By Maura Healey | May 11, 2020
Recently, I went to the Chelsea Collaborative and Everett Grace Food Pantry to help distribute critical supplies and provide resources about how my office can help residents during this crisis. The COVID-19 virus and economic fallout have disproportionately harmed communities of color and immigrant communities, like Chelsea and Everett. We know this is because our nation’s long history of discrimination has fueled disparate outcomes in health, housing, transportation, the environment and more.
Download and share our “Know Your Rights” flyers in 10 languages. I want everybody to know: there are resources and protections available for you. We are here to help.
YOU are protected from evictions and foreclosures, debt collection, utility shutoffs, price gouging, and discrimination. YOU might qualify for cash assistance, unemployment benefits, earned sick time, health insurance coverage, and assistance from non-profit organizations.
We need to get the word out about these protections and benefits. Public health depends on it.
Take a look at these flyers to make sure that you know your rights and how to protect yourself – and share these with your family and neighbors, especially those who might be particularly vulnerable.
And remember, if you are injured, sick, need routine care, develop COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to the virus, don’t be afraid to call your doctor. Our hospitals and community health centers are safe, open, and ready to help you. This is true regardless of your immigration status.
Help us spread the word. We’ll continue to keep you in the loop with the latest updates.