COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Official 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.


Daily Updates from the VT Dept. of Health


Latest Press Releases from VT Governor Phil Scott
This page contains the latest press releases from the Governor’s office concerning Vermont’s re-opening steps in light of COVID-19. https://governor.vermont.gov/press_releases


Travel Guidance from VT Dept. of Health
Click here for the current travel guidelines for Vermonters and those travelling interstate.

VT Agency of Commerce and Community Developement Resources Page
Contains important information from the VT ACCD on business and cross-state travel in VT related to COVID-19 and the state re-opening.
https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19


Public Covid-19 Testing
The Department of Health has COVID-19 pop-up sites to test people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 for the virus.
For sites and to make an appointment to be tested go to humanresources.vermont.gov/popups, or call 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828. All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Anyone whose test results are positive for COVID-19 will receive a phone call from a public health nurse to inform them of their result, and to discuss recommendations and guidance for their care and treatment of any symptoms. If your test is negative, you will get a letter in the mail within a week.


3SQUARESVT Goes Online
If you get 3SquaresVT, you can now use the:
– Food benefits on your EBT card to buy eligible items on Amazon.com and have them delivered right to your door.
– Food and cash benefits on your EBT card to order eligible items on Walmart.com for pick up at the Bennington location.
https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/EBT/online


COVID-19 Links and Docs, General

ADDENDUM 17 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 6/5)
ADDENDUM 16 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 5/29)
ADDENDUM 15 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 5/22)
ADDENDUM 14 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 5/15)
ADDENDUM 13 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 5/6)
ADDENDUM 12 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 5/1)
ADDENDUM 11 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 4/24)
ADDENDUM 10 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 4/17)
ADDENDUM 9 to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 4/10)
Governor’s COVID-19 Response page


HealthVermont.gov on COVID-19
HealthVT: Latest Update
HealthVT: Latest News Releases
HealthVT: Current COVID-19 Activity in VT (updated weekly)
HealthVT: COVID-19 Current Activity in VT dashboard
HealthVT: COVID-19 – What You Need to Know
HealthVT: COVID-19 Resources for Health Professionals
HealthVT: Isolation/Quarantine/Self-Observation Cheat Sheet


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC: COVID-19 Module Data Dashboard
CDC: Use of cloth face coverings
CDC: DIY cloth face covering instructions for use (PDF)
CDC: Household Tips
CDC: Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Home
CDC: Cleaning & Disinfecting in Household with Suspected or Active COVID-19


National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Information
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Updates
FEMA on COVID-19
COVID-19 Symptoms Sheet
COVID-19: Stop the Spread of Germs Sheet (English)
COVID-19: Stop the Spread of Germs Sheet (Spanish)
Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource site
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (VT site)
COVID-19 Data Models (IMHE)
COVID-19 Modeling (VT)
COVID-19 Projections By State/Country/Global
View COVID-19 projections by State, entire USA, other countries and worldwide.


New Work Safe Guidelines (updated 6/26)
FROM:   Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
TO:           Vermont Businesses and Employers
DATE:     June 26, 2020 || Modifications and new sections are in red.
RE:          New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart, Stay Safe Order


Vermont Mutual Aid groups serving Washington and Northern Orange Counties

how-to-remove-a-mask

Pharmacy Emergency Guidance
Prescription Refill Announcement(VT)

Social Supports
Dept. of Children & Families – Resources Page
DCF Guidance for child care providers
THRIVE–SummaryVermont Community Resources (NEW! 5/8)

Special Education Information:

Education Resources for Children with Disabilities

Helpful links for emotional wellbeing (VT Agency of Human Servces):

Stress and Mental Wellbeing under COVID-19
Crises Services for Individuals and Families

Business Supports and Resources
VT Dept. of Labor: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Health VT – COVID-19 Safety Tips for Essential Workers (PDF) (revised 4/10)
USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF) (NEW)
VT Dept. of Labor Update (NEW – IMPORTANT!)
VT Employer Assistance Hotline (Unemployment Claims): (802)-214-3331
VT Employee Assistance Hotline (Unemployment Claims): (802)-214-3332
VT Agency of Commerce and Comm. Dev.: COVID-19 – Guidance for VT Businesses
VT Agency of Commerce and Comm. Dev.: Stay Home/Stay Safe FAQs for Businesses
VT Agency of Commerce and Comm. Dev.: NAICS Code Guidance for VT Businesses  (Not sure if you are an essential business? Check this listing. There is a column which tells you Yes or No next to each sector/subsector.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources
SBA: COVID-19 Relief Options (Loans/Grants)

VT Dept of Fish and Wildlife – Connecting to Staff
VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife


Unemployment Update
Everyone is eligible for their payments beginning from the start of your unemployment. You are eligible for the back payments, so be sure to put in the claims for those weeks.

