COVID-19 RESOURCES AND RESPONSE
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For the most updated information and additional resources on symptoms, testing, dealing with anxiety and stress, and more:
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Vermont Department of Health
- World Health Organization
- University of Vermont Health Network
- National Mutual Aid COVID-19 Website
- Vermont 211 – Programs & Services
- First Call for Chittenden County – Mental Health Support (802) 488-7777
- Waterbury Senior Center – Meals on Wheels (802) 244-1234
We encourage everyone to continue to follow recommendations from the VT Department of Health and CDC. Thank you for your patience and understanding – these are unusual circumstances for us all, and we’re all in this together.
WEATHER AND RIVER LEVELS
National Weather Service Northeast US Radar Loop
National Weather Service VT/NH Radar Loop
Hydrograph Monitoring the Height of the Winooski River
PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY
The Vermont Emergency Management’s website provides information to prepare yourself, your family, your business, and your community for safety under challenging conditions. Determine what hazards may affect you and take steps to mitigate their impact. Ready yourself and your family by creating a disaster supply kit and disaster plan. Educate yourself by enrolling in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery courses.
VERMONT 211 – CITIZEN ASSISTANCE REGISTRATION FOR EMERGENCIES (CARE)
The CARE Program (Citizen Assistance Registration for Emergencies), administered by the United Way of Vermont, Vermont 211 and E-911, are working together to identify Vermont residents who would require special assistance in an emergency. We need the community’s help to identify who these people are. If you or know someone who would need special help in a crisis, please complete the linked form below and return it to Vermont 211. Your information will be entered into a database linked to the E-911 system, and the records will be updated each year.
All records are confidential and will only be shared with groups involved in helping to keep people safe in an emergency. You must send a new form each year to keep your registration up-to-date. The form may be completed, printed and mailed to: Vermont 211, PO Box 111, Essex Junction, VT 05453.
Bolton residents and all other Vermonters have a tool at their disposal to stay informed of pending disasters, traffic information, weather conditions, public health notifications, and countless other alerts that could affect themselves or their loved ones.
Vermont Alert (www.vtalert.gov) is a free service for users. It allows the public to sign up and receive notifications through a number of delivery systems, including text, e-mail, telephone, or even a game console. Alerts are localized to areas users chose and are issued state and local responders and other agencies.
Users chose their local area, what types of alerts they wish to receive, and which delivery systems they prefer.
Sign up HERE for a VERMONT ALERT account.
Examples of uses:
- The Vermont Agency of Transportation is using the system to issue traffic alerts – including weekly updates on construction projects and the associated detours and
- An accident on Interstate-91 is blocking the road. The State Police can write and distribute a press release regarding the accident. The Agency of Transportation can issue a travel advisory and outline alternate routes. VTrans can then notify the public when the road has re-opened.
- A tropical storm is occurring in Vermont.
The State Emergency Operations Center VT DEMHS and partners can:
- Prepare and release Emergency Alert System messages.
- Prepare and distribute press releases and special notifications regarding conditions
- Post state road closures
- Post public health alerts
- Post locations of emergency shelters
- Automatically populate social media with information above
The National Weather Service can issue storm watches and warnings
Local communities can:
- Issue evacuation warnings
- Post local road closures
- Post public health alerts