COVID-19 Community Connections Newsletter

Please click the links below to view archived editions of our COVID-19 Daily Community Connection Newsletter:

Monday, June 1 - 124th Boston Marathon To Be Held Virtually; Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC); Tune In For Weymouth High School Graduates!; Meet the Author: Lynda Cohen Loigman

Thursday, May 28 - Nationwide Unemployment Scam Targets Massachusetts Claimants; At-Home Access to Ancestry Library Edition Extended; Michael Connelly and Jake Tapper in Conversation

Tuesday, May 26 - Massachusetts COVID-19 Test Site Locator; RMV Extending Vehicle Registrations and Inspection Stickers; Boston Pops Present Summon the Heroes; Special Online Event with Authors Adriana Trigiani, Elin Hilderbrand and Jane Green!

Friday, May 22 - Massachusetts Beaches to Open Starting Monday; Massachusetts Virtual Memorial Day 2020; 2020 National Memorial Day Concert

Thursday, May 21 - Submit questions and comments about Reopening; Weymouth Memorial Day Commemorations; Fashion is a Verb: Online Exhibit from the Peabody Essex Museum; Start a New Podcast

Wednesday, May 20 - Headspace Plus Free to the Unemployed; Need More Information or Help?; Virtual Tour of the USS Constitution; A Conversation with Author Joanna Schaffhausen

Tuesday, May 19 - Safer At Home Advisory; 7th-Inning Stretch with Josh Kantor; O'Reilly For Public Libraries

Monday, May 18 - Reopening Massachusetts Plan; Large Employers to Continue Work From Home Policies to Support Safe Reopening; #HealthcareHeroes Concert Series: Meghan Trainor; Free Online Cooking Classes from Milk Street

Friday, May 15 - Managing Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19; New CVS Testing Sites; Mannequins on the Menu; Graduate Together 2020

Thursday, May 14 - Expanded COVID-19 Testing Criteria; Pandemic EBT Program; Virtual Puzzles With Friends; #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020

Wednesday, May 13 - Massachusetts Workers Emergency Relief Funds; Emergency Assistance Family Shelter; Kindness 101 with Steve Hartman; I Saw A Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show

Tuesday, May 12 - Massachusetts Four-Phase Approach to Reopening; COVID-19 and Utilities; Virtual Tours of Newport Mansions; Celebrate Nurses

Monday, May 11 - New Community Health Center Public Awareness Campaign; Food4Vets; Moby-Dick Marathon; Words of Wisdom From Writers

Friday, May 8 - Updated COVID-19 Response Reporting; Stratfest @ Home; 75th Anniversary of VE Day 

Thursday, May 7 - Face Covering Order in Effect; Free Lectures From Road Scholar; Harry Potter at Home: Your Favorite Voices Read The Sorcerer's Stone

Wednesday, May 6 - Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Weymouth Food Pantry Update; New Department of Health PSA on How to Safely Cover Your Face Outside of the Home; Take a Breath; The WikiGame 

Tuesday, May 5 - Town of Weymouth Fourth of July Celebration Cancelled; Weymo in the Know from WETC; Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced; First Lady of the Commonwealth
& Massachusetts Libraries' Video Library

Monday, May 4 - Mental Health Resources; Mask and Face Covering Order; Five Ways to Honor Mother (Nature); Virtual Prom From the Cast of "The Prom"

Friday, May 1 - Town of Weymouth Extends COVID-19 Order Through May 18, 2020; From the Top: Blanket Fort Live; ICA First Fridays: Digital Dance

Thursday, April 30 - Health Express Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing; Rosetta Stone Now Available With Your Library Card!; Meet the Author: An Interview with Jennifer Rosner

Wednesday, April 29 - Non-Essential Business Closures Extended to May 18; 10 Tips for At-Home Quarantine or Self-Monitoring; Mondays with Michelle Obama; Go Fish... No Really 

Tuesday, April 28 - IRS Stimulus Check Payment Tool Update; Weymouth Elder Services Mask Distribution; One Last (Virtual) Ride at Paragon Park; Meet the Author (Online!): Jennifer Rosner

Monday, April 27 - Small Business Administration Accepting More Applications for Paycheck Protection Program; Contact Tracing: Answer the Call; Get a Glimpse of the Northern Lights; Thirteen Works: Explore the Gardner's Stolen Art

Friday, April 24 - A Message From Hospitals: Don't Avoid Emergency Care; Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) Can Provide Help; National Theatre at Home Live Streams; The Librarians Recommend: At Home Edition 

Thursday, April 23 - Emergency Face Covering Advisory From Weymouth Health Department; Help a Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund; Bitesized Audio Classics

