Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Jamaica Plain, is grateful for a Feeney Brothers donation and their words of support. Feeney Brothers donated masks and gloves. These donations are greatly appreciated, especially for a center like Sherrill House that is caring for one of the most vulnerable populations in Boston, none with COVID-19, although Sherrill House is prepared.
There are a lot of simple nature tasks for all ages. The Arnold Arboretum has suggestions for things you can do in your own backyard or neighborhood while social distancing.
"Nature can be a powerful antidote to all the uncertainty and disruptions that we find ourselves living in at the moment. Children especially can find comfort in activities that mirror the normal routines of school or daycare," says the Arboretum's website. There's a different activity each weekday.
JP Centre/South Main Streets (JPCSMS) is a volunteer-led non-profit that works to strengthen the JP Centre/South business district as a vibrant center of community life. Right now, we are confronting the economic realities of the COVID-19 crisis, and suddenly finding ourselves in the position to lead our community in economic recovery efforts. Dozens of volunteers have already reached out to discuss how to best support our local businesses. Please read below to learn how you can contribute to ongoing recovery efforts. JPCSMS has identified three projects for immediate and long term impact.
Massachusetts legislators have proposed numerous bills to help those being affected by the Coronavirus. "We have a public health crisis as the number of those infected grows every day. We have an economic crisis as the threat of a recession looms larger every day and workers risk weeks (or months) without a paycheck," wrote JP Progressives in an email. "And we have a democratic crisis as the virus outbreak challenges our ability to hold traditional in-person elections. And this is on top of the crises we already face, such as the inequality that affects all aspects of our society."
The city is making some temporary parking enforcement changes due to the ongoing Coronavirus public health emergency, including 5-minute parking pickup zones in front of restaurants. "During this challenging time, we're doing all we can to keep our residents healthy and safe," said Mayor Marty Walsh via press release. "We understand transportation is a need and concern for residents and medical professionals, and these updated policies will help everyone during this ongoing public health crisis." Temporary pick up zones are being created in front of restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery only. Takeout food pickup zones will restrict parking to five minutes to increase convenience for the quick pickup and delivery of takeout food from restaurants while providing adequate room for social distancing of six feet or more.