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Resources for coping with COVID-19 for ADAPT members

The following resources may be helpful to ADAPT members and their families. This list will be updated periodically and will also be available through our chapter office.

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Use these resources to support your child care program

I want to update you about the support available to your child care program through the extension of waivers and the CARES materials grant. Read good news regarding your subsidy payments and apply for the CARES grant to get materials and supplies for your program

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District 75: Information About the 2020 Chapter 683 Summer Program

The following email about the Chapter 683 summer program was sent on May 20, 2020, to all District 75 members by District Representative David Doorga.

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Social workers and psychologists: Information about clustering for the Spring 2020 semester

The following email about clustering was sent on May 16, 2020, to all social workers and psychologists by Chapter Leader Raul Garcia.

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Webinars for high school counselors about graduation requirements

The DOE Office of Academic Policy and Systems is working with the UFT to provide online professional development sessions explaining Regents examination and graduation requirements while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

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School counselors: Share these college planning webinars with your students

Since the students aren’t physically in front of us, Sallie Mae will offer webinars on the key topics of understanding financial aid offers and planning for college to enhance the wonderful work you are already doing.

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School counselors, social workers and psychologists: DOE guidance on encounter attendance

The city Department of Education released this guidance about encounter attendance for school counselors, social workers and psychologists.

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Student Debt Relief Program for UFT Members

School counselors are eligible for the UFT's Student Debt Relief Program, an exclusive benefit for UFT members.

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Coronavirus testing information for child care providers

I wanted to share with you this COVID-19 testing information from the state Department of Health. Essential workers, including child care providers, who do not have access to testing may call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit covid19screening.health.ny.gov to be screened for eligibility. If you are considered eligible, you may schedule an appointment at one of the state’s testing sites.

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Update on OATH's return-to-work plan

During the past two weeks, I have heard from many of you about our shared concerns regarding when the city Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings will resume operations and what the office conditions will be like when we return. Read OATH's April 22 response to the UFT's demand to bargain and the UFT's May 2 response to OATH.