Vermont Forward Plan (4/6/21)
The plan uses vaccination rates as the key milestones for transitioning Vermont businesses to more general, universal guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, modifying travel guidance, and for when gathering size can increase between now and July 4. Read the plan here.
- Step 1 (estimated April 9) requires 35–45% of Vermonters have their first vaccine dose. It impacts low contact businesses (not libraries), and cross-state travel.
- Step 2 (estimated May 1) requires 50–60% of Vermonters have their first vaccine does. It shifts longer duration businesses (including libraries) to use Universal Guidance, which can be summarized as stay home if you’re sick, wear a mask, ensure six-foot spaces and uncrowded places, practice good hygiene, and know the travel restrictions. Additionally, step 2 increases the allowable number of persons at indoor and outdoor events.
- Step 3 (estimated June 1) requires 60-70% of Vermonters have their first vaccine dose. It impacts cross-state travel, and further increases the allowable numbers for indoor and outdoor events.
General COVID-19 Information
Vermont Department of Health - COVID-19 Page (updated regularly with VT information) FAQ | Twitter | Facebook
- Cloth Mask Guidance (Updated to include mandate)
- Agency of Commerce and Community Development - COVID-19 Page
- Center for Disease Control - Broad information on COVID-19
- World Health Organization - Info for the Public | Myth Busters
- Information in Other Languages
- REALM Project - OCLC/IMLS/Batelle - Collaboration to conduct research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on various materials.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
- Mitigating COVID-19 in Collections (Recording)
- SBA Paycheck Protection Program Issues for Museums and Libraries (Recording)
- VT Secretary of State Temporary Amendments to Open Meeting Law
- Vermont Dept. of Libraries
- Vermont Community Foundation - Available Grants (incl. COVID-19 Response Fund)
- Gary Deziel from UVM Extension - HR and Money Minutes covering COVID-19 Topics
- VT League of Cities and Towns - COVID-19 Resources and Recommendations
- Texas A&M - COVID-19 Research Guide
- Newsgard - List of websites promoting misinformation about COVID-19
- Vermont 2-1-1 - Support Counseling through 2-1-1
- VT Dept. of Labor - DOL COVID-19 Page
- VT Dept. of Public Service
- State of VT - Volunteer to Help Support Vermonters Affected by COVID-19
- Department of Taxes - COVID-19 Page
Vermont DMV - Renew your License Online
Renewal notices will continue to be sent, and will include the unique PIN for the online form.
Businesses and Non-Profits
- U.S. Small Business Administration - COVID-19 Page Guidance and Loan Resources | Loans and Relief Options
- Vermont Small Business Development Center - Coronavirus Information Page
Online Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic
- VT School Librarians Association - Learning at Home Resources
- Center for Disease Control
- State of Massachusetts - Printable fact sheets in multiple languages
- Christiane Carroll - "We are currently following added safety precautions" COVID door sign
- Social Distancing Flyer (PDF) - 8.5x11 | 11x17
- Comics for Good - Weekly comic series on COVID-19, coloring pages, info in multiple languages
- NPR Just for Kids - A Comic-style Zine on the Coronavirus
Resources for Vulnerable Populations
- Administration for Community Living – What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response - Capacity-Building Toolkit for including Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning (PDF)
- National Association of School Psychologists - COVID Info Page