2020/03/coronavirus-q-a/
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)
Coronavirus Overview - www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
About COVID-19 - www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19
Today’s Current Cases in Massachusetts - www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring
Preparation in Massachusetts - www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-preparation-in-massachusetts
Governor Baker's State of Emergency Declaration - www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-declares-state-of-emergency-to-support-commonwealths-response-to-coronavirus
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
Latest Updates - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
Protect Yourself and Your Family - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html
If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html
High Risk & Special Populations - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/index.html
Travel Information - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
World Health Organization (WHO)
Main Page for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak - www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
Updates, Information and More - www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Global Situation Dashboard - extranet.who.int/publicemergency