Community & Individual Resources

This pandemic has seen incredible community response; many communities in our region have established mutual aid agreements or volunteer groups to distribute resources to those in need. See our Municipal Office Status Chart for information on community groups in your area.

Sign up to VTAlert for COVID-19 Updates

VT-ALERT is used by the state and local responders to notify the public of emergency situations including evacuation information; chemical spills; shelter-in-place alerts; severe weather advisories, and more. Residents can tailor the alerts to specific locations, types of alerts and on which devices they will be notified. VTAlert will now provide COVID-19 information including changes in safety guidance, availability of vaccines, and other important info.

  • Sign up here: https://vem.vermont.gov/vtalert and select “COVID information” under the “Health Alerts” tab.
  • If you already have an account, log in to update your subscriptions and receive COVID information.

Vaccine Information on VDH Website

The Vermont Department of Health website has is working closely with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners to prepare for vaccines as they become available. Visit this webpage for information, and check back often as VDH updates this page with new information.

The Washington and Northern Orange Counties Regional Response Command Center (WNOC-RRCC) has been established to meet the needs of vulnerable populations; and to the extent possible, insure our medical system is not overwhelmed.   Sign up for their weekly newsletter hereCall Center hours are changing. The Call Center will no longer be staffed on weekends, and the new hours are:  10:00 am-4:00 pm on weekdays.  Call or Text 802-636-2025.

Vermont Council on Rural Development has compiled a COVID 19 Community Response & Mutual Aid Toolkit to serve as a best practices guide for establishing local mutual aid networks and is hosting regular online convening’s for local and regional response groups, Contact mailto:info@vtrural.org or (802) 223-6091 with questions.

 Transportation

Green Mountain Transit has experienced a decrease in ridership and driver shortages as a result of COVID-19.  See https://ridegmt.com/covid-19-update/ for a full list of service modifications.

Interactive Public Wi-Fi Hot Spot Map Now Available

The Vermont Department of Public Service has released an interactive Public Wi-Fi Hot Spot Map to help Vermonters connect to publicly available internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The map includes the location of the Wi-Fi hot spots and pertinent information about how to access them, including places where users can access Wi-Fi from outside the building or in a parked vehicle to encourage social distancing. Vermonters are encouraged to send information about Wi-Fi hot spots to psd.telecom@vermont.gov and review additional connectivity resources from the Department of Public Service online.