To help slow the spread of coronavirus, our staff is working remotely. We remain available and eager to assist with constituent casework and inquiries during normal business hours. If you have an urgent constituent services request, please leave a voicemail including your name and phone number at (617) 354 - 0292 and a member of our staff will respond to you as soon as possible.
For all other inquiries, please contact me by filling out our contact form here.
If you are feeling sick and need immediate medical care, please contact your local health care provider and follow these precautions outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Updates and Resources on COVID-19 in Languages other than English
Para información de los CDC en Español, haz clic aquí
Important Health and Safety Information for Massachusetts Residents:
On March 15, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered a prohibition on all community gatherings across the state of Massachusetts above 25 people. The new limit applies to all community, civic, public, leisure, and faith-based events, as well as sporting events with spectators, concerts, and conventions. It also covers fitness centers, private clubs and theaters.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, through April 6, all Massachusetts public and private schools will be closed and all restaurants will be limited to only takeout and delivery.
Preventive Measures You Should Take:
Please follow these preventative measures as recommended by the CDC:
- Frequently wash your hands with hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning sprays or a wipe.
- Avoid touching frequently-used public objects with your hands like elevator buttons, doorknobs, and public transportation handles.
- Get a flu shot, not because it will prevent the spread of COVID-19, butso that you stay healthy and out of the hospital.
Please visit the CDC's page for additional information about how to avoid exposure to the virus.
What Else You Should Know:
- How it spreads
- Older People and People with Chronic Diseases at Higher Risk
- Frequently Asked Questions
Information for Affected Renters and Homeowners
- For renters: If you are unable to pay your rent due to loss in income, please contact your landlord as soon as possible to make arrangements. Boston and Cambridge Housing Authorities have suspended evictions for their residents, and the Massachusetts Housing Court has halted evictions until April 21st.
- For homeowners: If you are unable to pay your mortgage due to loss in income, please contact your mortgage provider as soon as possible. A number of banks have posted their policies online. For those with government-backed mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac have suspended foreclosures. For those with private lenders, there are mechanisms in place for borrowers experiencing an economic hardship that may enable you to reduce or suspend payments. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a list of suggestions and resources that can be found on their website.
- The CFPB also has a dedicated page on COVID-19 to help you stay financially secure during this pandemic.
- If you are having issues with your mortgage, you can submit a complaint to the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-2372
Resources for Affected Workers and Small Businesses
- Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Unemployment Information
VA Health Care Information for Veterans
- Veterans and their families should consult VA's website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and treatment at VA facilities.
- Guidance from local VA medical facilities about their current operating status is available on each facility’s website, which can be found through VA’s facility locator tool.
Massachusetts Resources for the Public:
- Massachusetts disaster distress helpline: 1-800-985-5990