How can I talk with and support my child about Coronavirus?
List of Resources from Town of Windsor Social Services Department
Click link to view a wide variety of resources available to help with housing, food assistance, energy, employment, mental health services and more. Town of Windsor Resources COVID19
The State of Connecticut has launched the Talk it Out Line 1-833-258-5011, to help parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the PSA Here.
- COVID-19 Alert Resources
- BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test Kits
- State of CT COVID-19 Testing Guidance and Guidelines
- State of CT COVID-19 School Submission Reporting Guidance
- Addendum 4: Adapt, Advance, Achieve; Rev. 10.21.20
- Addendum 5: Interim Guiance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in CT School Districts; Rev. 11.3.20
- CT Dept of Public Health Town-Level COVID Response Framework
Communications from Windsor Public School
- School Closure for Remainder of 2019-2020 5.5.20
- Distance Learning Update 4.17.20
- Grab-N-Go Meals Update 4.17.20
- School Closure Announcement 4.9.20
- Important Update - Letter to Windsor Families 4.1.20
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- PSES Letter to Families 3.24.20
- Distance Learning Update 3.24.20
- Updates to School Calendar 2019-2020
- Important Update - Letter to Windsor Families 3.17.20
- Coronavirus Update Letter to Windsor Families 3.16.20
- Update on Coronavirus Preparations 3.10.20
- Coronavirus Letter to Families 3.3.20
WINDSOR, CONN., May 15, 2020 – On Thursday, May 21, the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank (WFFB) will resume accepting donations of food from the public but only during specific time periods and people must call in advance to schedule their drop offs. Beginning on Thursday, May 21, the community food bank will receive donations of food upon appointment on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and on Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its location at L.P. Wilson Community Center at 599 Matianuck Ave. in Windsor, Conn. To schedule a time to bring nonperishable food to the food bank, as well as gift cards to local stores and gas stations, and toiletries, call 860-285-1839.
Foodshare Extends Drive-thru Food Distribution at Rentschler Field Through November
- Open Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
- Distribution address:
615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 – Silver Lane entrance; gates close at 12:00 pm.
- One allocation of food per car per day to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.
- Open to ALL – no ID needed nor income requirements.
Local Grab & Go Food Distributions
There are over 60 local Mobile Foodshare sites currently operating across Greater Hartford with distributions of free produce every other week, and over 200 local food pantries and meal programs in Greater Hartford. Please take advantage of these programs. Here is how to find them.
- Mobile Foodshare is an outdoor pantry-on-wheels, to find a site near you please text “FOODSHARE” to 85511 or go to www.foodshare.org/mobile.
- To find a food pantry, community kitchen and other resources near you, call 2-1-1 or go to https://www.211ct.org/.
Volunteer & Donations
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to donate to help Foodshare continue to serve our neighbors please visit www.foodshare.org
The Windsor Public Library and Wilson Branch are now open with many services available to their patrons. Please click the link to view The Library & COVID-19 for more information and safety precautions while visiting the libraries.
We thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Stay safe and healthy.
Many communities across the country, and the world, are tasked with navigating a new "normal" as social distancing has lead to school closures and a significant rise in distance learning. The TransACT Community Engagement Team has added resources and articles from other organizations to this newsletter for the benefit of our subscribers during this unprecedented situation.
Guidance from the Department of Education is posted at: ed.gov/coronavirus
What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Disease 2019