New Website,, Brings Help to COVID-19 Health Workers and First Responders

Attorney General Maura Healey. (State House News Service.)

A new website helps health care workers and first responders learn of available resources, while the public may find out how to help and thank those frontline heroes responding to the COVID-19 crisis. was launched by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in collaboration with HubSpot and IDEO. Healey’s office said the site meets an “urgent need” for centralized information including personal protective equipment, prioritized testing, safe housing, meals, self-care and emergency child care. It also invites the public to help by offering messages of support, buying meals for frontline workers, helping to provide a safe place for workers to stay between shifts, and ways to donate PPE.

“Our medical providers and first responders are working nonstop to save lives, so we wanted to make it easier for them to access information about the services and support they need to take care of themselves,” Healey said. “We hope that this website will serve as a useful hub for statewide resources and as a way to say thank you for the sacrifices our frontline workers are making throughout this public health crisis.”

The new website features a “Hero Wall” with posters, messages, and pictures from the public showing support and an opportunity for frontline workers to share their experiences. The site also provides links to request forms and statewide contacts to obtain PPE, details on the state’s free priority testing sites, alternative housing to limit transmission risk, list of free or discounted food from local restaurants, information on emergency childcare and guidance on self-isolation and quarantine.

Related information includes health care, insurance coverage, consumer protection, student loans, debt collection, evictions and utility rates and shutoffs.

WHAV is participating by donating talent, production and on-air time for public service announcements.

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