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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Looking for things to do during school vacation week?

For April School Vacation Week 2021 (April 19-23), @highlandstreetfoundation partnered with the New England Patriots Foundation and several nonprofit organizations to provide educational and cultural experiences including StoryWalks at ten parks around Boston, free admission to The Patriots Hall of Fame, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Franklin Park Zoo, Discovery Museum , Eric Carle Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Stone Zoo, Capron Park Zoo, Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries and more.
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Looking for things to do during school vacation week? 

For April School Vacation Week 2021 (April 19-23), @highlandstreetfoundation partnered with the New England Patriots Foundation and several nonprofit organizations to provide educational and cultural experiences including StoryWalks at ten parks around Boston, free admission to The Patriots Hall of Fame, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Franklin Park Zoo, Discovery Museum , Eric Carle Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Stone Zoo, Capron Park Zoo, Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries and more.

A little snow won't stop us from cleaning up the Peace Park, right??! We're just glad it's next week and not today!! So mark your calendars and dust off the garden tools, it's time for spring whether the weather thinks so or not!

When: April 22nd, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Charlestown Peace Park, of course!
Who: EVERYONE is invited!!

See you there! #turnitaround #communitysupport @KennedyFSC
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Turn It Around is a group where youth of all backgrounds can come together to support one another in a safe and welcoming environment in an effort to create positive change within their community.

During last night’s meeting, the youth discussed the tragic killing of Daunte Wright and similar incidents.

Research has shown that having a strong support system has many positive benefits, such as higher levels of well-being, better coping skills, and a longer and healthier life. Studies have also shown that social support can reduce depression and anxiety.

If you’re not currently connected to a strong support network we highly encourage you to seek one out.

#tiafamily #turnitaround #peersupportgroup #youthleaders #youthgroups #communitysupport
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#ThrowbackThursday to last year’s Turn It Around’s participation in the CopeCode "Create" Challenge. “After every storm, there is a rainbow.” 🌈 - Ariana

Check out ow.ly/fKwg50zg18T for more info! #copecodechallenge. @ORSBoston @healthyboston #turnitaround #youthart #artistherapy #quarantineisover #covid19 #youthgroups #bostonyouth #charlestown #charlestowncommunity
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#ThrowbackThursday to last year’s Turn It Around’s participation in the CopeCode Create Challenge. “After every storm, there is a rainbow.” 🌈 - Ariana

Check out http://ow.ly/fKwg50zg18T for more info! #copecodechallenge. @ORSBoston @healthyboston #turnitaround #youthart #artistherapy #quarantineisover #covid19 #youthgroups #bostonyouth #charlestown #charlestowncommunity
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