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FAQ Topic: Covid-19 FAQ's

What phase is Massachusetts in?

We are in PHASE 4: NEW NORMAL Began March 22, 2021 Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arena, ballparks permitted at 12% capacity Exhibition and convention halls Began May 10, 2021 Amusement parks, theme parks, outdoor water parks Road Races, other large outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events Opened May 29, 2021 Restrictions ended when … Continued

I have extra PPE, where can I donate?

PPE Donations can be delivered to the main entrance of Holyoke Medical Center, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. If you call 413.534.2500 when you arrive, a team member will go out to your car to collect the donation from you. Learn more Massachusetts has launched a website for volunteers and donations of … Continued

Where can I find meals?

Students will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch at the front doors of Donahue, Holyoke High School North, Kelly, Lawrence, and Sullivan Schools from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kate’s Kitchen is providing to-go meals in the parking lot of 56 Cabot Street, Holyoke from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and Margaret’s Pantry is … Continued

What is “Flattening the Curve”?

“The idea is to increase social distancing in order to slow the spread of the virus, so that you don’t get a huge spike in the number of people getting sick all at once. If that were to happen, there wouldn’t be enough hospital beds or mechanical ventilators for everyone who needs them, and the … Continued

What is Social Distancing

“Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. Other examples of social distancing that allow you to avoid larger crowds or crowded spaces are: Working from home instead of at the office Closing schools … Continued

What do I do if I am sick?

Massachusetts has developed an online tool to help residents assess their symptoms and find the right care. Access the free tool at

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