COVID-19 Resources Accessible by Visiting

(Last updated: 1/27/2022) 

The map below shares COVID-19 related resources in the city of Boston that are accessible by visiting. The virtual resources are shared through the Wellness Ideas Bank, a collective effort made possible by our partners and community members. The information may change rapidly. Please contact each location before visiting. We will add more resources and keep this page updated as we receive more information.

Please click the tab icon in the top left of the map below to see the list of places to visit

  • COVID-19 testing sites
  • Homeless population services including emergency shelters
  • Diapers & hygiene kits may be available at the ABCD locations: please contact ABCD's Mystic Valley location at 781-321-2501 or email mvoc@bostonabcd.org

For up-to-date information on affordable, high-quality food resources in the Boston area during the COVID-19 pandemic, please download the Boston Abundance mobile application (Android and iOS). You can use the App to view contact information, details and hours, and share your perspective by leaving reviews about each location. The App includes: 

  • WIC approved stores
  • Food pantries
  • Farmers markets and community fridges
  • Free meal sites
  • Meal pick-up sites for seniors
  • Double-Up Food Buck and other SNAP-incentive programs
  • Specialty grocery stores

Additional Resources:
  • [COVID-19 Vaccinations] VaxFinder.Mass.GovIf you are over the age of 5 and live, work, or study in Massachusetts, you can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 Vaccine is free. You don’t need an ID or insurance to get the vaccine. People age 5-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can get any vaccine
  • [COVID-19 Vaccinations] Vaccine Locations in Boston The Boston Public Health Commission has compiled information about the free COVID-19 vaccine available in multiple languages. Please visit for an up-to-date map of vaccine sites around the city.
  • [Mental Health] The 2022 Mental Health Resource List compiled by Nursing License Map includes helpful articles, toolkits, and technology to support sleep, healthy eating, counseling and mindfulness. Visit the Entertainment section for lists of museums offering free virtual visits. 
  • [Food] Health Leads Vital CXNs- Food resources listed out by neighborhood and continually updated.
  • [Food] Project Bread's Foodsource Hotline - If you or someone you know living in Massachusetts needs food assistance, please refer them to Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline toll-free at 1-800-645-8333 (Monday- Friday: 8am - 7pm; Saturday: 10am - 2pm). 
  • [Food] Meals on Wheels (Project Bread) - Meals on Wheels is a program that offers well-balanced meals to adults through home delivery or congregated dining sites. Please call 1-800-243-4636 to find the closest agency. If you need home-delivered meals, staff will make an appointment for a home-delivered meal assessment.
  • [Food] Fresh Box Program - Delivery of pre-packed ‘Fresh Truck Boxes’ with about a week’s worth of produce to the Boston households. Please check the eligibility and email the Office of Food Access at food@boston.gov
  • [Food] Ethos Meals on Wheels - Ethos brings meals to home bound seniors. Click here for contact info or call 617-477-6606 to learn more about Meals on Wheels and to enroll. 
  • [Food] SNAP Store Locator - USDA's SNAP Retailer Locator allows anyone to locate nearby SNAP-approved stores by entering a street address, city, and zipcode.
  • [Housing] Housing/Eviction Related Resources - Community Housing Data Tool by Vital Village shares COVID-19 related updates for the Boston residents. 
  • [Child Care] Massachusetts EEC Approved Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs in Massachusetts - "Do not contact an emergency child care program unless you require emergency, back-up, drop-in care. Priority must be given to people including but not limited to health care workers, essential state and human service workers, COVID-19 health workers, grocery store employees, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, transportation and infrastructure workers, sanitation workers, DCF-involved families, and families living in shelters." 
  • [Info] City of Boston's Text Alert Service - Please text BOSCOVID to 888-777 (English) for daily COVID-19 updates (available in 10 different languages).
  • [Info] Wellness Bank Resource Guide - A curated, time-sensitive list of resources from the Wellness Idea Bank tailored to needs and important things to know for each month.
  • [Utility] Internet Connectivity and Technology Needs - City of Boston's webpage with special offers from Comcast, PCS for People, RCN, Starry, and Verizon for low-income residents.
  • [Utility] Lifeline - Apply for a discounted communications service through the Lifeline Program. It is a government benefit program that provides a monthly discount on one communications service from a certified Lifeline service provider. The program offers three options: 1. home phone service 2. home internet service (where available) 3. a wireless phone plan with data. The Lifeline Program subsidy does not cover the cost of a wireless device, but some Lifeline Providers may choose to offer an initial wireless device upon completing enrollment.
  • [Health] Buoy - Massachusetts residents can use it to assess symptoms and find the right care. "Buoy's online tool is not to be used in place of emergency medical care. If this is an emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room." More information is available here.
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