Useful Resources During Current Public Health Emergency

General information:

Mass.gov - Frequestly Asked Questions About Covid-19: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/frequently-asked-questions-about-covid-19

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts has put together a list of resources for everyone to stay updated with accurate information:http://communityfoundation.org/

City of Springfield Covid-19: https://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=news-story&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=14199&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=102125a1dc470af5f492c1cf0d3b574e

Town of West Springfield Covid-19: https://www.townofwestspringfield.org/government/news-communication/covid-19-information

City of Chicopee Covid-19: https://www.chicopeema.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=466

Food Resources:

RiverMills Senior Center will provide brown bag lunches for take-out at the door for our senior community. Meals on Wheels will start on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, for anyone who needs them. If you need meals on wheels please contact Western Mass Elder Care at (413) 538-9020.

Beginning Thursday, March 19th, all Stop & Shop stores will open earlier in order to service only customers who are age 60 and over from 6:00am -7:30am daily. https://stores.stopandshop.com/ma/west-springfield/935-riverdale-street

Small Business Resources:

The Baker-Polito administration announced the creation of a $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund capitalized + administered by Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC).https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-10-million-small-business-recovery-loan-fund

Educational Resources:

Springfield Public Schools has put together a page of resources for remote learning during school closure: https://www.springfieldpublicschools.com/news/News/learning_from_home

West Springfield Public Schools: https://www.wsps.org/

Chicopee Public Schools: https://www.chicopeeps.org/

Utilities:

Both AT&T and Verizon have pledged to not shut off service for any customers even if they can't pay their wireless, internet, or home bills for the next 60 days. https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus

Chicopee Electric and Light has extended the Winter Moratorium for collections and/or shut-off notices for water and electricity until May 15, 2020, or until the MA State of Emergency is lifted: htt ps://www.chicopeema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9910/CEL-COVID-19-Press-Release?bidId=