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COVID-19 FAQ: Protecting our families and communities

Coronavirus: Información en español ►

This page includes public health resources in multiple languages that can be shared with immigrant and refugee families; relevant information on immigration policy and enforcement; and other valuable resources, including details on key programs that sick or displaced workers may need. We will do our best to keep this up to date.


​​Vaccine Information

Important Information: If you or a loved one are sick or know you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus, don’t hesitate to get tested and treated, regardless of your immigration status or insurance coverage.

  • ALL Massachusetts residents over the age of 5 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of immigration status. Click here to find an appointment.
  • ALL Massachusetts residents age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster six months after receiving their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Click here to find an appointment.
  • There will be NO immigration consequences for seeking COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination.
  • Testing and treatment for COVID-19 related services will be covered by MassHealth Limited; and testing and treatment for COVID-19-related services provided by hospitals and community health centers will be reimbursed by the Health Safety Net.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all at no cost.


COVID-19 health resources, insurance coverage, and mental health resources

In Massachusetts, ALL residents who are tested and treated for COVID-19 will be covered, regardless of insurance or immigration status

Coronavirus-related immigration policy and enforcement updates

Resources for employees and employers  in Massachusetts


Housing concerns


  • Project Bread Food Source hotline – help available in 160 languages to access food resources and apply for SNAP if eligible. Project Bread also has grants available for food service providers in 11 Massachusetts communities.
  • This school year (2021-2022) all school meals are free for all students.
  • SNAP (food stamps) and cash benefits during COVID-19 – Mass. Legal Services resource hub, including a flyer on increased SNAP benefits.
  • SNAP outreach partners in Mass. – organizations across the state that can help families with SNAP applications, especially when DTA and FoodSource lines are overwhelmed
  • WIC– Nutrition assistance for everyone (regardless of immigration status) caring for a child 5 and under or expecting a baby- locations here


Cash Assistance, Relief for Businesses



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