As of today, 856 Cambridge residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 73 residents have passed away. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2J2BnQj. There are 80,497 Massachusetts residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 including 18,201 in Middlesex County. 410,032 residents have been tested for COVID-19 and 5,315 patients have passed away. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2WtuOh1.
Today, I hosted my weekly COVID-19 town hall. Thank you to Robert Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio for joining me to discuss the hard work that the Life Sciences industry has been doing to respond to COVID-19. If you weren't able to join in earlier, you can find a recording of this week's town hall and previous town halls here: https://bit.ly/3dI1bOL.
A reminder that if you wish to apply for funds from the Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund, you must apply by this Friday, 5/15 at 5PM. You can find the application here: https://bit.ly/35Pu3SM.
The Cambridge Public Health Department has posted tips for staying safe when grocery shopping and ordering take-out food. You can see them here: https://bit.ly/2SYVyUw.
The start of street cleaning season has been delayed until June 1st. Learn more here:https://bit.ly/2yK0bdH.
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
Today, the House of Representatives met for a remote formal session and enacted An Act to Facilitate the Delay of the Income Tax Filing Deadline, which will allow for short-term borrowing to balance the FY20 budget, to be paid back by the end of next fiscal year.
Where to give
If you are able to give to others during this time, I 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 atMarjorie.Decker@mahouse.gov.