Local and State Information and Resources

Maynard Resoures and Information

Status of Town of Maynard Programs and Services

Update of town services and responses.

Maynard Board of Health COVID-19 Resources and Information


Resources for the Business and Nonprofit Community in response to COVID-19

State Resources

Massachusetts Department of Health COVID-19 Portal

Check for updates, prevention and treatment recommendations, and travel information. 

Reopening Massachusetts Info

Nursing Home Resources

K-12 School Information in MA

Travel Information Related to COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance

Food and Economic Assistance

Business Loan and Support

Renters and Homeowners

Mental Health and Well-Being

Resources for Abuse and Neglected

Homeless Support

Contract Tracing

Massachusetts 2-1-1 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Resources (MA Department of Public Health)

Information on unemployment for workers in MA affected by COVID-19.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online (MA Depart of Unemployment Assistance)

Apply for benefits and access MA DUA resources here.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created a specific page compiling information regarding unemployment and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 Unemployment Handbook is a downloadable PDF that can guide you through the entire process of filling out your initial claim and what to expect next. 

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance is hosting virtual halls to assist people who have recently lost their jobs and have questions about unemployment benefits. Check out this link to check the dates and times, and to sign up. 


Stay-at-Home Activities & Resources for Kids & Teens

Virtual Storytime with Mr. Mark (Ages 3+)

You couldn't come to Mr. Mark, so Mr. Mark comes to you with one of his trademark Bedtime Storytimes via the magic of the internet. Put on your PJ's, grab your favorite stuffed animal and get ready to embark on an Adventure in Slumberland!

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Casey (Ages 0-2)

Join Ms. Casey in singing all of our regular songs and rhymes, reading a story, and playing with shaker eggs and scarves.

Virtual Travel

Leave the house without ever ACTUALLY leaving the house!

Authors, Illustrators, Books, and Online Storytimes

This list contains workshops, links to additional sources for ebooks and digital audiobooks, and more!

Talking to Your Child About COVID-19

A list of resources for understanding what COVID-19 is and what is going on to stop the spread of the virus.

Books in the Public Domain - Grades K-6

This is a small sample of books in the public domain.


Online Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums


Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums are all offering online tours and live stream videos to let you tour the facilities while they are closed down.

Online exhibits are offered at the following museums:

Live streams of animals are available at the following Zoos and Aquariums:

Local Museums


Online Courses and Learning

  • Coursera:  Hundreds of courses from top universities and organizations, with access to video lectures, homework exercises, and discussion forums. Includes access to the popular course The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Many courses are free, but please be aware that some have a cost.

  • Digital Learn, from the Public Library Association - Online tutorials to help you tackle technology at your own pace.

  • Distance Learning Center, from WGBH:  Remote learning activities designed for students in grades 9-12. Organized by subject, with estimated time required listed for each activity.

  • Distance Learning Broadcast Schedule, from WGBH:  TV schedule for the WGBH WORLD channel's special distance learning programs, including episodes from NOVA and American Experience. Schedule indicates school subject and suggested grade levels for each program.

  • edX:  Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX provides access to over 2,500 online courses from 140 institutions. Course topics range from language and humanities to engineering and computer science. Many courses are free, but please be aware that some have a cost.

  • freeCodeCamp:  Learn to code with free videos, articles and interactive online lessons.

  • GCF Learn Free, from the Goodwill Community Foundation:  Self-paced tutorials on over 200 topics. Areas covered include computers and technology, social media, digital photography and design, jobs and careers, personal finance, and mathematics.

  • Great Courses Daily offers many free online classes and lectures. Many of the Great Courses are available on Kanopy as well.

  • Instructables:  How-to videos on crafts, cooking, electronics and more. View individual projects or enroll in free online classes.

  • Khan Academy:  Free practice exercises, instructional videos, and lessons. Topics covered include math, grammar, science, history, AP courses, and more. Also includes specialized content from institutions such as NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, and MIT.

  • Milk Street Cooking School:  Through April 30th you can try a free online class! Learn new recipes and ways to approach food. 

  • MIT OpenCourseWare, from the Masssachusetts Institute of Technology: "MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge." Includes over 2,400 online courses.

  • NASA At Home, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:  "Let NASA bring the universe into your home." Free content includes ebooks, virtual tours, videos and citizen scientist activities.

  • Online Technology Tutorials:  Free technology tutorials and support pages, organized by general topic.

  • Open Textbook Library, from the University of Minnesota:  Textbooks covering a wide range of subjects, "available to download for free. All books are "either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization."

  • Stay Home YouTube channel:  Videos covering a wide range of content, designed for homebound viewers. Topics include cooking, crafts, fitness, meditation and gardening.

  • TED Talks:  Over 3300 videos of talks on a variety of topics. "TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages." Also available to browse by topic or playlist.


Staying Active

  • 305 Fitness Shake off your social-distancing stress with 305 Fitness. The dance-cardio studio is now offering free live-stream workouts on its YouTube channel every day at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. EST.

  • Active by Popsugar   Stay Active at Home: with over 500 fitness classes, including content from celebrity trainers and experts in strength, cardio, yoga and Pilates. 

  • CorePower Yoga   CorePower Yoga is offering everyone free access to a new collection of online yoga and meditation classes every week so you can keep your practice moving--wherever you are. 

  • Fitness Blender   Fitness Blender is a popular YouTube channel featuring over 600 workouts that can be searched by length, difficulty, training type, calories burned and muscle group. They have videos suitable for all fitness levels, as well as excellent options for when you might want a really short but intense workout.

  • Free Guided Meditations  Interested in mindfulness, but not sure where to start? There are many meditation apps, audiobooks, and programs available to you — before you get lost in the pile of choices, explore these three basic 5-, 11-, and 20-minute mindfulness meditations.

  • Go4Life   Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Sample exercises and workouts. 

  • Life Time  Life Time is offering public access to their workout videos, divided into categories such as strength, cardio, and yoga--for all ages from seniors to kids. 

  • P.E. with Joe   In his "P.E. with Joe" videos, Joe Wicks — a father of two who goes by The Body Coach on social media — leads kids, and their families, through 30 minutes of jumping jacks, mountain climbers and other sweat-inducing moves. 

  • Sweaty Betty   Wonderful online classes that are full of easy exercises to do at home. No matter whether you have experience doing fitness classes or are a complete beginner, Sweaty Betty has something that will get you working at an appropriate level. 

  • YMCA 360 On-Demand Classes   The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Whether it's a current Y favorite or something new to you, YMCA 360 matches your lifestyle with a growing library of free online videos for you and your family. 


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