CFA’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, CFA’s top priority is to keep the children and families we serve safe and healthy. We are in communication with State and local health agencies to coordinate our response to the current public health situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Below please find a list of suspended services*:
- Child & Family Agency has cancelled GROUP therapy sessions as of Friday, March 13.
- Child & Family Agency’s BP Learned Mission is closed until further notice. CFA is preparing for a limited reopening of ECDC and NLDN on Monday, July 6, 2020.
- As of Thursday, March 19, CFA will no longer hold in-person sessions at any location. This includes Child Guidance Clinic sessions and In-Home Services. Beginning Friday, March 20, services will be provided via Telehealth (video or audio) sessions.
- Starting Tuesday, June 16, our School-Based Health Centers will be open Monday – Friday for immunizations and physicals. Visits will be by appointment only and COVID-19 screening questions will be asked prior to arrival. A mask must be worn at all times during the visit. Please call 860-437-4555 to schedule an appointment.
- School-Based Health Center telehealth appointments with a Nurse Practitioner are available Monday – Friday. Medical services include:
- Appointments for issues such as rashes, ear pain, mild injuries, etc.
- Guidance as to whether a primary care visit is needed
- If COVID-19 testing would be indicated
Please call for more information.
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*Subject to change
RESOURCES FOR IMPACTED FAMILIES
Comcast will be offering free Wi-Fi to new or low-income families during this time of social distancing. Now, new, qualifying customers can sign up for 60 days at no cost, and Comcast is boosting broadband speeds for all Internet Essentials customers (visit: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19).
Charter will also be offering temporary free Wi-Fi services. To enroll in Charter’s free-broadband program, eligible consumers must call (844) 488-8395. The company said it will waive installation fees for new student households.
Yale New Haven Health has also set up a call center to respond to questions about Covid-19, give assessments to patients by phone or video, and determine whether someone needs to be tested. 1-833-ASK-YNHH. (1-833-275-9644). When possible, please call your primary care provider for guidance first.
Waterford Public Schools Meal Assistance:
Starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Waterford Public Schools will be serving FREE (for students and household siblings) Grab & Go meals for Breakfast and Lunch three days a week during school closure. Breakfast and lunch may be picked up from 9 AM-11 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Monday and Wednesday pickup will contain 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per student; Friday pickup will contain 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per student.
WHO can get meals?
Meals are free for all students 18 years of age or younger and their household siblings. The student must be present for pick up and accompanied by an adult. Adults may purchase breakfast for $3.00 and/or lunch for $4.00 (cash only).
WHERE will meals be served?
Curbside pick up will be available at Clark Lane Middle School (105 Clark Lane Side cafeteria entrance – look for signage). Meals will be delivered to your car. We ask that you do not exit your vehicle.
Any questions, please call the School Dining and Nutrition Services Department at 860-444-5862.
Groton Public Schools Meal Assistance:
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for students of Groton Schools and other children in their household 18 years and younger!
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 9:30 am. Grab & Go Meals at these locations while schools are closed to limit COVID19 risk:
- West Side Elementary, 250 Brandegee Avenue
- Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road
- Mary Morrisson Elementary, 154 Toll Gate Road
IMPORTANT! For the safety of all, please stay in your car and drive up for distribution. Meals will be brought to you!
Stonington Meal Assistance:
The food service department will distribute breakfast and lunch to any student under the age of 18 at the Human Services building next to Stonington High School. Students do not have to qualify for free/reduced lunch to receive these meals.
Meals will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 10:00 AM beginning Monday, March 16th.
Please contact Human Services at (860) 535-5015 if you need these meals delivered.
How to talk with your kids about Coronavirus
If you are a parent or caregiver and feeling unsure about what to share, how much to say, and ways to navigate COVID-19 when so much is uncertain, you’re not alone. Families the world over are with you on this one. Here are some tips to get you through as the outbreak continues.