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Coming up on Connections: Friday, March 13

Mar 13, 2020

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First hour: Discussing the impact of the coronavirus on low-income families

Second hour: How to support people who may be isolated during the pandemic

Low-income families are in a particularly vulnerable spot as the coronavirus spreads. If schools close, where can kids get meals? What happens for families that are already deeply struggling? Our guests explore what’s already happening, and what could come next. In studio:

  • Pete Nabozny, policy director at The Children’s Agenda
  • Julia Tedesco, president and CEO of Foodlink

With experts recommending social distancing as an effective way to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many people, including the elderly and immunocompromised, might be staying in their homes for extended periods of time. What can we do to prevent loneliness and help them stay connected and included in society? We're joined by experts who answer your questions. Our guests:

  • Dr. Eric Caine, M.D., former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Sara Hopkins, licensed clinical social worker and program manager at Rochester Regional Health
  • Ann Marie Cook, president and CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester
  • Dr. Yeates Conwell, M.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center