COVID-19 in Western MA
Visit the Western MA COVID-19 Data Dashboard for the latest COVID-19 data for the region. The Dashboard is updated every Friday, by mid-afternoon.
Have you visited our county pages?
Check them out for county data over time, community-level data, and more!
Upcoming COVID-19 Events
  • Community COVID-19 Town Hall- What YOU need to know about the COVID Vaccines, 4/28/2021 at 5:00pm: Baystate Health is hosting a town hall featuring Dr. Durane Walker. A Q&A will follow the presentation. To submit questions in advance, click here. There are several ways to join:
  • Zoom Webinar (best option for participation)
  • Call in with phone number: 646-558-8656 and meeting ID: 818 9424 0568
  • Watch on Public Access TV Channel 12
  • Stream live through Focus Springfield YouTube or Facebook

  • COVID 19 Vaccine Community Conversation for Black, Indigenous, and person of color communities, 4/29/21 at 5:00pm: Join the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for a webinar. Click here to learn more, submit questions for panelists, and register for the event.

  • Current Status of COVID-19 in Western MA, 5/5/21 at 8:00am: Human Service Forum is hosting an event featuring Dr. Robert Roose, Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Medical Center and Dr. Andrew W. Artenstein, M.D. Chief Physician Executive and Chief Academic Officer, Baystate Health to discuss testing and screening, health disparity, infection rate updates, vaccination, and more. There will be a Q&A after the Keynote. $45 for HSF Members, $65 for Not Yet Members. Register.

If you know of any upcoming events about COVID-19, please reach out so we can share with our network!
J&J Vaccine
The pausing of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an example of safety monitoring working. The monitoring system quickly identified the issue and the government is prioritizing safety.

According to a recent poll conducted for the de Beaumont Foundation, despite the Johnson & Johnson pause, vaccine confidence is rising. Learn more about the poll.
COVID-19 Vaccine: When, Where & Now What?
People age 16 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can now get vaccinated.

Where can I get Vaccinated?
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Finder: Search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations. Appointment availability is updated daily. Some local vaccination sites may only be open to residents of select town. Check listing to see if the site is restricted.
  • Pre-register for mass vaccination sites: Preregister to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at one of 7 mass vaccination locations: Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Hynes Convention Center, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, Natick Mall and former Circuit City in Dartmouth. More locations will be added in April.
  • Vaccination locations and bus routes in the PVTA service area: Find a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites in the PVTA service area and which bus routes service them.

Vaccine Scheduling Help Lines
Baystate Health has compiled information about local contacts that offer assistance with vaccine scheduling. Click here to see the list.
Information may change from one day to the next. For the most up-to-date information, visit the state's vaccination page.
Get Tested to Control the Spread
Should I get tested?
COVID-19 testing is still an important part of combating the spread of the virus. You should get a test for COVID-19 if:
  • You develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild
  • You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
Go Green for Children's Mental Health Week
The mental health of children has been worsening during the pandemic. The Parent/Professional Advocacy League, in partnership with the Behavioral Health Network, asks you to show your support and help raise awareness by "lighting up green" in support of Children’s Mental Health Week (May 2-8) this year!

Decorate your home with green string lights or garlands, wear green, and consider asking your town hall, fire department, or other local landmarks to join in.