Wednesday, April 22 - Access to SNAP and WIC Benefits During COVID-19; Relief to Massachusetts Student Loan Borrowers; Earth Day 50 Kickoff; #MOS At Home

Tuesday, April 21 - WPL Temporary Information Desk Line; Unemployment Benefits For Self-Employed, Gig Economy And Other Workers; Massachusetts School Will Stay Closed Through the End of the School Year; The Concordium from Harvard

Friday, April 17 - MEMA Interactive COVID-19 Maps; Update On Contact Tracing; Wonderstuck by BBC; #GettyMuseumChallenge

Thursday, April 16 - Town-By-Town Data on COVID-19 Cases; Check Your Symptoms Online; Become a Master Gardener; Find Inner Peace with Great Courses

Wednesday, April 15 - Expanded COVID-19 Response Reporting; Massachusetts Frontline Worker Resources; One World: Together at Home Special; Virtual Marine Biology Camp

Tuesday, April 14 - Grocery Store Worker Priority Testing; COVID-19 Information For Non-English Speakers; Explore the Weymouth Public Libraries Virtual Collection

Monday, April 13 - Mayor Hedlund Announces Relief for Weymouth Taxpayers during the COVID-19 Crisis; Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources; Small Snippets of Satisfaction; Sesame Street and "Caring For Each Other"

Friday, April 10 - Massachusetts Announces Initial Implementation of New Federal Unemployment Benefits From CARES Act; How to Make a Cloth Face Mask; The Weymouth Food Pantry is For Everyone; Dig Into Your History with Ancestry; Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge

Thursday, April 9 - Nursing Home Resource Line; Massachusetts Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund; HBO Offers Free Streaming Content; Zen Cleaning: Reorganize Your Bookshelf

Wednesday, April 8 - PSA from South Shore Health and Weymouth Public Safety Leaders; Massachusetts Guidelines for Grocery Stores; Governor Baker Announces Rapid COVID-19 Testing Site in Lowell; Harry Potter on Overdrive/Libby; Start a Digital Book Club

Tuesday, April 7 - Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund; A Mighty Blaze; The New York Times At Home

Monday, April 6 - Join the COVID Community Tracing Collaborative Team ; CDC Updated Guidance on Wearing Cloth Masks in Public; Personalized Reading Recommendations From Your (Favorite) Librarians; Make the World of Great Art Your Coloring Book

Friday, April 3 - Update on Libraries' Closure to May 4; All State-Run Coastal Beach Parking Closed; COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative; How to Access Even More Ebooks for FREE via Libby; Best Adorable Animal Live Streams to Brighten Your Day

Thursday, April 2 - American Red Cross Has Urgent Need of Donors; How to Support South Shore Health during COVID-19; Boston Symphony Orchestra at Home; Goodnight with Dolly

Wednesday, April 1 - Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents; Free Tax File Programs; Jeff Corwin Pays a Visit to New England Wildlife Center; 19th-Century Parlor Games

Tuesday, March 31 - Contact Weymouth Public Libraries Reference Staff; Google Arts & Culture; The Science of Well-Being

Monday, March 30 - MBTA Updates for The RIDE Service; Personal Protective Equipment Donations; Plimoth Plantation's Interwoven Podcast; Sir Patrick Stewart's Daily Shakespeare Sonnets

Sunday, March 29 - Health Care Professional Volunteers; Protect Yourself From Scams and Fraud; Virtual Love From Berklee College of Music Students; Master the Art of Baking

Saturday, March 28 - No-Walk-In Policy in Force at Registry of Motor Vehicles; Helping Children Cope; Metropolitan Opera Live Streaming Encore Performances; Berlin Philharmonic Offers Free Access to Digital Concert Hall

Friday, March 27 - Income Tax Deadline Extended; Comcast Internet Essentials for Low Income Households; Get Online Guidance on Medical Symptoms; Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection; Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room

Thursday, March 26 - School and Daycares Closed Unti May 4; American Red Cross Has Urgent Need of Donors; Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental Health; Virtual Tours of Beautiful Libraries; LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

Wednesday, March 25 - Get Real-Time State COVID-19 Updates By Text Message; MassHealth Coverage Extended; Boston Public Library eCards; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Online Dance Classes

Tuesday, March 24 - All Non-Essential Businesses Closed Until April 7; Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program; Weymouth Temporary Food Pantry Delivery Service; Virtual Tours of Our National Parks; Authors Everywhere! Channel

Monday, March 23 - Department of Unemployment Virtual Town Halls; Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs; New England Aquarium Virtual Visits & Presentations; Top Five Feel-Good Movies on Hoopla