With Boston Public Schools closed to students starting on Tuesday, March 17, the city will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students. Address:click here for meal site Hours: 8am – 12pm, Monday–Friday
Food: Special Shopping Hours
For Massachusetts, the following supermarkets are enacting early morning shopping hours for special groups.
*We recommend calling your neighborhood locations beforehand to verify their updated hours of operation. Staffing is subject to change.
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Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds.
Using soap and water to wash your hands is the most effective way to ensure prevention of infection. While Hand sanitizer can destroy germs, using soap and water also removes them from your skin entirely. But the soap is necessary! Your soap does not need to be antibacterial! Soap works by flushing the germs off your skin while also removing their protective shells. It is already very effective when used properly!
Hand sanitizer MUST be at LEAST 60% alcohol content or higher.
Hand sanitizer is more effective between 60% and 80%. A certain amount of water helps the sanitizer spread and destroy germs more effectively. Effective hand sanitizer will be alcohol based. Ingredients to look for: ethanol, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol. Any of these three are fine.
You can make your own hand sanitizer if you’ve run out!
Use a 2:1 mixture of Isopropyl Alcohol (91%) and aloe vera gel for a quick at home recipe. This ratio ensures the 60% alcohol threshold. You can add 8 to 10 drops of a scented oil for personal preference. Do NOT use vodka or other liquors, as being erroneously spread on social media. It is not strong enough (80 proof would be 40%, need at LEAST 60%!)
Please stay indoors unless you have to leave for an essential activity.
If you must go out in public, maintain a 6 foot distance where possible, when interacting with others.