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KEEPING WOODSTOCK AND ALL VERMONTERS SAFE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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

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:

- Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth.

- 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 may be 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).

- 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.

Just Eat It

Available for Streaming January 23rd

1/23/21- 12/26/21

Virtual Screening, Free for all

Reserve Tickets online at justeatit2020.eventbrite.comgather-screening.eventbrite.com

View Trailer!

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of food waste and pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food for 6 months. Featuring interviews with author, activist, and TED lecturer Tristram Stuart, food waste expert Dana Gunders, and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, JUST EAT IT looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue in a cinematic story that is both deliciously entertaining and truly shocking.

 

Details on how to watch will be sent to those registered when the film opens. Register at justeatit2020.eventbrite.comgather-screening.eventbrite.com

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.

Green Drinks-How to Buy an EV or Hybrid Car

January 21st, 5:30-6:30 pm

Zoom and Facebook Live

Reserve your Free  spot here

Vermonters: Have you been considering an electric or hybrid vehicle, but feel that it's out of your price range? Join us to learn the advantages of hybrids and EV cars, and how you can save money in the long run by driving one. Vermont has numerous incentives for every budget!

The MileageSmart Incentive provides 25% of the vehicle cost of a used EV or hybrid car, up to $5,000. Join us to learn about the program from Samantha Hurt, Program Manager at Capstone Community Action, Inc.

Drive Electric Vermont is Vermont's statewide EV resource, and helps you compare models of electric vehicles to find the best fit. Did you know charging an EV is like paying $1.50 a gallon? Plus, there are state, federal, and utility purchase incentives. Learn more from David Roberts, Drive Electric Vermont Coordinator. 

Green Drinks happens on the 3rd Thursday of every month to share ideas, socialize with old friend and to meet new friends. Come, and bring a friend and help us grow the social mycelium of the Upper Valley sustainability network. The event is free and welcome to everyone.

Report on the Flood Relief Fund

  The Woodstock VT Area Flood Relief Fund Serving Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Reading and Woodstock   Purpose of the fund:  This fund provides assistance to residents of the greater...

18th Aug 2012

Collaboration: The Key to Community Success

Sustainable Woodstock’s distinctive role in our community is to hold a focus on long-term environmental and economic challenges that affect our quality of life. SW’s board regularly discusses a wide...

Why We’re Helping to Build a Sustainable Community

Usually this column describes one of the specific projects that Sustainable Woodstock is facilitating. This week, though, let’s take a step back and look at the big picture: Why is...