Covid-19 Emergency Response

COMMUNITY TEAMWORK IS IN URGENT NEED FOR SURGICAL MASKS FOR OUR FRONTLINES AND SHELTER STAFF. PLEASE CONTACT JRIPA@COMMTEAM.ORG IF YOU CAN HELP! 3/31/2020

Listen to Kristin Ross-Sitcawich, Director HCEC and Karen Frederick, CEO, address Community Teamwork’s response to Covid-19 ~ WCAP Radio 3/31/2020

Listen to Karen Frederick, CEO, address Community Teamwork’s response to Covid-19 ~ WCAP Radio 3/26/2020

Stay tuned for weekly updates on WCAP 980 am radio and other updates on Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) local television.

Covid-19 Emergency Response 3/23/2020

3/23/2020 Governor’s list of essential businesses/functions, non-essential businesses must close their doors by noon on Tuesday, but can work remotely if applicable. 

Prevent Child AbuseCovid-19 Resources and Tips for Parents, Children and Others

The National Child traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Parent / Caregiver  Guide to Helping Familes Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Use this link to connect to LPS home learning and class dojo!
Stay connected and up to date with your child’s class! https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/homelearning

Community Teamwork Remote Learning – Infants through Pre-School

NFI Massachusetts/Family Resource Center: Virtual Tutoring for Community Members Impacted by Covid-19

Here is a good idea about what you and your family can do during “rest time”! Use this site and put on a kid-friendly podcast! There’s so many to choose from that the whole family can listen to together- children can color, play with playdough, or just rest while they listen!

Educational Resources

Home School Resources

10 Free Learning Websites for Children

NetFlix BrainChild Streaming Educational Curriculum for Elementary and Middle Schools

Mindfulness Workshops for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers –  Multiple Dates

How Stress Affects Children’s Behavior – a post from our CFCE Program – From a Psychology Specialist https://bit.ly/2xtiMKr

How Stress Affects Children’s Behavior – a post from our CFCE Program – From a Psychology Specialist

Amazon Makes All Kids Shows Free to Stream

Grab and Go Meals – Lowell Public Schools

Grab and Go Meals – Lowell Technical High School

Grab and Go Meals – Billerica Schools Nutrition Services

Grab and Go Meals – Chelmsford Public Schools

Grab and Go Meals – Andover Public Schools

Grab and Go Meals – Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc.

Project Bread – Food Source Hotline  To find food resources in your community, call the FoodSource Hotline:
1-800-645-8333
TTY 1-800-377-1292
Hotline Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 A.M. – 7 P.M.

Saturday
10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

The Salvation Army Food Pantry, Lowell MA is open 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday 9-11am. 978.458.3396

The Green Book – Resource for Elders and Those with Disabilities

 

Lowellians: Assistance and Mutual Aid (LLAMA)
Survey link: www.tinyurl.com/helpfromLLAMAs
And Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2658623527701727

Left in Lowell ~ We’re brighter in the sun
Resources Supporting the Local Community http://www.leftinlowell.com/resources-supporting-the-local-community

Useful Lowell and Surrounding Area Resource Links and forms 

Covid-19 Resources Helpful to Gig Workers and Others    Gig workers are independent contractors, online platform workers, contract firm workers, on-call workers and temporary workers.

There is assistance coming for self-employed, independent contractors, etc (i.e. 1099 workers). This chart is a helpful cheat sheet in how to access those benefits

 

The Small Business Owner Guide to the CARES Act

COVID19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Massachusetts Workers Emergency Relief Funds – Resource Guide

Coronavirus stimulus-package tax relief: Withdraw $100K from your IRA — and repay in 3 years with zero tax liability. Learn more: https://on.mktw.net/2UHwGAM

MA Bills Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic

NFI Mass Inc. Family Resource Center – COVID-19 Comunity Support Information

City of Lowell EOC now active to assist residents and provide resources/information related to coronavirus. 978-674-4052.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources for Refugees

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities

The United Way is offering “one-time grants of up to $2000” to “help families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis meet their basic food, childcare or housing needs.” You can dial 2-1-1 for information on where you can access flexible funds through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund. United Way of Massachusetts Bay
https://unitedwaymassbay.org/get-invo…/covid-19-family-fund/

Providers’ Council: COVID-19 RESOURCES AND DAILY UPDATES

Lowell Community Health Center

If your ID, Drivers License & Learners permit is expiring soon or is expired and you need to renew, you now have 60 days, and most can do it online https://www.mass.gov/info-details/rmv-covid-19-information

REGISTSRATION AND INSPECTIONS ~ DMV ~Does your Vehicle Inspection Sticker expire in March or April? Please visit ow.ly/3m8y50yUlv4 for more detailed information.

ONE FAIR WAGE – Emergency Fund for tipped workers and service workers. You can apply for aid or donate.

ATTENTION:
If you or someone you know that is 60 years of age or older and still need to have their Tax Returns Prepared – Liberty Tax is offering to do your return for Free!! Click here for more information

The IRS has extended the date for Payments Only!
Filing is still due by April 15th, If, you have to pay, the payment Due Date was Extended to July 15th!! https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948

Baker-Polito Administration Temporarily Prohibits Shutoffs to Protect Massachusetts Ratepayers

Lowell Retional Transit Authority (LRTA) changes effective 3.21.2020
Special Grocery Store Hours During Covid-19
Mass Housing ~ Affordable Housing including Apartments
Resources for Massachusetts Tenants

Housing Court Standing Order 2-20: Temporary modifications to court operations arising from the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak