Background on COVID19 Legislative Package
A Message on COVID-19 from the Children’s Bureau
Norton (the anti-virus company) is offering their Norton Family product free for six months. People must sign up for the offer by May 31st:
Caregiver Guide to Helping
Families Cope with the Coronovirus (English, Spanish, Chinese
AA link for online chatrooms. www.intherooms.com
(All parents would have to do is create an
This second link provides parents with phone
Bergen County Board of Social Services building is closed to
People could apply in different ways:
applications are accepted for all programs. (https://bcbss.com/)
applications could be mailed out to those who do not have a personal computer.
is a table set up with paper applications inside the building lobby for people
to pick up and mail back for processing.
is currently a skeleton crew working in the building’s offices.
have some staff working remotely from home.
State has relaxed rules regarding face to face interviews, so they now
interview all clients over the phone.
is a focus on new applications since ongoing clients are already receiving
State has allowed them to keep open any Emergency Assistance ( Temporary Rental
Assistance ) cases at least until 4/30/20 . Emergency Assistance will not be
closed under the circumstances.
amount of new applications coming in for all of the programs has increased
tremendously (no surprise with people losing businesses and jobs).