The Marlborough 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 throught the library and may require the use of an up-to-date library card.
If you have questions please contact us at 508-624-6900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Emergency Management Agency - MEMA provides information on preparing for and getting through emergency situations: MEMA website
Massachusetts 211 - Massachusetts informational and referral hotline. They are currently taking calls about COVID-19: Call 211 or visit their website
Marlborough Board of Health - The Marlborough Board of Health has compiled a series of documents for residents including news, local details, and general fact sheets: Marlborough Resident Resources
The library is closed to the public from Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Patrons may call or email the library with questions. We ask that you not return books, DVDs, and other materials at this time. Fines and fees incurred during this period will not be charged. We are not currently accepting donations.
The library provides free access to newspapers, ebooks, databases and more. These and other resources for research and entertainment are available on our Staying Entertained At Home page.
We will be updating the library's homepage with news about closings and more: Library Homepage
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Library staff will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. by phone (508)-624-6900 and by email at email@example.com while we are closed to the public.
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 BBC is offering worldwide coverage of COVID-19 updates: BBC COVID-19 News
The City of Marlborough has resources and information.
Snopes provides thorough debunking of many common myths, and has an entire segment on COVID-19 myths
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 Marlborough Chamber of Commerce has some resources for owners of large and small business.
The State of Massachusetts has released guidance and resources for businesses in the state.
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."
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is avaialable 24/7.
211 COVID-19-If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, use the 211.org website to find your local 211 or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.
United Way-They fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
Massachusetts Health Connector has extended 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 outbreat, from Uhaul to Scholastic to the New York Times.