As of today, there are 854 Cambridge residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 73 residents have passed away. Learn more here:https://bit.ly/2J2BnQj. There are 79,332 cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, including 17,953 in Middlesex County. 401,496 tests have been performed and 5,141 patients have passed away. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3cvkWsW.
Save the date
I will be hosting my weekly COVID-19 town hall tomorrow at 5PM. I will be joined by Robert Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio. You can register for the Zoom here: https://bit.ly/2Kelp6l or join in by watching CCTV Channel 9 or Facebook Live. Please submit questions you have ahead of time to Marjorie.Decker@mahouse.gov, or submit them in the Q&A chat during the town hall. I hope to see you there.
The City of Cambridge is further expanding COVID-19 testing with a new mobile testing pilot program. It will be launched in the Port neighborhood and at all senior housing buildings overseen by the Cambridge Housing Authority. Learn more here:https://bit.ly/2Z0j3QS.
You can now see the number of COVID-19 cases by Cambridge neighborhood on the City’s COVID-19 Data Center. Find it here: https://bit.ly/2VGPtws.
The City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs’ Office of Workforce Development and Community Learning Center and the Job Connector by MIT are hosting a three part webinar series on Unemployment in the Time of COVID-19. The first will take place this Thursday at 10AM. Learn more here:https://bit.ly/3fKVvVZ.
Multilingual resources are always available on the City of Cambridge’s website. This includes translated information on city resources and about COVID-19. You can find them here: https://bit.ly/2wKXAzA.
State Action Updates
The Baker administration has filed a $1 billion supplemental budget bill for FY20 to authorize spending necessary to cover incurred and expected costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected that the federal government will reimburse the state for these costs. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2y0sCUY.
Where to give:
Cambridge is fortunate to be served by two outstanding hospitals. I have highlighted the ways that the Cambridge Health Alliance has transformed its operations to provide COVID treatment and testing. Today, I’d like to highlight the work that the frontline healthcare workers at Mt. Auburn Hospital are doing to treat patients infected with COVID-19 while continuing to care for others in need of care. I’m grateful for their work and appreciate that our city’s first responders paid tribute to their nurses on National Nurses Day. Mt. Auburn has established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to respond to our community’s evolving needs. If you are able, please help by making a gift here: https://bit.ly/3dxfEx4.
I also encourage you to look to the following places that are working to help those most affected by COVID-19:
Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund: https://bit.ly/3bgTBJU
Cambridge Health Alliance: https://bit.ly/2vWegUB
Cambridge Community Foundation: https://bit.ly/33ImGeE
Food for Free: https://bit.ly/3afFuEE
Greater Boston Food Bank: https://www.gbfb.org/
Cradles to Crayons Emergency Essentials Fund: https://bit.ly/2WHOD4V
Enroot Emergency Immigrant Cash Assistance Fund: https://bit.ly/2y7bBIe
The One Chelsea Fund: https://bit.ly/2W6dGO7
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns at Marjorie.Decker@mahouse.gov.