COVID-19 Information and Resources
COVID-19 Resources
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COVID-19 Information & Resources

The Mass General Brigham workforce continues to do an amazing job responding to COVID-19. Across the system, there have been many examples (both on the front lines and remotely), of quality care, innovation, adaptability and dedication. The resources below are tailored to provide support, whether you are coping with issues related to COVID or adjusting to the “new normal”.

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COVID Information for Mass General Brigham Employees (Includes Vaccine Updates)

Occupational Health Services Employee Hotline

  • Employee Hotline for Mass General Brigham Healthcare Employees and other members:

    Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm.
    Sat-Sun 8am-12:00pm.
  • Reporting your symptoms or illnesses and receiving guidance on when to return to work if you have questions after you have completed the employee illness report using this online tool.
  • Health concerns related to potential COVID-19 exposures
  • Specific testing for COVID-19

Coronavirus Information (Including Return-to-work Requirements) for the MGB Workforce

Mass General Brigham - Attestation Process Required for Employees Working onsite

To ensure you and your colleagues are able to enter the building quickly and safely, especially during peak times, please:

  • Have your Day Pass ready to show either on your phone or in print at the attestation area by visiting at www.Mass General before you arrive.
  • To the best of your ability, maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and other staff members when attesting, especially manually.
  • When you have completed attestation, immediately put your mask on before proceeding to your work area. Staff are expected to wear masks at all times while on premises.

Information on Vaccines

Booster Shot Information for Employees

MGB Booster Shot Requirements

Mass General Brigham is also offering booster shots to employees who are eligible per the CDC’s recommendation. Eligible employees may schedule their booster shot appointment at a Mass General Brigham location via COVID Pass.

•  You may still get a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster shot, is in your local community. There are many sites, including CVS and Walgreens, offering free vaccine booster shots. You can search, visit or to find a location near you. You can also text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a location.

Document your Vaccine & Booster Status

  • If you receive your COVID-19 booster shot at a Mass General Brigham location, your vaccination will automatically be shared with Occupational Health System Services if you previously provided consent to share your COVID-19 vaccination information with HR and Occupational Health during our recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
  • If you receive a booster at a Mass General Brigham location and have not previously provided consent to share your vaccination information, you can do so now through PeopleSoft. You may also email your COVID-19 booster documentation directly to Occupational Health at By providing consent, your vaccine information is accessed from Epic using an automated data extract that only pulls the COVID-19 vaccine and booster information, including vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of administration. No other medical information is accessed.
  • If you receive your COVID-19 booster shot at a non-Mass General Brigham location (CVS, Walgreens, etc.), you should submit booster documentation directly to Occupational Health System Services at for entry into your Occupational Health record. Booster documentation must include name and date of birth.

Human Resources is working on showing booster compliance in PeopleSoft. An update will be provided when this feature becomes available.

Additional information about obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine can be found on The Pulse.

Information on Vaccines – Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mass.Gov – Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vaccine Information

Where We Work

Commonwealth COVID-19 Leave Program

Massachusetts has a COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave program, which went into effect on May 28 2021 and provides all employees with a job-protected, paid leave of absence of up to 40 hours for certain reasons related to COVID-19. Examples of time covered under this program include time off for isolation/quarantine and recovery from COVID, to care for a family member with COVID and for getting COVID vaccinations and any necessary recovery time after vaccination. View the legal notice, which includes a complete list of eligible leave criteria.

Effective June 14 2022, this new leave program replaces the current Mass General Brigham COVID Pay programs for employee illness, testing and recovery. This program covers all employees at all affiliates, including those who work in states other than Massachusetts. Employees currently receiving pay under any Mass General Brigham COVID Pay program will be unaffected.

Review additional information via MGB COVID Pay FAQs, on Ask My HR and Mass.Gov. If you have questions regarding the new law or resulting policy changes, please contact the HR Support Center by opening an online request or calling 1-833-275-6947 during normal business hours.

General COVID-19 Information
Financial & Housing Resources (COVID)

The Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program is available to help you problem-solve financial and housing issues.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has protections in place (recently extended) through March 2023.

  • Courts must pause non-payment eviction cases when tenants have pending applications for rental assistance.  Click here for information on rental assistance
  • Landlords must submit a copy of a  Notice to quit attestation form and submission information for any eviction notice for nonpayment of rent given to a residential tenant

COVID Housing Crisis & Shelter Resources

Fuel & Utility Assistance

Full Mass General Brigham EAP Housing Resources

Maximizing Well-being

These past 2 + years have required the MGB workforce to cope with fear of COVID, stress, job transitions and adjustments, in addition to challenges with life and family outside of work.  We all stepped up to meet the needs we faced. As we continue to address residual stress and navigate the “new normal,” there is support available.

Supports for Families with Children

We know from the data that kids and teens are dealing with the consequences of COVID. This includes impacts on learning, social connections and emotional well-being. Although there are no quick or easy solutions, the EAP offers many resources to help you assist your children to heal and thrive again.

COVID Childcare Policies

Bright Horizons Backup Care for COVID Exposed Children- Per Bright Horizons policy, exposed children cannot get in home backup care for five days post exposure.

Sittercity in-home childcare – For children who are asymptomatic and test negative, the Sittercity policy is that parents and sitters will have to determine what is best in each circumstance. Parents should clearly communicate expectations during the hiring process.

Bright Horizons & the Traditional Care Centers Implement Test and Stay for child exposures.

MGH Children’s Center
IHP Children’s Quarters 
McLean Child Care Center 
Children’s Center at Assembly Row

Full EAP Childcare Resources

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