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
Keep 6 Feet of Distance Between Yourself and Others >>
HELP STOP THE SPREAD – Need help estimating the right distance? Here are some things that are 6 feet. Keep 6 Feet of Distance Between Yourself and Others
Are You In Need of a Face Mask? The City of Greenfield is Distributing Donated Homemade Masks to Those in Need. >>
Here’s How it Works
• Community members make and donate masks to the City
• We wash and package them
• You call us at the COVID‐19 Community Hotline 413‐775‐6411 when you need one
• We put your mask out front for you to pick up at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street. Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.
The City of Greenfield is Distributing Donated Homemade Masks to Those in Need
Donate Homemade Masks – Help protect your community and stop the spread of COVID‐19 >>
City of Greenfield is Collecting Homemade Mask Donations – We know Greenfield is filled with talented creators and we need your help! Please consider donating your homemade cotton masks to the City of Greenfield to distribute to our community members in need. With Greenfield’s new advisory on wearing face coverings in public, we want to ensure that anyone who needs a mask can get one!
Thank you to all of those who are making masks and/or providing material to the cause.
Donations can be dropped off at the Emergency Operations Center located in the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant Street Monday ‐ Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.
If you are in need of a face mask, please call the Community Hotline at 413‐775‐6411
Mask specifications from City of Greenfield officials:
• 100% cotton is best • Multiple layers of fabric
• Do not include any metal within the mask
• Ear straps or ties for behind the head
• Must be able to be washed and dried without changing size or shape
City of Greenfield is Collecting Homemade Mask Donations
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.
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
● All Spring programs have been canceled
● The Movie in the Park showing of Frozen 2 on May 15th has been cancelled
● REC the NIGHT Tye Dye on May 15th has been cancelled
● Mutts and Mayhem Scheduled for May 23rd have postponed their inaugural event until 2021
● Summer program registrations are currently on hold
● Summer Camp Registration is currently on hold
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
How to Take: Part Simply scan the QR code on the top right with your Mobile Device to download the App. Add your email to log in – you’ll be sent a pin code to access the app. Once you log in, create a profile and upload a profile picture (optional). Next: Watch for squirrels in your garden, neighborhood or on short walks. To track a sighting click the “Record a squirrel sighting” on the home screen and fill out the details. You can record the squirrel type, the squirrel activity, number of squirrels and the city and zip code of the sighting. You can also add notes if you see anything interesting, like other wildlife. Earn digital badges on your profile by recording your sightings! Start counting today by scanning the QR code or visiting this link: https://xdfvr.glideapp.io/
2020 Greenfield Squirrel Census
Special thanks to our friends at the Milwaukee County Parks for developing this program!
Our Recreation Staff are ready to write! Anyone can participate, whether they know the staff member or not. We always love hearing from our friends and making new ones. It’s easy! Pick a staff member, write them a letter, and mail it to: Greenfield Recreation 20 Sanderson Street Greenfield, MA 01301
Recreation Department Pen Pal
City of Greenfield COVID-19 UpdatesFor more information on the City of Greenfield’s response, visit the City’s website.
How it spreads
Prevention and treatment
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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.
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● Avoid crowds
● Stay 6 feet away from others
● Don’t shake hands or hug
● Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and loved ones.
|●||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.|
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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.
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Video on Social Distancing for youth.
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/
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/
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.
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.