Where to find reliable sources of information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For basic medical information on the disease, start on this page at Medlineplus, https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a page with more information as well as phone numbers and links to specific local resources, https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
The National Library of Medicine is another excellent resource, with links to more academic resources, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/index.html#Novel_Coronavirus
All of these websites are being frequently updated as the situation is constantly changing.
Also, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has created a Nursing Home Family Resource Line which is staffed from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, seven days a week. Staff will field questions on a range of topics and coordinate across state agencies to help provide answers. Massachusetts Nursing Home Family Resource Line: 617-660-5399
Finally, a front line defense against infection is frequent hand washing. The Town of Plymouth recommends watching the video below to become familiar with thorough and effective hand washing techniques, the single best deterrent.