There are “frequently asked questions” at the Department of Labor web site, and a great deal of other information (labor.vermont.gov) For the new rules announced on Friday on which businesses can start to open up, and the restrictions for all businesses, go to accd.vermont.gov


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 https://agriculture.vermont.gov/covid-19-information.


Other Resources
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.

Face Masks – notes from Gifford (FPF 3/24/2020)
Per the CDC, fabric masks are an option when other supplies have been exhausted.
Sizes: Adult – 9″ x 6″, Child – 7.5″ x 5″

Materials
: The front should be tightly woven 100 percent cotton fabric, unused, with no metallic. The back should be tightly woven 100 percent cotton, or cotton flannel. Use 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, or 1/8 inch flat elastic. If elastic is not available, one can use fabric ties. Ties should each be 17 inches in length and attach at each of the four corners of the mask.

No-Sew Face Masks
No-Sew Pleated Face Mask with Handkerchief and Hair Tie
http://blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie


Solid Waste Services in Northfield
1. The Northfield Transfer Station at 69 Dog River Drive will remain open for normal business hours on Wednesday and Saturday from 8 to 3 however, we will be closing our satellite drop at the parking lot of Kenyon’s Hardware for the duration of the shutdown, at minimum. We will post a notice there in our usual spot, directing everyone to the transfer station who does not see this message.

2. The Transfer Station will be open an additional hour in the morning on both days from 7 to 8 am for seniors and high-risk people. We will not turn anyone away during this time but please be respectful of these folks’ needs for physical separation. Let’s be kind and help each other during this difficult time.

3. Customers are asked to remain in their vehicles at the Transfer Station while we handle the materials. We ask that everyone please be respectful of this rule for the safety of not only ourselves, but of the other customers as well. Please be patient and wait your turn.

4. We ask that for the duration of this crisis, any large loads of materials, like demolition and construction debris be brought to C.V. Transfer (Cassella) on route 2 in East Montpelier as their facility offers more efficiency and allows for more physical separation while unloading. We will continue to accept household trash and recycling, as well as scrap metal, appliances, tires, miscellaneous small items, etc. as usual. Again, we will not turn anyone away, but please try to consider the safety of everyone else when preparing your materials. We also have dumpsters available on request.

5. Customers receiving curbside collection services will be asked to prepare their materials and place their cans out by the road the evening prior to their scheduled pick up. This measure helps ensure the safety of our workers.

6. Please make sure all recyclables are clean and free of trash. Please rinse clean and dry, any glass or plastic food contains and be sure to discard any wet/soiled paper products in the trash. Please DO NOT under any circumstances put medical waste products in the recycling. This includes tissues, paper towels, sanitary wipes, masks, gloves and other articles of clothing (you are supposed to be doing this anyway but it’s extra important now.) Finally, please make sure your trash is bagged and tied. You wouldn’t believe how these few small steps can help us keep things cleaner and possibly even save lives.

Eric Davis
Owner, All Clean Waste Services LLC
802-485-4210 Posted on FPF Northfield-Roxbury 3/26/2020


Tops Markets in Northfield has designated special hours — Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:00AM to 7:30AM — for shoppers over the age of 60 or those with underlying health issues.

NOTE ON INSTACART ORDERS

To use TOPS curbside pickup service, a customer can either phone in an order (485-8878) or email their order to storemgr.t00741@topsmarkets.com. Online orders should include a phone number but no payment information.
A TOPS employee will call the customer when the order has been filled and will ask for payment information at that time. Please allow up to 24 hours for curbside orders to be ready for pickup.

Alternatively, customers who place their orders at www.topsmarkets.com are using a service called “Instacart.” In this case, an Instacart employee fills the order, which can be picked up at the store or delivered to the customer’s home. There is an extra charge for this service.

To access this service go to www.topsmarkets.com and click on “Pickup and Delivery Powered by Instacart” at the top of the page. Instacart users will be asked to set up an account and some fees apply.

TOPS is one of several locations in town where the Northfield Mutual Aid Task Force is distributing cloth face masks sewn by local volunteers. TOPS shoppers needing a face mask should look for the box of masks by the windows in front of the cash registers. You can reach the Task Force (to sign up as a volunteer or to ask for volunteer assistance) at northfieldmutualaidtaskforce@gmail.com