Multilingual resources on COVID-19

MA COVID-19 Printable Fact sheets: Information in English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese with more languages coming soon.  Includes visual communication tool to help people who are deaf and hard of hearing communicate with health care providers. - Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 website

Boston: City of Boston website for COVID-19 updates 

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: flyer in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, English, Farsi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. - Los Angeles County (California) Department of Mental Health

Color in Colorado: A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners - Infographics, factsheets, and other resources in several languages

Novel Coronavirus factsheet in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. - Washington State Department of Health

Coronavirus print resources in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Dari, Farsi, Urdu, Portuguese, Bengali, French, Ukrainian, and Swahili. - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) COVID-19: Protecting our families and our communities. This page includes public health resources in multiple languages that can be shared with immigrant and refugee families; relevant information on immigration policy and enforcement; and other valuable resources, including details on key programs that sick or displaced workers may need.

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Multilingual Resources. A collection of COVID-19 resources in multiple languages. Visit the CHA website.

Switchboard: Fact sheets, posters, multimedia resources, and links to live updates in multiple languages about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent it; and about handwashing. - Visit Switchboard.

Vermont Department of Health and Community Partners, 2020This is a series of 1- to 2-minute videos spoken in a range of languages and providing basic information on COVID-19, with selected 7- to 10-minute videos offering more detailed information. They are shared by the Vermont Department of Health and created by the Spectrum Multicultural Youth Program, Howard Center, and other Burlington, VT community members. Available in Arabic (basic), Arabic (detailed)BosnianDinka (basic ), Dinka (detailed)French (basic)French (detailed)KirundiLingalaNepali (basic)Nepali (detailed)SomaliSpanishSwahiliVietnamese (basic)Vietnamese (detailed).

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) COVID-19 Card. MCDHH has created a Coronavirus Visual Tool to assist Medical Professionals and Deaf and hard of hearing individuals communicate better during medical appointments. Download both the pdf and instructions.

-Medical Providers can use the icons, and communication tips, to:
-communicate illness prevention
-determine symptoms, severity and timeframe
-communicate treatment and ongoing care
-learn the preferred method of communication

-Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals can use the icons to help communicate:
-preferred method of communication
-symptoms, severity and timeframe
-ask questions about care
-know where to get current information regarding Coronavirus

View cards and learn more.

Additional Resources

Network of Care Massachusetts

Network of Care Massachusetts is a statewide online resource providing a comprehensive, searchable directory to help Massachusetts residents find information on behavioral health services and treatment in their community. 

Department of Mental Health Multicultural Resource Directory

This directory contains information about organizations in Massachusetts that offer linguistically and culturally appropriate mental health and related services for communities of color, LGBTQ community, immigrants, and refugees. We hope this directory will be utilized as a starting point for familiarizing users with available local and statewide resources. Users should contact the organizations directly to seek further information. View the guide. 

Additional Resources

Harvard COVID-19 Fact Sheets

Contact

Phone

Informational and referral hotline 211

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

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