The items below are not a replacement for emergency medical care, but they may be helpful in connecting residents with health care resources if they display COVID-19 symptoms.
• Buoy Online Tool: Massachusetts residents can use the Buoy Health online tool to get advice from an online health assistant safely at home, for free. Buoy connects residents with the appropriate health care resource based on symptoms and risk factors for COVID-19.
• Text Alerts: The new messaging tool called “AlertsMA” allows residents to subscribe to real-time text notifications about coronavirus by texting the keyword COVIDMA to 888-777.
• 211 Hotline: You can also make a free and confidential call to the COVID-19 Informational and Referral Hotline 24/7 by dialing 211.