Information and Resources
For Pandemic Coronavirus information click on the following links: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
DPH has created a website updated constantly with the latest guidance, including printable fact sheets in multiple languages. Visit: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.
The DPH Epidemiology Line at 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 617-983-6800.
Massachusetts Department for Public Health: http://www.mass.gov
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
U.S. Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov; 1-800-CDC-INFO (1888-232-6348)
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS); https://www.hhs.gov/
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.ready.gov ; 1-800-BE-READY (1-800-237-3239
Federal, State and Local Planning for Pandemic: Pandemic viruses will take federal, state and local resources to respond. Roles vary at each level, with general guidance provided at the federal level with detailed operational plans at the state and local levels. The federal government provides general guidance and laboratory support to states, supports vaccine research and conducts national and international disease surveillance activities. In March, 2020 the CDC released its latest pandemic plan which can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/pandemic-preparedness-resources.html. These resources were created for pandemic influenza but has been recommended by the CDC to follow these guidelines as we learn more about the Coronavirus. MA reviews federal guidance and develops plans for statewide implementation.