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Updated 4/8/20

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 

 

What To Do

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.
PLEASE NOTE: Buoy does not replace emergency medical care, but it may be used as a support for residents during the COVID-19 outbreak to connect them with appropriate health care resources if they display coronavirus symptoms.
Buoy Health’s online 24/7 tool is free for Massachusetts residents and uses current COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

www.buoyhealth.com

Stop the Spread of Germs

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Detenga la Propagación de Gérmenes

Symptoms of Coronavirus

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Social Distancing
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Distanciamiento Social

10 Tips for at home Quaratine
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Use Cloth Face Coverings
DIY cloth face covering instructions
Coping with Stress and Fear
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What you need to know about Coronavirus

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Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus

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Talking to Children about COVID-19

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Guide to Helping Families Cope
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Guía para ayudar a las familias a sobrellevar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Products

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Fighting Products FAQ

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Local Information

West Springfield | MassachusettsHospitals 

 

West Springfield

WS COVID-19 Information - Updates on West Springfield's response to the Coronavirus.

WS News Center - Updates from the Town of West Springfield

WSPS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information / Resources

WSPS Community Reource Guide updated with changes due to COVID-19 

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Massachusetts

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.

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.

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. 

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Hospitals

Baystate Medical Center | Mercy Hospital | Holyoke Medical Center | Noble Hospital | Cooley Dickinson Hospital

 

Baystate Medical Center

759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413.794.0000

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

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. 

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Mercy Hospital

271 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104
413.748.9000

Coronavirus: What you need to know

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. 

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Holyoke Medical Center

575 Beech Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
413.345.5438

COVID-19 Informatin Update

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.

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Noble Hospital (Baystate Noble Hospital)

115 West Silver Street
Westfield, MA 01085
413.568.2811

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

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

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital

30 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413.582.2000

Coronavirus Resources

Policy and Procedure changes

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/

  

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Health Organizations

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

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

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
Symptoms - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html#more-information
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

 

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