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
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
HealthVT: COVID-19 Vaccine in Vermont
HealthVT: About COVID-19 Vaccines – Eligibility, FAQs, etc.
HealthVT: COVID–19 Vaccine Dashboard: stats on vaccine distribution in VT
CDC: Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
CDC: V-Safe After-Vaccine Health Checker (app)
VT Multilingual Coronavirus Taskforce – YouTube Channel: videos on the COVID-19 Vaccine in multiple languages.
COVID-19 and Vaccines: informative YouTube video in American Sign Language (ASL)
COVID-19 Vaccine: What to Expect (PDF document)
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Information (PDF) (English)
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Information (PDF) (French)
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Information (PDF) (Spanish)
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Information (other languages)
Latest Press Releases from VT Governor Phil Scott
This page contains the latest press releases from the Governor’s office concerning Vermont’s response to COVID-19. https://governor.vermont.gov/press_releases
Travel Guidance from VT Dept. of Health
Click here for the current travel/quarantine guidelines for Vermonters and those travelling interstate. Visitors to Vermont: travel restrictions are currently in effect.
School Openings and Testing Dashboards
Vermont has compiled dashboards and websites of Vermont colleges that are reporting COVID-19 cases and testing. Visit the Department of Financial Regulation’s School Reopening web page.
VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development Resources Page
Contains important information from the VT ACCD on business and cross-state travel in VT related to COVID-19. Mandatory quarantine rules are in effect.
VT Legal Aid Financial Assistance Programs
Vermont Legal Aid is putting out a reminder notice about the new financial help programs available to many Vermonters during the current crisis. The state is trying to avoid people having to struggle to pay bills, so please apply, even if you don’t usually get public help. Vermont Legal Aid has more information on these programs on its website: http://vtlawhelp.org.
Vermont Legal Aid is also able to help individual tenants and homeowners. Call 1-800-889-2047 or go to http://vtlawhelp.org. For the fastest response, leave a message explaining what you need in a sentence or two.
Public Covid-19 Testing
The Department of Health has COVID-19 pop-up sites to test people for COVID-1. To register and to make an appointment to be tested, visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-covid-19, or call 2-1-1 or 802-828-2828.
All clinics operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Other sites’ hours may vary.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 Links and Docs, General
2020 Governor Phil Scott’s Executive Orders Regarding COVID-19 in Vermont
ADDENDUM 9 to Amended/Reinstated Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re: Extended State of Emergency (eff. 12/15)
ADDENDUM 8 to Amended/Reinstated Gov. Scott’s Executive Order re COVID-19 (eff. 11/14)
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
Governor Scott’s Executive Orders page
HealthVermont.gov on COVID-19
HealthVT: Latest Update
HealthVT: Latest News Releases
HealthVT: Dashboard: Current COVID-19 Activity in VT (updated weekly)
Health VT: COVID-19 – VT Activity By Community
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.
Work Safe Guidelines Under COVID-19
From the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development, for Vermont businesses and employers. Regularly updated Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart, Stay Safe Order.
Modifications and new sections are in red.
Dept. of Children & Families – Resources Page
DCF Guidance for child care providers
Vermont Mutual Aid groups serving Washington and Northern Orange Counties
Special Education Information:
Education Resources for Children with Disabilities
Mental Health 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
Business Supports and Resources
VT Dept. of Labor: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Health VT – COVID-19 Safety Tips for Essential Workers (PDF)
USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF)
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
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
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.
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