COVID-19

 

 

This webpage is being maintained for the purpose of communicating important updates and information regarding COVID-19. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that had not been previously identified in humans.

The virus causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. 
 
 
 
Due to the latest orders from the Governor, we are updating plans for meal distribution to provide families with multiple days' worth of meals at one time. This allows us to limit the contact between staff and volunteers and alleviate the need for families to venture out more often. Please check back for updated information.
 
 
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Childcare Available

St. Lawrence Child Care Council
315-393-6474
 

The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES is coordinating with all 18 component school districts to provide access to families of first responders and healthcare workers. Essential healthcare workers may include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, nurse assistants, or lab personnel. First responders may include paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters. 


If you are a healthcare worker or first responder in need of child care services, please email childcare@sllboces.org, or call the main office at 315-562-8130 and leave a message. 


Surveys:


If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high quality child care that they need.

 

OCFS is collecting information from licensed and registered child care providers to find out whether they have openings in their child care program, and if they have the capacity and desire to serve more children than their established capacity. Providers who have slots available in their program are asked to complete this survey every Wednesday. OCFS will share this information with stakeholders including the local child care resource and referral agencies to help connect parents in need of child care with available slots in their community.

Downloadable Posters from the CDC