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This page includes public health resources in multiple languages that can be shared with immigrant and refugee families; relevant information on immigration policy and enforcement; and other valuable resources, including details on key programs that sick or displaced workers may need. We will do our best to keep this up to date.

VACCINE UPDATE: ALL Massachusetts residents are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. MIRA has developed an FAQ about the vaccine specifically for immigrant and refugee families available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese. You can also download these flyers and shareable social media graphics here.

You can access an FAQ about the vaccine from the state in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Albanian, Arabic, Cape Verdean, and Russian. Boston Medical Center has also developed a series of multilingual videos explaining how the vaccine works. If you need help scheduling an appointment, MA COVID Vaccination Help has multilingual volunteers who can help you through the process as well as a wealth of resources.

Congressman Seth Moulton’s office has created one-pagers on the vaccine for individuals without insurance, available in English and Spanish.

There will be NO immigration consequences for seeking COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination. If you or a loved one are sick or know you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus, don’t hesitate to get tested and treated, regardless of your immigration status or insurance coverage. See the last section for benefits information. State officials have confirmed that testing and treatment for COVID-19 related services will be covered by MassHealth Limited; testing and treatment for COVID-19-related services provided by hospitals and community health centers will be reimbursed by the Health Safety Net. The COVID-19 vaccine will also be available to all at no cost.


COVID-19 health info, access to care & coverage in Mass.

Important: In Massachusetts, ALL residents who are tested and treated for COVID-19 will be covered, regardless of insurance or immigration status. See MassHealth and COVID-19 (also linked below).

Coronavirus-related immigration policy and enforcement updates

Resources for workers in Massachusetts

Note: If you receive unemployment benefits, you are now eligible for an additional $300 a week until mid-March 2021. If you are eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program (allowing unemployment payments to contract and gig workers) and/or the Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (allowing for additional weeks of unemployment), those benefits will also be extended until mid-March 2021.

Housing concerns

Food, cash assistance & other resources


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