I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources. Thank you for reading these updates. Once again, please be patient with us over the next few days as we work on reformatting the newsletter to ensure that you are getting the most updated and relevant information in the most visually accessible way. We are still juggling a high volume of constituent services and legislative work, so we are doing our best to dedicate more time to the newsletter updates.
Baker Press Conference Updates
Governor Baker announced today that the mass vaccination site at Fenway Park will begin to gradually transfer vaccination operations to the Hynes Convention Center to prepare for Red Sox Opening Day on Thursday, April 1, 2021. The vaccination site at Hynes Convention Center will start operating on Thursday, March 18, 2021, and Fenway Park will stop administering vaccinations on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Phone: Call 2-1-1 between 8:30 AM-8:00 PM Monday-Thursday or 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Friday-Sunday and select the prompt for “help scheduling a vaccine appointment.” This multilingual service is for residents who don’t have Internet access or have trouble using the Internet.
Need help? For detailed information about how to make an appointment, including updates about specific health care providers, see the Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services vaccine resources page. You can also visit macovidvaxhelp.com, which is an unofficial site staffed by volunteers for eligible individuals who are unable to book vaccine appointments on their own.
Need a ride? Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is offering free transportation for local adults aged 65+ to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Cambridge and Somerville as well as Fenway Park and CHA Malden. For more information, click here. To register for a ride, call SCES at 617-628-2601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Cambridge has published accessibility information for the state’s mass vaccination sites. You can find it here.
Don’t forget to book your second appointment while you’re getting your first dose!
Just-A-Start (JAS) is offering free remote tax preparation for individuals living in the Greater Boston area who make less than $56,000. Limited in-person service will be available by appointment only. Learn more here.
Winter Farmers Market in Central Square
The Central Square Winter Farmers Market is open Mondays from 12 – 4PM from March 1 through April 19, 2021 at 76 Bishop Allen Drive. They accept SNAP, HIP, and P-EBT and offer a $15 SNAP match. Pre-ordering is available. Read more here.
Apply to Be Part of Starlight Square Season Two
The Starlight Square Steering Committee is now accepting applications for its Spring/Summer season. Anyone interested in organizing programming, performances or events can respond to the request for proposals here; applications are due by Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Read more here.
Cambridge Public Library Services – Remote Printing Now Available
In keeping with its efforts to bridge the gap in access to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambridge Public Library is now offering remote printing. Details are available on the library website at www.cambridgema.gov/cpl. For assistance, call 617-349-4040 or email email@example.com.
Cambridge Works is an ongoing transitional job program for younger adults (ages 18-35) without a college degree who have had difficulty finding a job. Cambridge residents only. For additional information, click here.
Mental Health Services and Resources
If you or a loved one are struggling, please know that you are not alone. Here are some great resources:
Where to Give
On Fridays, Cambridge CoHousing will be collecting food either in a paper bag or small box for the Chelsea Food Collaborative. Drop off is between 9 AM and 2:30 PM at the entrance to CoHousing at 175 Richdale Ave, Cambridge, MA. If you don’t see someone at the moment you arrive, please leave it just inside the gate where we will have boxes marked “For Chelsea.”