MMA virus resources

This email came this afternoon from the Massachusetts Municipal Association, which contains a link to an absolute trove of links to information on the COVD-19 virus.

BTW, the MMA does not seem to know that Gus is our SB chair – I spent two days at the MMA annual meeting in January with that error on my name tag.


Dear Board of Selectmen Chair Peterson,


I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and in good health. I am writing to share some important resources with you that I hope may be of some use as you work hard to support your community and keep essential services flowing to residents during this uncertain time.


First, please be sure to check out the MMA’s COVID-19 Resource Page. This page is being continuously updated and aggregates information to help municipal leaders respond and continue their critical operations.


I also wanted to call to your attention a recent article written by Stephanie Helm of the MassCyber Center with some guidance for cities and towns on cybersecurity and telework. As Stephanie points out, “as we modify our work practices to operate remotely, cybersecurity must continue to be an important element of municipal safety and security.” Although we unfortunately had to cancel the March MSA meeting dedicated to this topic, we are hard at work on developing a webinar in partnership with the MassCyber Center that we will share more details about in the coming weeks!


If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Be well,



Isabelle Nichols

Member Services Coordinator

Massachusetts Municipal Association

One Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110



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