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As the COVID-19 Response Command Center and other agencies and organizations provide updates on COVID-19, I wanted to share with you the new information being reported:

Statewide Updates

  • In Massachusetts, there is a total of 13,827 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 76,429 tests have been performed. 
  • Starting Sunday, a new drive-thru testing site for first responders opened at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. This site will be open seven days a week with tests done by-appointment-only with results available in 24-48 hours.
  • The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has launched a COVID-19 resources page for consumers. This will provide the most relevant and timely information about where consumers can access fresh, local food from farmers and producers across the Commonwealth. You can visit this page here.
  • If you or someone you know is at risk for sexual and domestic violence, service providers are still accessible. You can find local services by clicking here. You can also call SafeLink, the statewide domestic violence hotline, at 1-877-785-2020.
  • To file an unemployment claim, visit here. If you have trouble filing a claim, please contact my office for assistance.
  • Anyone feeling overwhelmed with sadness, anxiety or stress, or who wants to harm themselves or others, can access the mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention program Call2Talk by dialing 2-1-1. Call2Talk is also available by calling 508-532-2255 or by texting C2T to 741741.
  • Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to receive daily text updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Local Updates

  • Representative Garlick will be sharing information tomorrow at 10am regarding a virtual office hours pilot program, where constituents will be able to share their issues and concerns. Please stay tuned to your email for more information.
  • In Needham, you can now drop off masks, gloves, goggles, and other items at the Rosemary Recreation Complex. A bin will be outside from 10-4 Monday through Friday. Items will be donated to first responders, healthcare personnel, and other frontline workers to keep them healthy and safe.
  • In Dover, the Parks and Recreation Department is having a weekly storytime. This week the Director of Parks and Rec, Mark Ghiloni, read “Ivy the Very Determined Dog” and you can watch on their Facebook Page here.
  • In Medfield, the Town of Medfield has created a survey for small businesses to fill out. This survey will help the Town identify and support the needs of the business community. To access this survey click here.

In addition to these updates, my office is still accessible so please continue to reach out and we will get back to you.
EmailDenise.Garlick@mahouse.gov
Phone: 617-722-2380

Our local boards of health, the Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control are continuing to maintain websites with the most updated information regarding COVID-19 that you can access here:
Needham Health Department Updateshttp://www.needhamma.gov/85/Public-Health
Medfield Updateshttp://www.town.medfield.net/1860/Coronavirus-Info-COVID-19
Dover Updateshttp://doverma.org/
Department of Public Healthhttps://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19, call 2-1-1, or text COVIDMA to 888-777.
Centers for Disease Controlhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html