COVID-19 Community Resources
    April 08, 2020

    The Lawrence Township Schools post information and resources of benefit to families and students in our community as a Community Service.  We do not necessarily endorse any of the resources or services, listed here. This list is not comprehensive, but is intended to connect families with tools for addressing immediate needs.

    Click here for CDC Coronavirus Information.​

    Indy.gov Resources
    The City of Indianapolis has launched a new tool on their website that connects those impacted by COVID-19 pandemic with community resources.  Resources will be posted in real-time and organized by topic, gathering in one place programming made available by government agencies, service providers, community partners, and school districts, including support for those who need assistance with food, utilities, childcare, and at home entertainment.

    Click here to access the Indy.gov online resources.
    Click here to access the Indy.gov resources in Spanish.

    On April 1, Mayor Hogsett extended the Stay-At-Home order currently in effect through May 1, 2020.

    Scheduled food distrubtion days and device support are not impacted by this order.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    For more information, click here for Frequently Asked Questions - English
    For more information, click here for Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish


    Click here for Drug Prevention Resources
     
    Additional Community Resources and Information

    Lawrence Township Trustee - Food and Household Vouchers - Eligibility Requirements
    ● Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    ● Website: https://lawtwp.org/trustee-2/emergency-assistance/about-the-process/
    ● Address: 4455 McCoy St. Ste. 100, Lawrence, IN 46226
    ● Phone: (317) 890-0011

    La Plaza 
    ● Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    ● Website: https://www.laplazaindy.org/
    ● Address: 8902 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226 ● Phone: (317) 890-3292

    The Sharing Place 
    ● Hours: Monday 10 AM-3 PM, Tuesday 4 PM-8 PM, Thursday 10 AM-3 PM 2nd Saturday of each month 10 AM-1PM.
    ● Website: http://www.lutheranfamily.org/
    ● Address: 6501 Sunnyside Rd. Door #5, Indianapolis, IN 46236 ● Phone: (317) 760-0420
     
    Community Cupboard of Lawrence Township 
    ● Hours: Wednesday 10 AM-4 PM and 6 PM-8 PM, Friday 10 AM-4 PM
    ● Website: https://www.ecommunity.com/locations/community-cupboard-lawrence
    ● Address: 7101 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226 ● Phone: (317) 355-7395

    Indy Parks Special Meal Service
    With locations around Marion County, this meal service is open to all children under 18 years of age.    

    Internet


    Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for more information.
     

    Spectrum has announced that they will offer free access to Spectrum broadband and WiFi for new K-12 and college student households that our network currently passes for the next 60 days. Additionally, the plan to open WiFi hotspots for public use and continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, our high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households.  To learn more, click here.

    AT&T Access
    In response to the public health criis, the Access Program from AT&T is offering:

    • Two months of free service, $5/month or $10/month plus taxes and fees thereafter, depending on speed, for new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020.
    • Expanding program eligibility based on income and to households participating in the National School Lunch/Head Start Program.
    • Waiving all home internet data overage fees.
    To learn more, click here.

     

    At Home Learning with PBS Learning Media.
    Indiana Department of Education has announced an exciting partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting  to bring in-home learning experiences to students, all aligned to Indiana academic standards. with offerings such as the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, the WORLD Channel, and programs such as NOVA and Into the Outdoors, they are commited to provdiing accessible programming and resources.

    For more information and to access PBS Learning Media, visit www.pbslearningmedia.org. To view current schedules for grade level and subject programming, as well as correlating materials, visit: www.doe.in.gov/elearning/2020-covid-19-remote-learning.

    Academic Support
    Rose-Hulman's AskRose Homework Help has added daytime hours to help homebound students better understand math and science homework problems from their virtual or online courses during this public health crisis. Help is available Monday through Friday between noon and 3 PM (Eastern) by phone, email or chat. Traditional hours are unchanged: Sunday through Thursday 7 PM - 10 PM (Eastern). Students may call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or email/chat on the AskRose website, AskRose.org. The site offers more than 500 resources through videos and downloadable reference materials.

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Mental Health Information

     

    Coronavirus COVID-19 General Health Information

    Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We continue to encourage all student and staff to practice good health hygiene, including social distancing, to prevent the spread of any illness, including viruses.These steps include:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick. - Fever free for at least 24 hours without use of medication.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Limit personal contact such as hugging, kissing, shaking hands, or high-five.

     


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