COVID-19 Resources

Welcome

Vermont is Fully Open!

As of June 14, 2021, more than 80% of eligible Vermonters had received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Phil Scott authorized the move to Step 4 of the Vermont Forward Plan, lifting business, gathering, and travel related restrictions, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. The State of Emergency expired on June 15.

EVENTS AND GATHERINGS

All event and gathering restrictions and requirements are lifted.

MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING

All masking and physical distance mandates are lifted.

Vermont Forward Plan

Getting Vaccinated in Vermont

Free, convenient, walk-in clinics are available throughout Vermont!

Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated, regardless of residency.

You can find a list of walk-in clinics and more at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine.

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccination Info

Statewide Resources

Mental Health Resources

Free Food for Children and Adults

Resources By County

Chittenden County

Franklin and Grand Isle County

Northeast Kingdom (Orleans, Essex, Caledonia Counties) 

Washington County

Other Resources - Capstone Community Action

Please note, our doors may be locked, but we are open for business.

Emergency Housing and Fuel Assistance

Starting Monday March 16th, our staff will be available to work with you over the phone.  Please call: 1-800-639-1053 to schedule a call with a counselor.

Barre Food Shelf

Starting Monday, March 16th, our food shelf will begin pre-packaging bags which will be available for pick up on our loading dock, behind the building.  For the time being, our MWF schedule will remain the same. You may continue to visit every 14 days, and on Tuesdays for fresh produce and bread.

Tax Assistance

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be accepting drop-offs at our Gable Place office in Barre, our Randolph office, and our Morrisville office.  We will not be conducting in-person appointments at this time. Please call: (802) 477-5148 to arrange a drop-off, or drop off during regular business hours. If doors are locked, ring the doorbell and someone will collect your paperwork.  Please bring your picture ID and social security number cards for you and your dependents, if applicable, and we will make copies.

Health Information

If you’re symptomatic, please call your doctor first.

Donations

  • Vermont Foodbank. Communications director Nichole Whalen says cash donations are more helpful than food or other items at this time.
  • Donate blood. The FDA has raised concerns about a blood shortage as donation drives are cancelled.
  • VTCOVID-19 Response Fund. The Vermont Community Foundation has set-up a special fund to help both with emergency response efforts and longer term recovery.

Covid-19 Timeline

COVID-19 Timeline

COVID-19 News

Business

Business Resources: Vermont

Funding Sources

  • Paycheck Protection Program: The Small Business Administration has approved nearly 4.8 million forgivable loans to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program since it opened in early April. The PPP program ended this past summer in June.
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: The US Small Businesses Administration has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19.
  • Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program: The SBA’s website describes this program in the following way: The SBA has also established a pilot program that allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while they apply for and await long-term financing.
  • FSA Loans: Licensed hemp growers may qualify for FSA loans just like other row crops and traditional farmers. Starting with the 2020 crop year, FSA is able to consider applications from hemp growers.  There are prerequisites for hemp-related applicants, including submission of a copy of the grower’s license and a requirement that the grower has a valid contract for the sale of his/her crop.