COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

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The Southwick Public Library has put together the following guide with resources to aid you during this difficult time. 

Please note, we will try to keep this page as updated as possible. We recommend contacting any local agency (such as the Community Food Pantry) directly if you have any specific questions about their services. 

Stay well and stay positive!

For COVID-19 information from the Town of Southwick, please visit: https://www.southwickma.org/home/urgent-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19-updates.

Sign up for the Town of Southwick's Code Red- Community Notification System here. 

Information on Massachusetts' Phased Reopening Plan also see mass.gov's "When Can My Business Reopen?"

Vaccine Information: As the state rolls out it's vaccination plan, the library is here to help. We are happy to assist you in finding a phone number to a vaccination location. The library also has computers available to use to sign up for an appointment and we can direct you to the website of the location you'd like, however, the library is unable to sign patrons up for vaccine appointments. If you need assistance with a computer, we ask you bring along someone who can help you. At this time, we have to monitor building capacity, so we ask that you call ahead and make a time to visit. We also have wifi available in our building and outside in the parking lot. 

Testing Sites and Important Numbers: If you're looking for specific state and local resources, visit our COVID Pandemic Resource Sheet. For information on testing sites, visit Mass.gov's testing site locatation search. 

Please note, we do our best to update this information as changes are made, but we cannot guarantee that information has not changed. Please contact the resources and sites directly for the most up to date information. 

A Guide to Resources

Food Assistance:

-Free Food- check out this website for a listing of resources in Southwick and surrounding towns. 

-Our Community Food Pantry- 413-569-9876

-See under "Services for Elders" about the Council on Aging's meal program. 

Employee/Employer Resources: 

-Cares Act Information

-Mass.gov's resources for Small Businesses.

-Unemployment resources through Mass.gov

-Small Business Administration resources for COVID-19. Also see the Paycheck Protection Program

-The Library is compiling new resources on our guide for businesses, entrepreneurs, and job seekers. Click here to visit our page

Entertainment:

-C/WMars Digital Collection available through the Southwick Public Library. Visit digitalbooks.cwmars.org or download the Overdrive or Libby app. No card? No problem! You can sign up for an instant card with just your phone number! Ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and movies. 

-Hoopla Digital- available through the Southwick Public Library. Visit hoopladigital.com or download the Hoopla app. Ebooks, tv shows, music, comics, and movies. 

-All Massachusetts residents are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library e-card. Click here for more details. 

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Mental Health: 

-Disaster Distress Helpline- available 24/7 call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

-National Suicide Prevention Hotline- available 24/7 call 1-800-273-8255.

-"Stress and Coping" during the COVID-19 crisis by the CDC. 

Restaraunts: 

-Listing of Southwick restaraunts created by the Economic Development Commission. Please contact the location for hours, services, etc. during this time.  

-What's Open?- Created by the Southwick Civic Fund.

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Services for Elders:

-Visit the Southwick Council on Aging's page for more information about their services and more information about their meal services.