April 2020

The WELLesley Employee                                                           

A Monthly Safety and Wellness Newsletter brought to you by The Town of Wellesley Employee Safety Committee

Working From Home? home Opens in new window

Here is some info about Ergonomics While Working at Home

Medical and Mental Health Support

If you are a member of our town health insurance, you have access to a national network of US board-certified doctors who are available 24/7/365 to treat many of your medical issues by video, phone or email: Call 800-611-5601 or visit MyTelemedicine.com to activate. See flyer here.

Town/School employees have two Employee Assistance Programs to choose from, should you need support: 

Human Relations Service View their handout: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones During the COVID-19 Pandemicmentalhealth Opens in new window

          All One Health - MIIA

Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7. 800-273-8255

Help and Support for Parents

The National Association of School Psychologists offers a guide on how to talk to kids about COVID-19.

Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts has a helpline for parents who are stressed and need someone to talk to.

The National Parent Helpline also has a variety of resources for parents.

Eating Your Way Through a Pandemichealthy

Check out some Nutritional Resources from immune boosting veggies to comfort food

Tired of cooking? The Wellesley Health Department has put together Take Out Tips

Get Outside!

Check out All Trails, a website and app that will show you all the trails in your area.

Don’t forget your sunscreen and check for ticks!

Deals piggy

The CALD Resource Blog offers a list of companies that are offering free services during the outbreak, from Uhaul to Scholastic to the New York Times.

Internet Essentials by Comcast is offering 2 months free.

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

The IRS is offering options for free tax filing for some people whose 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less. The IRS is also taking more specific actions to offer relief to people who may be affected by the coronavirus. Find details and more information on their website.

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Info From The CDC

Click here for new updated CDC recommendations on face coverings
This is an excellent resource for all questions related to face coverings, and includes a DIY tutorial as well.

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Click here for more info about the critical need for blood donations

Upcoming Trainings

Click to see MIIA Training Calendar                           

 Do you have an event or training that you would like to make available to all employees? Please contact Jen Glover jglover@wellesleyma.gov