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Coronavirus Updates from MRC

Information specific to MRC.

Warm Line and Office Closures

Consumer and Family Warm Line

In light of the current environment, MRC has created a Consumer and Family Warm Line available to MRC consumers and family members for questions or concerns regarding MRC services.

The warm line is open five days a week, 9:00am-4:00pm, beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020. The Consumer and Family Warm Line number is 617-204-3665.​

MRC Offices Closed to In-Person Visits

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and until further notice, all MRC offices will be closed to in-person visits. MRC staff are available by phone and email to support you with your service needs.

Visitation Policy for MRC Residential Programs

Updated March 23, 2021 
MRC has provided guidelines to allow residents the opportunity to restore visitation on a limited basis during the COVID-19 pandemic while adhering to recommended CDC and MA DPH guidelines. MRC recognizes how difficult it has been to stay connected during this time, while we all adhere to strict precautions to stop the spread of the virus. Public health experts have now determined that visitation is safe when certain precautions, such as social distancing and face coverings, are strictly followed.

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Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program

The Commonwealth is working with local Boards of Health and developed a statewide program to offer in-home vaccinations for homebound individuals who cannot leave their home to get to a vaccination site.

Eligibility for Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program
In-home vaccinations are for homebound individuals who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site, even with assistance. These individuals require either:
1. Ambulance or two-person assistance to leave the home, or
2. Are not able to leave the home for medical appointments under normal circumstances, or
3. Have considerable difficulty and/or require significant support to leave the home for medical appointments.

How to Connect with the Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program
Organizations who support individuals who are homebound and may require an in-home vaccination may be referred to the State Homebound Vaccination Central Intake Line, operated by MassOptions, to be screened for appropriateness for an in-home vaccine and connected to resources to schedule a vaccination.
Homebound Vaccination Program Central Intake Line 1-833-983-0485 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Homebound Vaccination Program Central Intake Line is available in English and Spanish and will have translators available to support residents in approximately 100 additional languages. Resource Guide below.

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A Message from Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

As communities across Massachusetts work together to address the COVID-19 public health emergency, we want you to know that the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) is committed in continuing to serve you.

MRC is adaptable and resilient in times of change.  We have taken the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the people we serve, our staff and community partners. Although our services may be provided in different ways during this time, please be assured that MRC services are available to you now and in the future.

  • Do you need help finding available employment opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Are you interested in preparing now for future employment?
  • Has your employer asked you to work from home and you need some support to successfully perform your job duties?
  • Do you need assistance with Homecare and/or PCA support services?
  • Do you need assistance in maintaining your independent living services?
  • Do you need guidance and assistance moving out of a nursing facility and living independently in the community?

If you have any questions related to current or future MRC services, we have established a Warm Line to aid you during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The MRC Consumer and Family Warm Line number is 617-204-3665. The warm line is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

 

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