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COVID-19 Vinfen Updates

The following is a running list of all Vinfen updates. We are committed to providing accurate and timely information to our staff, people we serve, families, partners, and supporters.


(June 15, 2021): Please note: A Letter From Jeanne Russo On Visitation Policy Updates (6.15.21)

(March 31, 2021): Please note: DDS Visitation Guidance Update (3.19.21) and DMH Visitation Guidance Update (3.19.21)

(March 22, 2021): Please note: EOHHS Residential And Congregate Care Guidance Update (3.22.21)

(March 19, 2021): Please note: DDS Off Site Attestation Form Update (3.19.21)

(March 11, 2021): Please note: A Letter From Joe Gomes On Changes To Vinfen’s Visitation Policy (3.10.21)

(December 17, 2020): Please note: DDS Commissioner Message To Families (12.17.20)

(December 3, 2020): Please note: A Letter From Joe Gomes On DDS And BI Visitation Policy Updates (12.3.20)

(November 18, 2020): Please note: A Letter From Joe Gomes On Holiday Visitation Guidelines (11.18.20)

(November 17, 2020): Please note: A Letter From Jeanne Russo On Holiday Visitation Guidelines (11.17.20)

(November 13, 2020): Please note: EOHHS Secretary Sudders Letter To Family Members Of Individuals In Congregate Care (11.13.20)

(October 5, 2020): Please note:  Visitation Policy Letter (10.5.20) and Visitation Policy Letter – If No Visitation Allowed (10.5.20)

(July 15, 2020): Please note: Day Services Reopening Memo (7.15.20) and Clubhouses Reopening Memo (7.16.20)

(July 2, 2020): Please note: DDS Visitation Guidance (7.2.2020) and DDS Off-Site Visit Attestation Form

(June 10, 2020): Please note: DMH Visitation Policy Update (6.10.20) and DDS Visitation Policy Update (6.10.20)

(June 1, 2020): The 2020 Vinfen Celebration of Family Partnerships has been canceled. Virtual options/ideas are being discussed in lieu of this year’s event.

(May 30, 2020): Today is NAMIWalks Your Way – a NAMI Massachusetts virtual event dedicated to increasing awareness, knowledge, and advocacy of people with mental health challenges and their support systems

(May 12, 2020): A message to the people, families, and communities we serve from Bruce Bird

(May 8, 2020): Bruce Bird was interviewed by OPEN MINDS founder Monica E. Oss, M.S., about the lessons learned while guiding Vinfen through the COVID-19 crisis.

(May 6, 2020): Help us celebrate National Nurses Day by thanking a Nurse!

(May 5, 2020): Today is #GivingTuesdayNow. Donate to the Vinfen COVID-19 Relief Fund

(April 24, 2020): We still need your help: give a gift of gratitude today

(April 17, 2020): Vinfen leadership extend their gratitude

(April 16, 2020): Today is The Caring Force Reverse Rally!

(April 15, 2020): Vinfen expanded its advocacy efforts and joined over 200 organizations who signed a letter to Governor Baker asking for PPE, testing, and increased wages

(April 14, 2020): Metro Boston Area Citizens Legislative Breakfast on May 20 is cancelled until further notice

(April 13, 2020): Reminder: ways to manage stress of COVID-19

(April 6, 2020): Donate to the Vinfen COVID-19 Relief Fund

(April 3, 2020): Please send all PPE donation information to

(March 31, 2020): Run-4-Life 2020 is canceled. (Ragnar Relay information)

(March 25, 2020): We need PPE!

(March 24, 2020): Increase in Compensation Announcement: Direct Care Staff

(March 23, 2020): Gateway Arts’ A Taste of Gateway Postponed until September 12, 2020

(March 19, 2020): NAMIWalks 2020 Goes Virtual (New Virtual Event Date – Saturday, May 30)

(March 15, 2020): Non-Essential Work-Related Travel is Suspended

(March 13, 2020): Information for Visitors to Programs (Screening Tool, Family and Guardian Memo, Entrance Poster to Programs)

(March 9, 2020): Vinfen’s Innovation in Behavioral Health Conference Postponed Until Further Notice


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