COVID-19

WHAT IS COVID-19?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019.

HOW IS THE COVID-19 SPREAD?

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person. It is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on people who are nearby (within 6 feet). It may also be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a recently contaminated surface or object and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

Visit Boston.gov for more information on COVID-19.

The Charlestown Coalition is carefully monitoring and assessing the developments and consequences of COVID-19 and its impact on the Charlestown Community, our partners, and loved ones. In an effort to continue addressing the needs of the community, we've compiled a resource packet to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Please check back frequently as this resource will be updated as new information is released.

As the Coronavirus emerged in Massachusetts in early March, the Charlestown Coalition quickly shifted our services and programming to respond to the community needs, while maintaining the City and State protocols and requirements. This report reflects the work of the coalition during the surge of COVID, from March 16-June 30, 2020.

Community organizations have compiled a list of local food resources during COVID-19. *Please note, information is subject to change. Please contact service providers directly.


Click here to view the 2020 Charlestown Family Support Circle Summer Resource Flyer for youth and families.

Click here to view the Charlestown Family Support Circle Resource Flyer that includes a list of Community-Based Organizations serving youth and families during COVID-19.

Click here to view the Charlestown Coalition's Resource Flyer that includes a list of helpful hotline phone numbers and a checklist to prepare and protect families in case of a COVID-19 outbreak at home.

Check out the Charlestown Coalition's How To Use: Zoom Reference Guide for a quick introduction to using the video conference app Zoom for virtual communication.

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During our 8th Race & Equity Discussion, community members were posed with the question, "How has the pandemic changed your perspective on race, gender, and civil rights?" Youth leaders from Turn It Around jumped at the chance to answer and responded that they've experienced a mostly positive impact from the Covid crisis. Zoom meetings have allowed them to meet new people and has given them the opportunity to join race advocacy groups they weren't able to before the pandemic. They are also learning more about racism in today's world as opposed to what racism looked like through a historical lens. We are so grateful for all who were able to attend and encourage others who wish to connect to their neighbors to join us next month. #raceandequity #communitysupport #inthistogether #healing #reflection #pandemic ... See MoreSee Less

During our 8th Race & Equity Discussion, community members were posed with the question, How has the pandemic changed your perspective on race, gender, and civil rights? Youth leaders from Turn It Around jumped at the chance to answer and responded that theyve experienced a mostly positive impact from the Covid crisis. Zoom meetings have allowed them to meet new people and has given them the opportunity to join race advocacy groups they werent able to before the pandemic. They are also learning more about racism in todays world as opposed to what racism looked like through a historical lens. We are so grateful for all who were able to attend and encourage others who wish to connect to their neighbors to join us next month. #raceandequity #communitysupport #inthistogether #healing #reflection #pandemic

Public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed 201 Rutherford Avenue project in Charlestown. Public comment encouraged.

The proposed project consists of the redevelopment of approximately 46,407 square feet of an undeveloped portion of the Bunker Hill Mall and includes the construction of a residential building with approximately 240 residential units together with residential amenities, surface and structured parking, and landscaping improvements. The project as proposed does not include any commercial space. The public is encouraged to attend.

Register in advance for this meeting:
bit.ly/201RutherfordPublic

Toll-free call-in number: 833.568.8864
Meeting ID: 161 554 8232

You can also submit comments and review the project documents and milestones at:
www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/201-rutherford-avenue
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Public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed 201 Rutherford Avenue project in Charlestown. Public comment encouraged.

The proposed project consists of the redevelopment of approximately 46,407 square feet of an undeveloped portion of the Bunker Hill Mall and includes the construction of a residential building with approximately 240 residential units together with residential amenities, surface and structured parking, and landscaping improvements. The project as proposed does not include any commercial space.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Register in advance for this meeting:
http://bit.ly/201RutherfordPublic

Toll-free call-in number: 833.568.8864
Meeting ID: 161 554 8232

You can also submit comments and review the project documents and milestones at:
www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/201-rutherford-avenueImage attachment
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