Reliable sources of information about Coronavirus

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is dedicated to helping older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Providing reliable information is an important part of how we provide assistance. The following is a list of helpful state and federal resources on Coronavirus, along with information about how SCES is providing local support and taking steps to reduce the risk of exposure.

 

State

The state has launched a free resource to help residents assess symptoms and determine if they should seek medical care or a Coronavirus test.

The Department of Health has established a dedicated Coronavirus site, which includes:

  • Information about Coronavirus
  • Daily updates on cases, quarantines and monitoring
  • Details on the State of Emergency declared by Governor Charlie Baker on March 10
  • Guidance and directives
  • Advice on prevention and treatment
  • Details on preparations in Massachusetts
  • Travel information
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Printable fact sheets

 

Federal 

Additional resources about Coronavirus, including a map tracking cases nationwide, are available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

The CDC website also includes guidelines for how people at higher risk–older adults and people with chronic medical conditions– can reduce their risk of exposure to Coronavirus.

 

Local

The City of Cambridge has established a Coronavirus page on its website. Click here for updates from the city on closures and other news.

The City of Somerville has esstablished a Coronavirus page on its website. Click here for updates from the city on closures and other news.

Click here for an update on measures is Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is taking to reduce risk of exposure during the pandemic.

The SCES Aging Information Center provides free information and advice on a wide variety of aging, disability and caregiving issues, and can be contacted by calling 617-628-2601 or emailing info@eldercare.org.

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older people in Somerville and Cambridge.