RSV, Colds, Fever, COVID: This Year’s Back-to-School Guide for Parents!
This year, common colds and other viruses, from flu to RSV, are expected to surge as we relax COVID restrictions. To prepare for this Fall and Winter, we are sharing answers to our questions from the experts at Yale Medicine.
If Everyone But Your Child Has Their COVID-19 Vaccine, Is Summer Travel Safe for Your Family?
Reclaim Your Summer with Confidence! Summer may look different for everyone this year. Find your balance with must-know tips as you plan for a memorable summer with your family. From travel safety pointers to tick and sun protection, Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts share resources to plan for a fun and safe summer.
Stamford Public Schools Announce Masks Will Be Optional
Effective on Wednesday, March 2, masks will no longer be required but are recommended, based on one’s personal level of risk, for all Stamford Public School sites including APPLES Pre-K and all school buses.
FREE Home Test Distribution Info for Stamford
The City of Stamford is will distribute COVID-19 rapid at-home tests on Sunday, January 2.
Gov. Lamont Outlines New COVID-19 Initiative for Schools
Governor Ned Lamont today announced the rollout of the Screen and Stay initiative for Connecticut schools that choose to participate. Under the initiative, students and staff identified as close contacts to a known COVID-19 case but who are not yet fully vaccinated will be able to remain in school if they were wearing masks and don’t develop symptoms. Learn more here.
Dr. Lucero on Protocols for the 2021-2022 Return to School
The Stamford Public School Superintendent is explaining mask and other protocols for the upcoming school year.
Dr. Lucero: “Remote Learning will not be an option for the 2021-2022 school year”
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) released to all superintendents late last week: Guidance Regarding the Future of Remote Learning in Connecticut Schools that according to the CSDE guidance, Remote Learning will not be an option for the 2021-2022 school year, even for those students who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
The Latest COVID-19 Update From Dr. Shah
Dr. Asha Shah is the Associate Director of Infectious Diseases at Stamford Health and we chatted with her about the latest on COVID-19 and vaccines.
Governor Lamont Announces New Mask Protocols Starting May 19
Gov. Lamont announced that a new set of COVID-19 safety protocols regarding the use of face masks will be implemented in Connecticut beginning Wednesday, May 19, 2021, as a result of the updated recommendations released late last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Helping Children Cope with COVID-Related Anxiety
For our children, it can be difficult to experience groups of people, team play and other events for the first time in more than a year. We spoke to Tara Jogee, a Stamford-based Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children and adolescents about three ways to help children adjust.