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

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Turn It Around Charlestown

Yesterday, TURN IT AROUND and Charlestown Coalition leaders participated in our Annual Give Back Day - taking nearly 100 bags of warm clothes and toiletry items into downtown Boston, passing them out to anyone in need. The bags had hats, gloves, socks and items such as deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes. We also had two wagons of donated clothing items such as scarves, jackets, sweaters, and sweatpants. We cherished the opportunity to get out in the city and connect with our fellow Bostonians! #giveback #community #donations #volunteering #downtownBoston #staywarm ... See MoreSee Less

Know anyone interested in a parenting group?

Sign up for Parenting Journey Group - Starting on January 24th!

This Group will be held virtually for 6-weeks
(Monday and Friday) and is open to families in Charlestown.

For more information contact Martha or Cassandra:
Martha (617) - 241- 8866 or mauerbach@kennedycenter.org
Cassandra (617)-285-0097 cassandra.shuffain@bostonabcd.org
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Know anyone interested in a parenting group? 

Sign up for Parenting Journey Group - Starting on January 24th!

This Group will be held virtually for 6-weeks 
(Monday and Friday) and is open to families in Charlestown. 
 
For more information contact Martha or Cassandra: 
Martha (617) - 241- 8866 or mauerbach@kennedycenter.org  
Cassandra (617)-285-0097 cassandra.shuffain@bostonabcd.org
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