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coalition activation level

HMCC staff continue to monitor and assist with COVID-19 response coordination amongst our partners, and are poised to increase the Coalition Activation Level in response to the pandemic. Please scroll down to view procedures for resource requesting during the pandemic.

Western MA COVID-19 Data by County
MA Vaccination Location Map
Western MA COVID-19 Testing Sites by County
COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources
MA COVID-19 Command Center Situation Reports
Other COVID-19 State and Federal Links
To request assistance or provide information/situational awareness

TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE
call the Duty Officer at (413) 773-1502

TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ONLY
with no request for assistance from the Duty Officer email hmcc@frcog.org

When and How to Use the HMCC Duty Officer
HMCC Response Coordination Plan Overview

RESOURCE REQUEST PROCESS and FORMS

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION BEFORE FILLING OUT THE FORMS - IT WILL ALLOW US TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST MORE RAPIDLY.

PLEASE NOTE:  The MA Department of Public Health's Resource Request Unit assists with the provision of short-term (7 day) supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in emergency procedures to healthcare facilities/providers that provide direct clinical care to patients .

UPDATES TO REQUESTING PROCEDURES

(these request standards are throughout the Commonwealth):

  1. PPE from the state stockpile is not meant to supplant normal supply chains - requestors are asked to include documentation of their inability to acquire the needed PPE due to backorder, allocation, etc., along with the request form.
  2. All requesters are asked to request quantities for total amounts needed as opposed to boxes or cases (e.g. 100 masks, 200 pairs large gloves, 3 cannisters sanitizing wipes, etc.) 

BEFORE FILLING OUT THE  REQUEST FORMS (links below):

You will need to provide information specific to EACH requested resource. Incomplete forms will require further follow up from us, and will delay the processing of your request.

Please note that there is a distinct form to use when requesting testing supplies.

  1. First download the form before filling it out fully.
  2. Save the filled out form to your computer/device.
  3. Email the form to hmcc@frcog.org.
    • IF YOU ANTICIPATE YOUR NEEDED RESOURCE BEING DEPLETED WITHIN 24 HOURS, PAGE THE DUTY OFFICER AT 413-773-1502 TO ALERT THEM TO YOUR INCOMING FORM SO IT CAN RECEIVE PRIORITY ATTENTION.

Once the HMCC duty officer has received your request and determined that you have exhausted or will exhaust local resources and your normal supply chain process, they will escalate your request to the attention of the MA DPH COVID-19 Resource Unit.

The FRCOG serves as the sponsoring agency of a 94-town Western Massachusetts Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC) funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The HMCC  coordinates public health and medical emergency preparedness in Region 1 (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties).

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COALITION RESOURCES

Here are shortcuts to some of our most requested resource documents. This is only an overview of the kinds of information that can be found on this site, and there are many more documents that cover planning, exercises, best practices, incident management, recovery, and other topics.

For a complete list of resource documents available on the HMCC website, choose whether you’d like to see them all on one page or organized by topic.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development News and Planning Resources

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MA COVID-19 Vaccination Plan – INTERIM DRAFT

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Joint Cybersecurity Advisory Regarding Credible Threat to Healthcare Systems

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PPE Preservation Planning Toolkit

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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security agency (CISA) Ransomware Guide

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have released a joint…

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