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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.

IMPORTANT: 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.

STIMULUS PACKAGE: At the end of December 2020, Congress passed a new stimulus package that, among other provisions, includes additional stimulus relief for working Americans. Unlike under the CARES Act, the new stimulus relief includes members of mixed-status families. Read our summary of the package and what it means for you here.

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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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