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COVID-19 Information & Updates

Town Hall, Senior Center and the Library are closed to the public until further notice.

The West Springfield Police Department and Fire Department lobbies are closed to the public for non-emergencies.

Please call the business line to any department regarding Town business as will be doing our best to assist you by phone or via email.

Resources for Parents & Guardians

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Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) compiled tips for adults in various languages, found at the link above, that can be helpful during this time when "teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection". They also remind us that now is a time to "model problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we all work through adjusting daily schedules, balancing work and other activities, getting creative about how we spend time, processing new information from authorities, and connecting and supporting friends and family members in new ways". Additional resources can be found on the NASP website: https://www.nasponline.org/

 Parenting in the time of COVID-19

The World Health Organization prepared the following six one-page resource documents with tips for parents and guardians during this time of confinement:  

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