COVID-19 Resources

Below are links to websites that folks might find useful for accurate information on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. There are also sheets from the CDC that you can print out for yourself, your groups, your neighbors. VT Dept. of Health now provides COVID-19 information in multiple languages.
VT Dept. of Health COVID-19 Activity and Surveillance (now updated weekly)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID Vaccines/Boosters

Omicron Bivalent Booster Now Available
“CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group: Ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses, Ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and updated COVID-19 boosters if eligible.” The 3rd booster for COVID-19 is now available: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson* (Janssen). *J&J is recommended only for certain situations.

Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 5-11.
Click here for the VT Health page with all the details.
Children 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The dose is specially formulated for this age group — one-third the size of the dose for people 12 and older. This provides enough protection with the least potential for side effects. The second shot is administered 3 weeks after the first shot.

HELP! I Think I Have COVID-19!
Use this CDC Self-Checker to review your symptoms. Each variant is different, and symptoms/severity may depend on whether you are vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus. Also, you may test Negative several times before you test Positive. You can have symptoms, yet return a negative test. Keep testing.

Updated Quarantine and Isolation Protocols from the CDC: March 2022

Ask yourself these 3 questions to know when to wear a mask

  1. Am I fully vaccinated? Boosted? If the answer is NO, wear a mask.
  2. Do I know the vaccination status of those around me? If the answer is NO, wear a mask.
  3. Am I in a room with limited ventilation with others of unknown vaccine status? If the answer is YES, wear a mask.

Updated CDC Guidance on Masks 3/21/2022
Improve How Your Mask Protects You (CDC)

COVID-19 Test Appointments
Click here for the Vermont Health Testing locations and to make an appointment. You need to create an account to access the portal and make an appointment at a convenient location.
At-home COVID-19 tests are available at pharmacies around the state.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Click here for Vermont Health’s vaccine information and where to get the vaccine. Most pharmacies administer the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment as well.

CDC: Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
I’ve Been Fully Vaccinated. Now What?
CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

VTHealth: COVID-19 Page
Page with all information on COVID, vaccines, guidance, etc. Also in multiple languages.

Types of Masks to Use (Updated 1/18/2022)

Dept. of Children & Families – Resources Page
DCF Guidance for child care providers
Vermont Mutual Aid groups serving Washington and Northern Orange Counties
COVID-19 SupportVT

Dept. of Finance & Management
COVID-19 Financial Resources

VT Agency of Human Services: Stress and Mental Wellbeing under COVID-19
VT Agency of Human Services: Crises Services for Individuals and Families
COVID Support VT: provides Support Counselors during this challenging time.
Call 2-1-1 (866-652-4636), option #2. Counselors are available Monday-Friday, from 8am-8pm

Education Resources for Children with Disabilities

If you get 3SquaresVT, you can now use the:
– Food benefits on your EBT card to buy eligible items on and have them delivered right to your door.
– Food and cash benefits on your EBT card to order eligible items on for pick up at the Bennington location.

Guidance for Day Care Centers (CDC)
Interim Guidance for Contact Tracing & Case Investigation for K-12 Schools (CDC)
Updated Guidance Resources from the CDC. A variety of resources for business, contact tracers, detention facilities, veterinary clinics, etc.

The Education Recovery Framework and Toolkit is designed for use by Vermont school districts when planning for and engaging in activities to address the educational impacts of COVID-19. 

VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development Resources Page
Contains important COVID-related information from the VT ACCD.

VT Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
The Agency has created a COVID-19 resource page for access to the latest industry guidance and resources for agricultural related service providers, businesses and interested parties. This page can be found on the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets website, at

Work Safe Guidelines Under COVID-19
From the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development, for Vermont businesses and employers. Now integrated into the Vermont Forward Plan.

How to put on/remove a face mask.(CDC)
HealthVT: COVID-19-mask-guidance
How to Make a Face Mask (PDF)
2006 CDC Article on Homemade Masks and criteria.

No-Sew Face Masks
No-Sew Pleated Face Mask with Handkerchief and Hair Tie

CDC: Your Guide to Masks (NEW as of 02/16/2021)
The CDC has new standards for masks. Click here for the details.

Kids and Maskwearing