Massachusetts Coronavirus Resources

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one tough job is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Below is a list of carefully selected, up-to-date resources for Massachusetts parents. For the latest updates on Coronavirus or the flu, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website or the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website.


What is Open, Closed During Massachusetts Stay-At-Home Advisory

Mass.gov Coronavirus Updates - regularly updated

City of Boston Coronavirus Updates - regularly updated

NBC Boston Coronavirus Coverage - regularly updated


Learn:

Free Lesson Plans and Printables from Lakeshore Learning

Free Stories for Kids from Audible

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips

12 Virtual Museum Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Olaf From ‘Frozen’ Will Read Books To Your Kids On Twitter

WGBH Educational Foundation - Resources for Early Learning

Ms. Money at Home

Play:

A Guide for Fun Inside Series: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

Indoor Activities for You and Your Toddler

Indoor Activities for You and Your Preschooler

25 Surefire Indoor Play Ideas from a Preschool Teacher's Bag of Tricks

20 Fun Indoor Games to Keep Kids Entertained

Boston Children's Museum - 100 Ways to Play

10 Online Exercise & Yoga Kid Classes To Make Up For P.E.

Family Yoga by Overjoyed & Overloaded: Week 1, Week 2

Create:

10 Crafts for Non-Crafty Moms and Dads

50 Fun Activities for Kids

Writing Prompts for Elementary School Students

14 Easy Recipes for Cooking With Kids

10 Favorite Art Activities for Kids


What to Do If Your Child is Sick

9 Questions Parents May Have About the Coronavirus

How Parents Can Keep Their Kids (and Themselves) Calm and Collected

How to Stay Sane (with Kids!) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Massachusetts Virtual Parenting Support Groups and Playgroups During COVID-19

Creating a Family Care Plan During Coronavirus

What Happens When Schools Close for Coronavirus: A Working Parent's Guide

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-Informed Guide for Parents

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19

Parenting During Coronavirus: 10 Things to Do Before You Reach Your Breaking Point

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Resources for Parents of Kids with Disabilities:

Family Resource Toolbox for Families with Children with Disabilities


CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

13 Tips for Protecting Your Child Against the Coronavirus, According to a Pediatrician

How to Clean Your Phone, Home, and Hands to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer That's Safe for Kids

Your Guide to Keeping Your Kid’s Hands Clean


Apply for SNAP and Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children

Emergency Child Care for Massachusetts Essential Workers

Family Resource Centers are Open During COVID-19

Information and Resources from Medical Legal Partnership Boston

MEMA Interactive Resource Map: Find food resources near you

Women's Infant and Children: Pregnant, breast-feeding, or moms with kids under 5 are eligible to receive supplemental food.

Early Intervention (EI): If you are worried about your child (0-3) is not growing or developing, you can receive virtual visits from EI.

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