By now, you know about Governor Baker’s “Stay at Home” advisory for the state of Massachusetts, which is in effect until Tuesday, April 7. The Governor’s emergency order requires all “non-essential” businesses and organizations to close their workspaces. It also limits gatherings to 10 people or less.
Under those emergency guidelines, you also might be asking yourself, “Well, how else can I help?”
– Check on our elderly and sick neighbors. Run their errands, give them a call or do a video visit. Protect them and practice social distancing.
– Stay home if possible. If you must go outside, practice physical distancing from others (6 feet apart); avoid crowded places.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol; avoid shaking hands.
– Cover your coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– If you think you might be sick, please call your doctor or 311 to be connected to the Mayor’s Health Line 617-534-5050.
– Donate supplies to first responders here.
– Donate to the City of Boston Resiliency Fund here.
– Fill out the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census is happening now and only 16.7 percent of households have responded. The Census informs how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years. It’s more critical than ever to ensure that all Bostonians are counted.