Hot Parenting Tips for a Pandemic

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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: 
  1. Don’t panic, Connecticut’s infection rate is low and your child is unlikely to have Covid-19. 
  2. Call the Yale Covid-19 resource line at 203-432-6604. They are open 7 days per week from 8 am until 8 pm. 
  3. They will schedule you an appointment and give you direction to the Lanman Center at 72 Lake Place (behind Payne Whitney Gym). 
  4. If you aren’t already signed up for My Chart and downloaded the My Chart mobile app, do that! 
  5. Make sure you have proxy access on My Chart for your children. 
  6. Wear a mask to your appointment and have your children wear their masks. 
  7. Walk through the parking lot to the Lanman Center. 
  8. The folks working at the Lanman center are very helpful. Follow their directions. 
  9. They will hand you a sticker at the reception area as you enter and check in hold on to it. 
  10. When you enter the testing area the helpful tester will explain the test to you and your child and take that sticker from you.
  11. If your child is smaller you will be asked to hold your child on your lap during the test. 
  12. After the test you will exit through a doorway in the testing area back to the parking lot. 
  13. Your child’s results should be posted on My Chart in 1 to 3 days (several people have said it took one day.) 
  14. 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. 
  15. Breathe a big sigh of relief!