Resources During COVID-19

This list contains information available to you during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions about any of the resources listed, please contact us at 413-665-2642 or director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

You can download the full list here: Comprehensive List of Resources.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Community Resource List.

Look4Help Community Resource List: Local resources curated by Community Action Pioneer Valley.

Visual Communication Card about COVID-19 for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing, created by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Map of Available Resources: This map created by MEMA lists the locations of resources available to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and includes Project Bread sites, food banks, and houses of worship.

Health Insurance:

  • If you are insured, please contact your insurer for the most up-to-date and accurate information about your coverage and COVID-19.
  • MA Health Connector is offering extended enrollment for those who are uninsured.

Attorney General’s Office:

Help for Employees:

Help for Small Business Owners:

Nursing Home Family Resource Line: 617-660-5399. This phone line is staffed 9 AM – 5 PM, seven days per week, and is intended to be a central resource for families whose loved ones are in nursing homes. If you have any questions or concerns about the health and safety of your loved ones in nursing homes, please call this number.

Mental Health:

  • Managing Stress & Anxiety during a pandemic from the Center for Disease Control.
  • Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety from Shine.
  • Disaster Stress Helpline from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-985-5990. This is a 24/7, 365 day per year helpline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. It is toll-free, multilingual, and confidential.
  • Mindfulness Resources. This list of resources was created in lieu of the Mindfulness for All Ages program series we intended to host at our library in April 2020. It has tons of videos, websites, books, and other resources to help you relax and strengthen your mind.

Internet Access:

  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Comcast is offering free internet to those who do not have it during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • Sunderland Public Library Free Wi-Fi: Wireless Internet is available in the library’s parking lot and backyard during the hours of 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM.

Avoid Scams: Many scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to scam people of all ages.

  • Please take this advice from the World Health Organization on how to avoid scams.
  • The Sunderland Police Department wishes to remind you to only use trusted news sources for information about COVID-19, and to remain vigilant about scams. “Any and all ideas from previous scams should be remembered. Just because this is a new virus, the scams are not new and are the same, and will follow the same types of previous attempts,” -Chief Erik