2019 Novel Coronavirus

The City of Malden’s resource page for the COVID-19 Coronavirus is full of information from local, state and federal resources.  To help keep our residents safe, we recommend that you follow these steps to stay informed and safe: 

  • Regularly visit this page as it will change frequently
  • Subscribe to our Public Health Website Alerts to receive text or email alerts when any new or major changes occur in 
  • Register for our Public Alert system to receive important broadcast alerts via text and/or phone.
  • Share these resources with other Malden residents who are not aware of this page, do not have access to the internet or do not speak English as their primary language. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The State of Massachusetts has laid out the details for the rollout of the COVID-19 VaccineThe Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group, made up of leaders from health care, the faith community, community organizations, local government, and others. The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. Vaccine distribution in MA will occur in a phased approach:
  • Phase 1 which includes first responders, healthcare workers, long term care facilities, congregate care settings, home-based and other healthcare workers..  See the Phase 1 plan in full detail. 
  • Phase 2 includes individuals with 2+ comorbidities and/or age 75+, early education workers, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works and public health workers. Also adults 65+ and all individuals with one comorbidity. See the Phase 2 plan in full detail
  • Phase 3 which includes the general public who will be able to find vaccine locations using the CDC's interactive website

Reopening Status

In accordance to Governor Baker issued phases to re-opening, key public health metrics will determine if and when it is appropriate to proceed through reopening phases. We each have a collective responsibility to ensure that reopening proceeds smoothly and safely. Everyone must follow public health directives and use common sense to protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and vulnerable populations across the Commonwealth.
  • Reopening Massachusetts report
  • Submit questions and comments about Reopening Massachusetts

How to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

  1. Check your eligibility . 
    • To get vaccinated in Phase 1 or 2, you will need to confirm that you are part of a currently eligible group within those phases. This is called “attesting.”
    • You may be asked to attest online or over the phone when booking.
    • If you are not asked when booking, you will be asked to attest when you arrive at your appointment. Vaccination locations will likely have an attestation form available, however, you can fill out the COVID-19 Massachusetts Vaccination Attestation Form and bring it with you to your appointment to be prepared. 
  2. If you are currently eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine follow the steps below to book an appointment.
    • Find a location and schedule an appointment online
      • Individuals 75 and older without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance. Language interpretation will be available.
      • Malden residents who have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for the vaccine can call the Malden COVID-19 Vaccine information line at (781)661-8500. Language interpretation will be available by request.
  3. Prepare for your appointment.
    • Bring an ID with your name, if you have one, to verify your name in the vaccination system. You can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine without insurance or an ID.
    • Bring your health insurance card, if you have one. Your insurance will be billed at no cost to you. You do not need to be insured to receive the vaccine.
    • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

What to know before going to your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment

  1. The vaccine is free. You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.
  2. You must make an appointment to get a vaccine.
  3.  The vaccine requires two doses. You should make sure you have a second appointment scheduled from the same site, or know how to schedule it, before leaving your first appointment.
  4. If you need public transportation, use the MBTA trip planner.
  5. Mystic Valley Elder Services is offering free rides to residents age 60+ can contact MVES at (781) 324-7705 to request a ride to your vaccine appointment. (Please make sure you have your appointment already scheduled)
  6. You must confirm you are eligible for your phase.
  7. You can get a vaccine even if you do not have insurance, a driver’s license, or a Social Security number.

Current Rules and Guidelines

List of the current restrictions and guidance from City, State and Federal.

Resources to Help

Resources to help businesses and individuals during COVID-19

Your Health and Wellbeing

List of health resources for you to stay well or get well.