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This guide will navigate you to information about local testing or vaccination plans, as well as links to mental health, unemployment, and food insecurity resources.
The latest information from the Town of Westwood and the State of Massachusetts is available online on the town and state websites or by calling 211.
Westwood COVID-19 Information and Updates
Information on COVID-19 in regards to Westwood, Massachusetts.
COVID-19 Updates and Information
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Massachusetts.
How to find housing, food, mental health help, and more.
Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.
COVID-19 Safety Standards
COVID-19 Indoor Safety Guideline
This app, developed by Kasim Khan in collaboration with Martin Z. Bazant and John W. M. Bush, uses a theoretical model to calculate safe exposure times and occupancy levels for indoor spaces.
COVID-19 Indoor Safety Guideline by Martin Z. Bazant
The guideline provides specific recommendations on how to limit COVID-19 transmission through well-mixed indoor air. The guideline is intuitive and quantitative, calibrated against the latest data for COVID-19 indoor spreading and respiratory aerosol emissions.
Department of Labor Standards (DLS)
The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) promotes and protects workers' safety/health, wages, and working conditions, and supports the use of apprenticeship as a tool for workforce development.
COVID-19 Vaccination Finder
If you are over the age of 16 and live, work, or study in Massachusetts, you can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 Vaccine is free. Click here to find a location and appointment.
Vaccine Signup MA
Preregistration Form for Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccines at Mass Vaccination Locations
A Twitter bot by @dpcahoon from @ginkgo, helping you find open vaccine appointments in Massachusetts.
Those who cannot use the website can pre-register by dialing 211 or 877-211-6277 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. Those who pre-register in this way will be notified of available appointments by phone. This phone line is staffed with operators and translators for more than 100 languages.
Project Bread can provide you with information on local food pantries, as well as information on state programs.
Westwood Food Pantry
The Westwood Food Pantry is committed to providing essential provisions to individuals and families in our community who need temporary assistance.
Westwood Public Schools Food Assistance Programs
Click here for information on what programs are available, as well as how to apply.
Mental Health Resources
If you are feel as though you struggling right now, you are not alone. Please use these resources to get help from a crisis hotline.
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Call or text the Samaritans for support 1-877-870-4673. Help is available 24/7.
To contact the Westwood Public Library Ask A Librarian Reference staff:
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