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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Turn It Around Charlestown

We had an alumni birthday over the weekend! Happiest of birthdays, Fatima! #Alumni #TIABirthdays ... See MoreSee Less

We had an alumni birthday over the weekend! Happiest of birthdays, Fatima! #Alumni #TIABirthdays

The second and third parts of our Mental Wellness Fair last Thursday included information tables for adults, a reflection circle, meet the Trauma Response Team, and some musical exploration with Dr. Robert Macy and his team. Huge thank you to Yvonne Castañeda for sharing her story and her book (Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety: My Journey through Depression, Bulimia and Addiction) with us. We are so grateful for every person that came and shared their journey both personally and professionally with mental health. This opportunity to connect in such a deep way is so meaningful as we think about protective factors for our mental health and wellness. We are immensely grateful for every person who came and shared this space with us. The Charlestown Community has our hearts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Turn It Around Charlestown

Our Mental Wellness Fair last Thursday was phenomenal! Here are some photos from the first session where we had family-friendly activities! We want to give a HUGE shoutout to Phenice who planned the entire evening! Thank you to our community partners @bplboston @babyboylebouquets @kennedyfsc @charlestowncma @newhealthboston @mgh_commhealth1 @charlestownbgc ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Turn It Around Charlestown

Happy Friday, all! How are you nurturing your mental health today? We are loving this beautiful weather. Ari practices mental health self care by writing poems and listening to new music. A perfect hobby to practice for our poetry slam in June at our 10 Year Anniversary Event! #poems #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #tips ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday, all! How are you nurturing your mental health today? We are loving this beautiful weather. Ari practices mental health self care by writing poems and listening to new music. A perfect hobby to practice for our poetry slam in June at our 10 Year Anniversary Event! #poems #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #tips
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