Information and resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

The Providers' Council will provide information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for members

Mass. DPH website  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information center  

Latest News:

PPE Sources:

NEW! Reopening Guidance from EOHHS: Purchasing Hygienic or Protective Supplies for the Workplace (

Alliance Test Equipment, Inc.  Webster, Mass. Tel: 508.671.9970

Pharmaceutics,  Needham, Mass. Tel: 781-449-9200

Pure Green 24,  New York, NY.  Tel: 800.306.9122

Best practices and member-contributed protocols:

Emergency contingency planning, insurance and risk mitigation resources for nonprofits:

(Source: Metrowest Health Foundation)

(Source: USI Insurance)

(Source: Sun Life) 

(Source: Relias)

FAQs: What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms of this infection include:

  • fever
  • cough and shortness of breath, and
  • in severe cases, pneumonia (fluid in the lungs).
Is there a vaccine? How do I prevent this virus from spreading? 

Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Download a printable fact sheet – this helpful guide can be posted in workplaces and public spaces: Stop the Spread of Germs: Respiratory Diseases like Flu and COVID-19.

There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection. At this time there is no specific treatment for this novel coronavirus. Antiviral medications used to treat other types of viruses are being used but their efficacy is not known at this time.

What do I tell my employees and the people we serve?

CDC-issued guidance for employers to help prevent workplace exposures to illnesses and planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.   A downloadable and printable poster for the workplace can be found here.

Source:  Massachusetts Department of Public Health