Welcome to Ledyard Charter School's COVID-19 / Coronavirus Page
We have created this webpage in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and will update this page frequently. We will share information that we deem pertinent to the health and safety of our students, their families and our employees.
LCS will now be conducting weekly voluntary COVID testing for staff and students on Wednesday mornings. Please find our testing protocol below:
- Testing for COVID through DHHS
- Parents/Guardians must fill out consent form
- 18 year old must consent themselves
- LCS testing dates are every Wednesday (11/10, 11/17, 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, 1/05, 1/12, 1/19) at 9:30am.
- This pooled testing requires that we test a minimum of 5 LCS community members per session
- LCS COVID testing team will meet Mondays to confirm Wednesday’s test group
- Students will be alerted Tuesday if they are part of that week’s pool
- Tests will be sent to the lab and results will be available within 24 hours
- Faculty and staff testing are eligible to be tested weekly and may be selected at random (after voluntary consent) to complete a minimum test group of 5
- When results are available, LCS testing team will alert parents that results are ready for viewing
- If testing shows a positive case, LCS will call parent immediately
- Contact tracing process at LCS will happen
- LCS community will be alerted that we have a positive case
- DHHS will be alerted that we have a positive case
Parent consent forms for students are available through the main office printed and via email, please contact Jillian Conforti at email@example.com to request one
Check your hand sanitizer! The FDA has issued a list of products that have been recalled for containing methanol. You can search their site for a specific brand, or scan through the ever growing listing. Here's a link to their site.https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-consumers-should-not-use#products
New Hampshire Housing Relief Program
Governor Chris Sununu has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $35 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to support families or individuals in need of housing assistance as a result of COVID-19. Of the allocated $35 million, $20 million will be initially expended, with $15 million being held in reserve, for rent stabilization and housing support. For more information on this Program, please go to: https://www.goferr.nh.gov/covid-expenditures/new-hampshire-housing-relief-program
How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus (an Article posted by Harvard Medical School)
Talking to Teens and Tweens about the Coronavirus (an Article published by the New York Times)
On March 17, 2020, Governor Sununu Issued the following Three Emergency Orders To Provide Relief for those affected by COVID-19:
Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Orders 3, 4, and 5, which will provide relief for Granite Staters affected by COVID-19.
"Tough decisions have been made at the state level, but we will get through this together," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Seeing what the lack of an appropriate response has resulted in around the world requires that we make some difficult decisions here in New Hampshire to ensure we stem the tide of this worldwide pandemic within our own communities. We are taking steps to help Granite Staters, ensuring they have the support and services for themselves, their families, and their businesses throughout this crisis."
- Emergency Order #3: All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency.
- Emergency Order #4: Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency.
- Emergency Order #5: Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment: If your employer temporarily closes due to COVID-19; Individuals that need to self-quarantine or are directed to quarantine at the instruction of a health care provider, employer or government official; Individuals that need to care for a family member that has COVID-19 or is under quarantine; Individuals that need to care for a dependent because of school closures, child care facility closures or other similar types of care programs; Self-employed individuals that are temporarily unable to operate their business because of any of the above listed situations will also be eligible.
Individuals will need to file for each week of temporary unemployment and all of this can and should be done online at www.nhes.nh.gov, or by calling . People can do all of this online from your home internet connection or your phone without ever having to go into a state office. The website to access is www.nhes.nh.gov and the phone number to call is 603-271-7700.
Here is a link to Governor Sununu's Website for up-to-the-minute information: Link to Governor Sununu's Website