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Updated: Mar 30, 2020

State and Local Resources

· is the Commonwealth’s comprehensive landing page for news and resources on the virus. You can also call 2-1-1 to reach the state COVID-19 hotline or text “COVIDMA” to 888-777 for SMS updates from state authorities.

· Malden bulletin and information on the COVID-19 outbreak:

· Unemployment resources for those who have just lost their job or had their hours reduced.

· Welfare resources for those struggling to buy food or other necessaries.

· Fuel assistance to heat your home.

· Housing assistance and resources from the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association.

· Protection against eviction or mortgage default, per the Division of Banks, as well as resources to help make rent.

· For essential workers, establishment of temporary emergency child care programs - and a FAQ.

· Employee rights and employer obligations during the COVID-19 emergency, including some resources for small business operators.

· Resources for health care coverage at MassHealth or through the Health Connector (enrollment has been reopened and extended through April 25).

· Access to telehealth, including full coverage telehealth for medically necessary services related to COVID-19.

· Resources for emotional and mental health.

· Educational resources for parents whose children are unexpectedly out of school.

· Driver’s license extensions, inspection waivers, and other assistance at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

· Relaxation of certain real estate transaction requirements currently difficult to achieve.

· Extensions on terms for professional licenses and particularly for health profession licenses.

· Farmer’s markets, food safety, and other agricultural resources.

· Veterans can still access Chapter 115 benefits by calling their local VSO.

· Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

· MA Dept of Veteran's Services S.A.V.E. Team: 1-888-844-2838

· Homeless Veteran Hotline: 1-888-866-2838

Federal Resources

· is the federal government’s comprehensive landing page for news and resources on the virus.

· Talking to your kids about COVID-19, from the CDC and from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

· Information on student loans and interest during Covid-19.

· Information from the IRS on federal tax filing here and here.

· Resource page from U.S. Senator Markey

Non-Governmental Resources

· Information and tools regarding civil legal issues

· Information on consumer protections.

· Resources for seniors from the AARP.

· Additional food resources for families as well as a food resource hotline: 800-645-8333

· Resources on how to mitigate harm for those who are misusing narcotics.

· Resources for bartenders through the United States Bartenders Guild.

· Flexible cash assistance through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

· Information on access to behavioral health care.

· Information and guidance on social isolation and how to combat it, from AARP

· Resources for immigrants or refugees.

· Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 hotline: (800) 272-3009

· National Domestic Violence hotline: (800) 799-7233; TTY 1 (800) 787-3225

· Tipped worker emergency fund.

· Resources for those in recovery from The Phoenix, The Herren Project, and AA.

· Grants and community empowerment events for veterans.

· Programs, services and goods for Massachusetts veterans.

· The Disabled Veterans Department of Massachusetts offers resources for disabled vets.

· American Legion department of MA has resources for veterans as well: 617-727-2966

State Resources

MA Office of Housing and Economic Development

· COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses (This is the Baker administration’s main landing page for business support during the COVID-19 emergency)

· If the function of your business is not listed, but you believe that it is essential, you may request designation as an essential business here.

MA Department of Revenue (DOR)

· Sales and Use Taxes: Due dates for the filing of returns and making payments for sales and use taxes have been changed for some vendors. Review the details of the emergency regulation amendment.

· Room Occupancy Excise for operators: Due dates for the filing of returns, and making payments, for room occupancy excise have been changed for some operators. This does not apply to intermediaries. Review the details of the emergency regulation amendment.

· Meals Tax and Room Occupancy Excise: Late File and Late Pay Penalties will be waived for meals vendors, operators, and intermediaries that do not qualify for the relief mentioned above under “Room Occupancy Excise for operators.” See Technical Information Release 20-2 for details.

· State tax filing deadline: The State tax filing deadline will be extended to July 15th.

MA Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

· The MGCC authorized a $10 million fund to provide emergency capital of up to $75,000 for businesses and non-profits with under 50 full-time and part-time employees. Loans are immediately available and no payments will be due for the first six months.

· The first $10 million authorization was depleted during the first week of availability, but the MGCC is expected to recapitalize the fund with an additional $10 million.

MA Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

· The fastest way to file a claim is to apply for unemployment benefits online. If you need help filing your unemployment claim, please use this form to contact DUA.

· The Legislature is discussing additional steps to expand access to unemployment benefits (the one-week waiting period for benefits has already been waived).

· DUA is holding Virtual Town Halls to walk people through filing unemployment claims.

Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Federal Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

· Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Any interested business needs to apply directly to the SBA.

· The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 18, 2020.

U.S. Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Grants

· $100 million in Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) available to help address the workforce-related impacts related to COVID-19.

· DWGs will provide eligible participants with both disaster-relief employment and employment and training activities. These participants can include dislocated workers, workers who were laid-off as a result of the disaster, self-employed individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the disaster, and long-term unemployed individuals.

· The full advisory is here.

Updated: May 12, 2020

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to pose a public health concern in Massachusetts, I would like to assure everyone that the Legislature and state public health officials are doing everything possible to monitor the spread of the virus and enact precautions to protect the health and safety of all residents of the commonwealth. To keep updated with information surrounding COVID-19 and the spread of the virus throughout the commonwealth, please visit:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Centers for Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO)

Unemployment Info

City of Malden Info


Starting on Wednesday, March 18th, ​students and families can pick up students’ free breakfast and lunch by driving through the Salemwood “loop” or the Malden High School Prescott Street lot (between CVS and MHS), or by simply walking up to the distribution table located in these lots. For those driving to the site, we will bring the packaged meals to the passenger side window. For walkers, we will hand you the meals. Hours for Pick Up as of March 18th: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday) Other Important Information ➢ Meals are ​FREE to all Malden students​. ➢ Student does not have to be present​ to receive the meals. ➢ Recipients will receive ​both breakfast and lunch meals at the same time​ so that you do not have to make multiple trips. ➢ Meals are available Monday through Friday.

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