Important Information for Kids, Parents & Families Regarding COVID-19:
To make navigation as easy as possible, we have organized the various resources into categories. Click any of the boxes below and they will take you to a page with resources and information pertaining to that subject!
How to keep your family safe
Follow the guidelines from our local, state and federal governments. Basic facts: (1) wash hands with soap and water, (2) don't touch your face with unwashed hands, (3) if you have symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing, tight chest) call your doctor or health clinic for advice (do not immediately rush to the hospital because that may not be the best approach), (4) practice "social distancing" and stay at least 6 feet away from others, (5) the federal government now recommends wearing a mask when in public.
Here is information from the New York Times on how to make your own mask.
For more information on getting medical and mental health assistance whether you have insurance or not click here.
Click here for CVS Rapid Testing Site Information. Update: New Haven residents that are unable to drive to the site can access transportation by calling 211. This must be done 30 minutes before your scheduled time of appointment. A vehicle will pick you up and return to your residence once testing is completed. There is no charge for this service for New Haven Residents.
Access to Food
With many parents being laid off because of COVID-19, and school being closed, it is important to make sure children still have access to nourishing meals.
The best one-stop for information on getting food is the City of New Haven's food website.
The New Haven Public Schools have quick pick up of meals at several dozen sites. They are open from 9 am to noon, Monday to Friday. Full list of locations.
It can be hard to know which food pantries are open. This list of when food is being distributed and where is updated regularly.