Fairfield launches 'Friendly Caller' program to prevent loneliness during isolation

Fairfield town officials have launched a "Friendly Caller" program intended to help those in isolation feel less lonely during the coronavirus outbreak.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2020, 9:41 AM

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Fairfield town officials have launched a "Friendly Caller" program intended to help those in isolation feel less lonely during the coronavirus outbreak.
Fairfield public health nurses, library staff and community emergency response team members will call those who just want a friendly, informal chat.
Residents can sign up to receive calls by calling Fairfield Social Services at 203-256-3166.
Fairfield launches 'Friendly Caller' program to prevent loneliness during isolation
Fairfield firefighters also want to make sure children are still practicing fire safety even though schools are closed.
Officials say under state law, students have fire drills once a month, and they are hoping parents will still practice drills with their kids at home.
"It's more about the children getting involved," says Higgins. "Creating some sort of safety plan while at home."
Firefighters also recommend having kids check to see if the smoke detectors are working.
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