October 31, 2020
Many schools and childcare facilities have instituted go home and stay at home policies for 10 to 14 days if a child has as much as a runny nose. For working parents this can be overwhelming. Luckily, we have gathered information from parents who have been through it. Here are some best practices:
- Don’t panic, Connecticut’s infection rate is low and your child is unlikely to have Covid-19.
- Call the Yale Covid-19 resource line at 203-432-6604. They are open 7 days per week from 8 am until 8 pm.
- They will schedule you an appointment and give you direction to the Lanman Center at 72 Lake Place (behind Payne Whitney Gym).
- If you aren’t already signed up for My Chart and downloaded the My Chart mobile app, do that!
- Make sure you have proxy access on My Chart for your children.
- Wear a mask to your appointment and have your children wear their masks.
- Walk through the parking lot to the Lanman Center.
- The folks working at the Lanman center are very helpful. Follow their directions.
- They will hand you a sticker at the reception area as you enter and check in hold on to it.
- When you enter the testing area the helpful tester will explain the test to you and your child and take that sticker from you.
- If your child is smaller you will be asked to hold your child on your lap during the test.
- After the test you will exit through a doorway in the testing area back to the parking lot.
- Your child’s results should be posted on My Chart in 1 to 3 days (several people have said it took one day.)
- You may print your child’s results directly from My Chart and submit it to your child’s school or daycare provider as proof of no infection.
- Breathe a big sigh of relief!