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COVID-19 information specific to MRC.

Offices Are Open

MRC Offices Are Open for In-Person Visits

We’re here for you online. We’re here for you at a coffee shop, school, or library. And, we are here for you at our local offices. Our offices serve as a connection point– an important piece of the fabric of our communities across the state, linking you with resources you need.

We will continue to meet you where you are–whether that’s online, in your community, or beginning August 2, by appointment, at an MRC Office.

Apply Online for Services Through MRC Connect

MRC Connect collects your referral information in one place and helps the agency identify programs and services you may be eligible for. Apply Online

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Guidance and Visitation Policy for MRC Residential Programs

The following was provided August 4, 2021

Congregate Care Surveillance Testing Guidance

On August 4, 2021, EOHHS issued revised surveillance testing guidance for organizations that operate residential congregate care programs, veteran’s shelters, and residential schools. EOHHS Congregate Care Surveillance Testing Guidance (this guidance replaces the May 12, 2021 and March 22, 2021 guidance)

Updated June 14, 2021
On May 29, 2021, the Commonwealth lifted COVID-19 restrictions while maintaining necessary COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures in certain settings, including residential and congregate care programs. This guidance replaces and supersedes all previous visitation guidance issued by MRC.

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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, please call 

Main Number (617) 204-3600

Toll Free at (800) 245-6543 (Voice/TDD)

 

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