Sunday, 29 November 2020

Izabela Bonzanini

Protecting Danbury's Children and Families: What Does Distance Learning Mean for Your Family?

Last week, Danbury Public Schools made the decision to move to the full-distance learning model (in home) instead of in-school learning due to the upward trend of positive COVID-19 cases. The decision was made over time in consultation with DPS Health/Nursing services, the City’s Health Director, Dr. Fong, the district medical doctor and Danbury Hospital doctors. We have heard from many families who don’t agree with this decision and understand the hardship this change represents for families.

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Danbury Area Grocery Delivery Program Helps Older Adults Stay Safe During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges in our society and in our community. One of the biggest concerns for older adults over the past several months has been staying safe and social distancing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CT’s Department of Public Health recommend those over 60 or those with underlying chronic conditions stay home. These safety precautions are also what makes getting groceries and access to food and essentials even more difficult for older residents.

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Governor Lamont Increases Funding for Housing Assistance Programs, Extends Eviction Moratorium To October 1

Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is doubling funding for the previously announced rental assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19 from $10 million to $20 million. That program, which is funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund managed by the Office of Policy and Management, provides payments to landlords on behalf of approved tenant applicants, is administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing in partnership with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) and 11 housing counseling agencies across the state.

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Playdates: Can Kids Safely Meet Up?

rior to our community-wide March 2020 shutdown, parents and caregivers had busy calendars. Organized sports, school clubs, music lessons, library groups, daycare, before care, after care, summer camp, family holidays and birthday parties made up the bulk of our daily lives. Then, the pandemic forced families to shelter in place.

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