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COVID-19 Information

The Hopkinton Public Library has aggregated the following resources in order to help keep residents updated on the latest information about COVID-19. All of the resources linked are free. Some resources are provided through the library and may require the use of an up-to-date library card.

If you have questions please contact us at 508-497-9777 or email us at hopkintonlibrary@hopkintonma.gov.

National and International Government Health Agencies

World Health Organization - An overview of COVID-19 worldwide, including maps, situation reports, travel advisories, and more: WHO website

United States Center for Disease Control - An overview of COVID-19 through the United States, including maps, situation reports, sypmtoms, care, and more: CDC website

National Institute of Health - The national medical research agency of the United States, providing a variety of resources: NIH website

National Library of Medicine - An access point for Genbank data, information on clinical trials, and academic papers: NLM Website

State and Local Government Health Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Resources for residents, including case counts, information on Massachusetts state of emergency and emergency order protocols: Mass DPH website

Massachusetts 211 - Massachusetts informational and referral hotline. They are currently taking calls about COVID-19: Call 211 or visit their website.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency - MEMA provides information on preparing for and getting through emergency situations: MEMA website

Town of Hopkinton Health Department - The Town of Hopkinton Health Department has written and compiled a series of documents for residents including news, local details, and general fact sheets: Hopkinton Resident Resources

INTERFACE is a mental health referral service for residents of the town of Hopkinton. The service is free for Hopkinton residents.

Library News

We will be updating the library's homepage with news about closings and more:Library Homepage

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, additional resources, notifications, and more.

We will also be sending out email alerts about closings and other important information. Register on our News and Events Sign-Up page.

Library staff will be available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. by phone (508)-497-9777 and by email at hopkintonlibrary@hopkintonma.gov while we are closed to the public.

CWMARS has instituted temporary cards for Overdrive, our digital books. If you don't have a library card or your library card is blocked, you can sign up for a temporary card to borrow e-books and e-audiobooks.

News, Tracking, and Updates

The World Health Organization is tracking events as they happen.

Johns Hopkins has a map and data tracker for help visualizing COVID-19 spread: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

The CDC offers a situation summary, United States case counts, and a map.

The BBC is offering worldwide coverage of COVID-19 updates:

The Town of Hopkinton has written and aggregated a series of resources about COVID-19. These resources are available on the town website.

HCAM has information about town closings and more.

Snopes provides accurate and timely myth-busting. They are currently offering a series on myths related to COVID-19.

The National Association of School Psychologists offers a guide on how to talk to kids about COVID-19.

Businesses and Employees

The state of Massachusetts has information on resources for people who are unemployed due to COVID-19.

CareerOneStop offers help finding unemployment services.

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce has a variety of resources for consumers and owners of large and small business.

The State of Massachusetts has released guidance and resources for businesses in the state.

The Town of Hopkinton has released a decision tree to help employers and employees to decide when to stay home from work.

Mental Health

Disaster Distress Helpline: "Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories."

Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts has a helpline for parents who are stressed and need someone to talk to. The National Parent Helpline also has a variety of resources for parents.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7.

Other Resources

Massachusetts Health Connector has extended the enrollment period through April 25."In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, an extended enrollment period is available through April 25, 2020 for qualified Massachusetts residents who are uninsured."

Internet Essentials by Comcast is offering 2 months free.

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

The IRS is offering options for free tax filing for some people whose 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less. The IRS is also taking more specific actions to offer relief to people who may be affected by the coronavirus. Find details and more information on their website.

The CALD Resource Blog offers a list of companies that are offering free services during the outbreak, from Uhaul to Scholastic to the New York Times.