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Concerned about COVID-19 pandemic? Unsure who to call if you have questions? Woodstock’s Emergency Operations Committee has a plan for keeping you and your family safe and informed.   Information is regularly updated from the State and posted here on the Town of Woodstock's website. All posts are approved by David Green, the Town’s Emergency Manager.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vermont State Response & CDC Resources

Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Department of Health recently amended the state’s health and safety protocols for how Vermonters can participate in some outdoor recreation as well as measured social interactions and consumer activities under strict health and safety precautions.

Visit this website to learn about recent updates on prevention, testing, travel and restarting Vermont from the Vermont Department of Health. Here is a link to the information about Vermont's mandatory face mask requirement, as of August 1, 2020. The website of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also contains a wealth of crucial information.

To keep disease from spreading:

- Prioritize the protection of those at higher risk for severe illness.

- Continue to limit non-essential travel; all travel should be limited to Vermont to the extent possible and when you do travel, limit non-essential stops. Anyone who leaves Vermont for more than one day for non-essential travel is required to quarantine at home for 14-days upon their return. (See recent updates on travel and quarantine here.)

- Always stay home and away from others if you are sick with COVID-19, have recently been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or just don’t feel well.

- Keep a 6-foot distance from others when you meet people outside of your household.

- Frequently wash your hands (hand sanitizer is acceptable when soap and water are not available).

- Cough and sneeze into your elbow (even if you are wearing a facial covering).

- Wear a facial covering over your nose and mouth.

- Inter-household socializing. Members of one household may gather – and allow children to play – with members of another trusted household, provided health and safety precautions are followed as much as possible.

Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD suggests Vermonters consider keeping a contact journal – a list of other people who you have been in close contact with each day. If you did get sick, this would make it easier to get in touch with those people and so they can take proper precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Additional Resources

●      https://townofwoodstock.org/covid-19/

●      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site on COVID-19

●      Vermont Department of Health

●      University of Vermont Health Network

●      Call 211 with any questions you have


How is the town operating during this crisis?

For the latest information on public health and safety, and about how Woodstock Town Hall is operating to protect the health and well being of employees and citizens, click here. Town employees are working and are available to assist you.

How do I connect with the different Town Departments?

You can call 802-457-3456 or use the phone in the lobby to connect you to the resource you wish to contact. Or you can send an email to the appropriate department; addresses can be found at townofwoodstock.org.

How can I contact the Woodstock Listers?

The Listers are now working remotely. If you need to get in touch with the listers for Property Record Cards, Itemized Cost Reports and/or Tax Maps you can  visit the web page: https://townofwoodstock.org/departments/town-listers or call802-457-3607 or email woodstocklisters@townofwoodstock.org   

And a special request from the Sewer Department

Please don’t flush paper towels, baby wipes or other wipes down the toilet. These items can clog the Town’s sewer system and then we’ll have another emergency to live with!

What if I don’t have food or necessary supplies to self-isolate?

Woodstock Emergency Management is here to help support you and your family if you need to self-isolate.

To request assistance, call 802-457-7516. This line is answered 24.7 and a responder will get back to you as soon as possible.

What assistance is available to me if I need to self-isolate?

Woodstock Emergency Management will arrange for you to receive:

●      Food and water supplies

●      Necessary medications

●      Financial assistance, if required

How will Woodstock Emergency Management get groceries and medications delivered to me?

When you speak with the emergency responder we will discuss your needs and will assign your request to a volunteer (see below if you wish to volunteer). A volunteer will purchase your items at Macs, or the pharmacy that fills your prescriptions, and deliver them to your front door.

Additionally, the Woodstock Farmers Market is now accepting web-based orders for curb-side pickup. Visit https://woodstockfarmersmarket.com/ to place an order. Orders placed between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM will be available for next-day pickup. A volunteer will pick them up for you.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Woodstock Emergency Management is seeking your help should the need arise. The Town now has a group email for volunteers. Should you wish to offer your services please email Volunteer@townofwoodstock.org and include the following information:

●      Your name

●      Your phone number

●      The neighborhood you live in

●      Offer of service (driving , donations for food, shopping or special service you may be able to offer. )

As the needs arise you may be contacted individually or via an email blast with a request.

What can I do to help my neighbors?

Woodstock is a caring community, and many of you are eager to help your neighbors. It’s a good idea to call them every day, especially if they are elderly and live alone. A friendly voice will go a long way in relieving their isolation. Moreover, your daily check ins will help Woodstock Emergency Services ensure they are safe and sound. If you notice a change in their behavior, or they don’t answer their phone or return your calls, call the police department 802-457-1420.

How can I shop safely in Woodstock during the coronavirus health emergency?

Visit here for a list of stores selling food and merchandise, as well restaurants—including hours, services and contacts. Many businesses offer the option of shopping online and over the phone, with home delivery available.

Ice on Fire

Available for Streaming Until Sept. 6, 2020

Virtual Screening, Free for all

Reserve Tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115737747719

View Trailer!

An eye-opening documentary that focuses on the many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis, Ice on Fire goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go to support our local arts community. Make donations at https://pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations/

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group, The Unicorn, and Mark Knott DDS.

Upper Valley Green Drinks- VERSHARE (Vershire, VT)

August 20th at 5:30-6:30 pm

Zoom and Facebook Live

Reserve your Free  spot here

Join us as we continue the Green Drinks tour of projects and towns throughout the Upper Valley. This month we will explore what’s going on in Vershire, VT with a discussion about Vershare. VerShare is a grass-roots community service organization incorporated in 1998. Vershare builds community spirit and involvement, to foster economic development, and to contribute to projects that benefit the residents of Vershire, Vermont.

Green Drinks are informal social gatherings for sharing “Green” ideas, resources, and action items. They are a great way for us to stay connected, even if just virtually via Zoom, during a time when we are all staying home.

Grab a snack and a drink and join us, on Zoom, to ask questions and learn from the successes of other communities like Vershire. Green Drinks are free and open to all!


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