COVID-19: COMMUNITY RESOURCES
In response to the impact of COVID-19, the Town of Stafford has compiled a resource listing for residents and businesses affected by this health emergency. Information available is a combination of local and state government programs, non-profit agencies and private sector services. Please note, the supports below are not comprehensive, but intended to quickly connect residents with tools for addressing immediate needs. As neighbors, family members, residents, and friends, we must all do our part – as one town – to support one another during this difficult time. If you have relevant information to contribute, please submit details using our online form. Be well and stay healthy.
Please contact BEFORE visiting any listed location to verify current
hours of operation and/or changes to operational procedures.
LOCAL UPDATES & IMPORTANT CONTACTS
TOWN OF STAFFORD COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE
Information and announcements direct from the Town of Stafford and Emergency Management Department in conjunction with the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD), the Town of Stafford municipal website first: www.staffordct.org/covid19.php
TOWN OF STAFFORD, DEPARTMENT CONTACTS
As of March 18, 2020, all Town Offices, including the Water Pollution Control Facility have been closed to the public until further notice. At this time, offices will remain staffed and able to assist the community via phone of email. Please contact each department directly: www.staffordct.org/contact.php
JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 SCREENING
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., 7 days a week
201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs
Directly in front of the Community Medical Education Center
Must have a physician’s order and proper identification
STAFFORD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Town of Stafford continues to maintain and enhance its role in the field of Emergency Management. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating all preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery activities necessary to minimize and control the effects of disaster, both natural and technological, as well as the effects of terrorist attacks. Natural disasters (i.e. hurricane, blizzard, ice storm), hazardous material releases and mass casualty incidents are all possible threats for Stafford.
First Selectman - Mary Mitta
Phone: (860) 684-1777 & (860) 684-1778
Emergency Management Director - James Desso
Phone: (860) 247-8920
NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PROTECTION
COMMUNITY RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE
STAFFORD COMMUNITY & SENIOR CENTER
In order to protect the health of residents and staff, the Center will be closed to the public until further notice. However, the Director and Social Services Assistant will continue to serve the community and will be taking requests for assistance from the public.
HOURS OF OPERATION (hours may vary)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ONGING PROGRAMS & ASSISTANCE
Emergency Food Bank
Emergency Fuel Bank
Meals on Wheels Program
Mobile Foodshare distribution
Senior and Disabled Medical Car program
Office: (860) 684-3906
Senior Center: (860) 684-3907
Social Services: (860) 684-7752
Facebook: Stafford Community and Senior Center
STAFFORD FAMILY SERVICES
Stafford Family Services will be closed to the public until March 30, 2020, changes will be posted. Referrals for new clients will not taken at this time.
Monday: Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (860) 684-4239
Emails: email@example.com (General Inquiries)
STAFFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM
The Stafford Public Schools Lunch/Breakfast Program is available to all children 18 years and younger. Children do not need to be in the car. Meals are distributed Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., curbside behind the Stafford Middle School. Families interested in signing up should visit the “COVID- 19 Updates” section of the district webpage. If you experience any difficulties, please contact your school office for assistance.
SAFE NET MINISTRIES
To work in concert with Stafford Social Services and community clergy members to act as a safety net, meeting the special needs of Stafford and Union residents who are caught in difficult, transitional times in their lives. Our goal is to provide temporary assistance to those in need of: food, clothing, utilities and shelter. Residents must be referred by Stafford Social Services (860-684-4239), or on an emergency basis, by a member of the Stafford or Union clergy.
Phone: (860) 851-9987
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (General Inquiries)
ACCESS HEALTH CT - NEW SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to threaten public health, Access Health CT announced a NEW Special Enrollment Period for these exceptional circumstances available from March 19 through April 2, 2020 for qualified uninsured Connecticut residents. To see if you qualify, call us between 8AM – 5PM, Monday - Friday.
Phone: 1 (855) 365-2428
2-1-1 OF CONNECTICUT
2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1(800) 203-1234.
Phone: 1 (855) 365-2428
Facebook: 2-1-1 Connecticut
HEALTH & WELLNESS
We care about the health and well-being of our community. Naturally, there are many fears and anxieties surrounding COVID-19 and suspension of our daily routines. This can cause strong emotions in both adults and children. While we continue social distancing practices, please know you are not alone. If you should need, the following are a selection of resources, web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19:
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak