If you lost your job because of the coronavirus crisis, you might qualify for unemployment and support.

The Department of Unemployment Assistance is filing emergency regulations that will allow people impacted by COVID-19 to collect unemployment if their workplace is shut down and expects to reopen in four our fewer weeks.


The following conditions apply:

  • Workers must remain in contact with their employer during the shutdown.

  • Workers must be available for any work their employer may have for them that they are able to do.

  • An employer may request to extend the period of the covered shut-down to eight weeks, and workers will remain eligible for the longer period under the same conditions described above.


If necessary, DUA may extend these time periods for workers and employers. 

Please contact Amanda, Jenn, Kristen or Ashleigh at The Literacy Center if you have lost your job: (508) 399-1026

Other Resources

The Literacy Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing education to adults in the greater Attleboro area.

The Literacy Center building is closed during the COVID crisis. Please call us at: (508) 455-5382 for more information.

Contact Us:  The Literacy Center, 80 N. Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703   |  Phone: 508-226-3603  |  Fax: 508-223-4047

​Building Hours:  Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-8:30pm, Friday 8:30am-12pm, Saturday 9am-12pm