COVID-19 Updates


For information on the Coronavirus and best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 and limit the spread of germs, please see the following sites.
City of Greenfield COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Response in Greenfield: Community Info Line is Open: (413) 775-6411 >>
Resources for Children and Families during COVID-19 >>
GETTING OUTSIDE IN OUR PARKS >>
March 31, 2020 – Effective immediately, by order of Mayor Roxann Wedegartner and Greenfield Board of Health. All outdoor equipment playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, pickle ball court, pavilions, etc. and the Paws Park are closed due to the COVID-19 emergency; however our trails and open spaces remain open. Getting Outside in our Parks

Greenfield Recreation COVID-19 Updates Useful Links
Other Resources
Social Distancing
Stay Informed - Public Health Message What you need to know about COVID-19
Resources for Parents Communications Resources
Mental Health Community Resource Suicide Prevention Information
Crisis Hotlines for Kids and Teens Drug or Alcohol Abuse Hotline

March 24, 2020 – MEDIA RELEASE
GREENFIELD – As part of the coordinated emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Greenfield has opened a Community Information Line. The line will start Tuesday March 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The number is: (413) 775-6411.

The Greenfield Community Information line will provide information to residents on resources, the latest information from the Health Department, from the Commonwealth, resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources that are available to the public during the health crisis. The Information line is not designed to be used to diagnose or treat a medical issue.

Outside of those hours, citizens should call Mass 211 for information. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Mass 211 is an easy way to find or give help in your community.

If resident has a life threatening emergency, they should call 911.

Greenfield Recreation COVID-19 Updates

We will update you as the situation changes. Thank you for your continued support. Be well.

March 13, 2020
The safety of the City of Greenfield and the Department’s staff, volunteers, patrons and community is our top priority and the City is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following directives from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Greenfield Board of Health and the CDC to limit public gatherings, the Greenfield Recreation Department will be postponing programs and services from March 13 until at least March 27th. Future program postponements will be assessed with City officials on an ongoing basis.

As a reminder, these are preventative measures to “flatten the curve” and protect the vulnerability of our community. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Greenfield Recreation Programs Currently Canceled or Postponed

● GRASP After School Childcare at Federal Street School & Four Corners School
● REC the NIGHT Dodgeball scheduled for March 13, 2020
● Co-Rec Softball Manager’s Meeting Scheduled for March 16, 2020
● Adult Basketball League held Tuesdays/Thursdays
● REC the NIGHT Game Night scheduled for April 17th
● April Vacation Program scheduled for April 21-24
● Emergency Bike Road Repair 101 scheduled for April 25
● Camp Registration has been postponed until Wednesday, May 6th (VIP Registration on May 4th)
● Spring and Summer program registrations will open Monday, May 4th

Parks, Trails, & Playgrounds

● Facility Use Requests are suspended until further notice
● All outdoor equipment playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, pickle ball court, pavilions, etc. and the Paws Park are closed due to the COVID‐19 emergency; however our trails and open spaces remain open. Patrons visiting the Parks are recommended to take preventative action when visiting including self-monitoring and practicing social distancing.
Image Credit: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) www.nrpa.org

City of Greenfield COVID-19 Updates

For more information on the City of Greenfield’s response, visit the City’s website.

Useful Links

CDC
COVID-19 FAQ
How it spreads
Situation summary
Prevention and treatment
Hand washing technique


Mass.gov Resources
Mass.gov
About COVID-19
COVID-19 FAQ COVID-19 FAQ Sheet

COVIDMA Text Alerts
To get up-to-date alerts, text COVIDMA to 888-777
Get the latest info about the Coronavirus in Massachusetts sent right to your phone

Call Massachusetts 2-1-1
Informational and referral hotline 211
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

Online
Live chat Massachusetts 2-1-1 website

LOOK4HELP - Find Resources in Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions

Other Resources

Hand Washing Poster
Hand Washing Video

Social Distancing Basics:

If you go out:
● Avoid crowds
● Stay 6 feet away from others
● Don’t shake hands or hug
● Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and loved ones.

Stay Informed

Key Public Health Messages for All Residents:
  Avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities.
  Protect yourself by following public health advice about keeping your hands clean and covering coughs and sneezes.
  Stay home if you are sick. If you need to consult a health care provider, call ahead first or use telehealth services.
  Protect others who are most at risk of COVID-19 by keeping your distance from people (at least 6 feet away from others), especially those who are older, and people living with chronic health conditions.
  If you are outside, avoid crowds.
  Don’t shake hands or hug.
  Stay connected to friends and loved ones by phone or through other technology.
  Get information from trusted sources. Visit https://www.mass.gov/covid19 for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results.
  Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times:
      Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
      Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.
      The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Learn what you must do to protect yourself from this fast-spreading virus. Also, most common symptoms, best ways to treat, and more.
Coronavirus: Check your symptoms
Use Buoy Assistant to figure out if you should seek care for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources For Parents :

Working Together as Parents During the Coronavirus FREE WEBINAR – MARCH 31, 7:00 P.M. ET
Parents might benefit from this free webinar. The Coronavirus pandemic is raising parental concerns, fears and challenges about how to parent during this time of partial or complete isolation. Families are home together for long periods of time, without access to the usual external sources of entertainment and activity.

This FREE webinar is intended for parents and will focus on coparenting: How parents can work together – whether they are living in the same household or apart – to keep their children safe and promote their healthy development in a time of great uncertainty. https://smith.zoom.us/s/744872151
Hosted by Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D. and Michael Saini, Ph.D .
Please note: participant email addresses will be collected by SSW for survey purposes.

Communications Resources:

Reducing stress & coping with fear of COVID-19 Poster
Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-Being Poster
Social Distancing Poster for youth and for adults.
Video on Social Distancing for youth.

Mental Health Community Resource:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

13 suicide and crisis intervention hotlines to call or text when you need help
If you or anyone you know is experiencing abuse, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts or sexual assault, these are the numbers to call. https://www.cnet.com/news/suicide-hotlines-crisis-hotlines-to-call-or-text-when-you-need-help/

Suicide Prevention Information:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty: https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

If you’re feeling alone and struggling, please reach out to: The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
Crisis Text Line fields messages about suicidal thoughts, abuse, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, bullying and more.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

Clinical and Support Options (CSO) Crisis Services, Greenfield, MA 413-774-5411
CSO Crisis Services is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Counselors available to talk and complete safety assessments for children, teens, and adults, develop plans, and connect with services. https://www.cnet.com/news/suicide-hotlines-crisis-hotlines-to-call-or-text-when-you-need-help/

Crisis Hotlines for Kids and Teens:

YouthLine -- Text teen2teen to 839863, or call 1-877-968-8491
YouthLine provides a safe space for children and adults ages 11 to 21, to talk through any issues they may be facing, including eating disorders, relationship or family concerns, bullying, sexual identity, depression, self-harm, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline -- 1-800-422-4453
For issues related to child abuse, Childhelp connects you with a professional counselors to help in a crisis, and provide information on how to get help. They offer phone support in 170 languages.

Drug or Alcohol Abuse:

If you are experiencing any kind of emergency situation related to drug or alcohol use, you should call 911 or your local emergency line.

SAMHSA National Helpline – 1-800-662-4357
If you are struggling with addiction or are concerned about a loved one's alcohol or drug abuse, you can contact the hotline for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.