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.


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.

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While the Public Health emergency state has officially ended, The Charlestown Coalition will be 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.

As the Coronavirus emerged in Massachusetts in early March of 2020, the Charlestown Coalition quickly shifted 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 initial surge of COVID, from March 16-June 30, 2020.

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 that served 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. Please note some of this information may no longer be relevant or active following the end of the Public Health Emergency.

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.