COVID-19 – City of Boston Update 4-4-2020

April 4, 2020

Mayor Walsh announced the creation of two new funds — the Small Business Relief Fund and the Rental Relief Fund. The Small Business Relief Fund will help businesses most impacted by COVID-19. The Rental Relief Fund will dedicate $3 million in City funds to help Boston residents at risk of losing their rental housing.

Additional Donations and Relief funds:

-Boston Resiliency Fund – https://www.boston.gov/departments/treasury/boston-resiliency-fund

-Artist Relief Fund – https://www.boston.gov/news/boston-establishes-artist-relief-fund-response-coronavirus

-Donate Supplies to First Responders – https://bostonopendata.knack.com/covid-19-donation-intake-form

• Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all Massachusetts public and private schools until May 4. With Boston Public Schoolsclosed to students, the City will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students. View a map of meal sites for children and youth.
• All City of Boston playgrounds and tot lots have been temporarily closed. Group sports activities on fields and courts are temporarily suspended. Parks will remain open for passive use, but we encourage everyone to practice social distancing.
• All Boston Public Library locations are closed until further notice.
• All Boston Centers for Youth & Families pools, gyms, and fitness centers are closed. By this Wednesday, March 18, all BCYF programming will be suspended. Only select BCYF centers will be open for youth meal distribution during school closures.
• The City is suspending all regular activity at construction sites in Boston.
• The MBTA is reducing its services. Visit the MBTA website for more details.
For more information, visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) timeline.

LATEST MASS. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NUMBERS
BOSTON: 1,366 CONFIRMED CASES (130 RECOVERED AND 10 DEATHS)
As of Friday, April 3
MASSACHUSETTS: 10,402 CONFIRMED CASES
As of Friday, April 3

Have questions? Contact:
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION

INFO@BPHC.ORG

617-534-5050
TOLL-FREE: 1-800-847-0710
HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Healthcare providers in Boston should immediately notify BPHC at 617-534-5611 if they suspect a patient is infected with COVID-19. Providers outside of Boston should contact MDPH at 617-983-6800. CDC has created criteria to guide evaluation of patients suspected to have COVID-19.

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