- Most DLS staff are working remotely and can be contacted by email. Click here to find staff email addresses using the DLS Staff Directory
- Telephone services have been temporarily suspended, including our DLSLaw Attorney Hotline. The DLSLaw email account has also been suspended; urgent municipal finance and regulatory questions can be emailed to COVID19DLS@dor.state.ma.us.
- We urge all municipal officials not already receiving DLS notifications to use this page to sign up for DLS Alerts now. DLS will issue important information (Alerts, Bulletins, IGRs and more) using this email distribution list.
- For information on personal income tax or child support, visit the Department of Revenue's COVID-19 page.
Emergency Expenditures and Fiscal Resources
This section provides guidance on emergency expenditures related to COVID-19.
For emergency spending authorization, please send an email to the Director of Accounts at COVID19DLS@dor.state.ma.us and we will respond as soon as possible.
Public Health and Safety
Information related to municipal public health and safety departments.
Information on general governance and changes to open meeting laws.
Legislation and Emergency Actions
Ch. 53 of the Acts of 2020 – An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19 (4/3/20)
MEMA Federal Disaster Declaration Information
Guidance From Other Agencies
Information and guidance from other Commonwealth agencies and organizations that may be helpful to cities and towns.
Telework cybersecurity advice for cities and towns (MassCyberCenter 3/19/20)
CISA.gov provides resources including guidance on teleworking, defining critical infrastructure and encouraging user vigilance.
COVID-19 Security Resource Library from StaySafeOnline.org (National Cyber Security Alliance)
This library from NCSA features free information on current scams, cyber threats, remote working, disaster relief, and more.
|Date published:||March 20, 2020|
|Last updated:||April 7, 2020|