COVID-19 Resources

I have put together a list of some COVID-19 resources below.  This will continually be updated as I become aware of additional materials.  Please know that I am here to support LES families in any way that I can.  Do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can answer any questions or be of help to you and your family.


Reliable COVID-19 Information and Updates


The CDC coronavirus website contains a wide range of Covid-19 information, updates, and answers to questions.  


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health coronavirus website is another great resource for COVID-19 information and includes state specific daily updates.


This site from the American Academy of Pediatrics includes general information and answers to many coronavirus-related questions.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for answers to questions about co-parenting through COVID-19, safely getting outside while social distancing, positive parenting during this time, and many additional relevant topics.


For up-to-date COVID-19 alerts from the state, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

Local Community Resources:


The Leverett Board of Health has put together a list of local resources, including grocery and prescription deliveries, food access, legal aid, social and mental health support, tech support, and other regional resources.  They have also established a resource line that residents can call for support and assistance in connecting with local aid.


Food Safety:


This article offers a guide to the safe purchasing, preparing, and ordering of food during these times.



This article offers information about cloth face coverings for children during COVID-19.


This is a great article discussing ways to help children get used to seeing masks.


Try these links to make your own cloth mask:

This mask requires only two rubber bands or hair ties and any fabric item around the house, such as an old T-shirt, bandana, or towel. 

If you don’t have any rubber bands or hair ties in the house, try making this mask requiring only a T-shirt and scissors. 

If you know how to sew, here are instructions for a simple mask that you can make using only cotton fabric and rope elastic.  

For a more complex mask, try this design which includes a filter pocket and adjustable wire.  


If you’d like to sew masks to donate to local healthcare facilities and businesses in need, you can find a list of places accepting homemade masks and sign up to donate here.  


COVID-19 Symptom Checking:


If you think that you or a family member may be infected with coronavirus, call your healthcare provider.  Most providers are now offering Telemedicine visits to assess patients and discuss next steps. 


Buoy Health is an online tool for Massachusetts residents which allows you to enter your symptoms and risk factors, figure out if you should be tested for coronavirus, and get directed to the most appropriate health care resource.


Cooley Dickinson hospital has also activated a COVID-19 community call center for symptom triage and guidance, as well as the answering of questions about coronavirus.  The call center can be reached at (888) 554-4234 Monday through Friday from 8-6:30 or Saturday and Sunday from 8-5


If you are sick with COVID-19 or think that you may have it, it is important to follow these steps from the CDC to prevent spreading the infection to others.


Additional Support


Mass 211 is a great resource available to Massachusetts residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call 2-1-1 for help connecting with community resources, answers to coronavirus-related questions, or for emotional support during this stressful time.  Mass 211 personnel can speak with you in multiple languages.