Stafford, CONNECTICUT

COVID-19 RESPONSE

For the latest information, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus

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

 

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. 

 

CONTACTS

First Selectman - Mary Mitta 

Phone: (860) 684-1777 & (860) 684-1778

Email: staffordtownhall@staffordct.org 

Emergency Management Director - James Desso 

Phone: (860) 247-8920
Email: 
emddesso@staffordct.org

Website: staffordct.org/emergency.php

NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

ncdhd.org/newsItem/covid-19-resources

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

portal.ct.gov/DPH

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PROTECTION
cdc.gov

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

 

CONTACT 

By Phone:

Office: (860) 684-3906

Senior Center: (860) 684-3907

Social Services:  (860) 684-7752

Email: parrowg@staffordct.org or strongi@staffordct.org

Website: www.staffordct.org/commcenter.php

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.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday: Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CONTACT

Phone: (860) 684-4239

Emails: family.services@staffordct.org (General Inquiries)

Website: staffordct.org/family.php

 

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.

 

CONTACT

Website: stafford.k12.ct.us

Facebook: Stafford Public Schools

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.

 

CONTACT

Phone: (860) 851-9987

Email: info@safenetministries.com (General Inquiries)

Website: safenetministries.com

 

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.

 

CONTACT

Phone: 1 (855) 365-2428

Website: AccessHealthCT.com

Facebook: AccessHealthCT

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.

CONTACT

Phone: 1 (855) 365-2428

Website: www.211ct.org

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: