Southeastern VT COVID-19 Resources for Individuals

This document is possible because of a previous document created for the Northeast Kingdom by the NEK Collaborative. We utilized much of their Vermont-relevant information and supplemented with local Windham resources to create this guide, and are grateful to be able to build on their hard work.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Last Updated 5/29/2020

HOW TO BEST USE THIS RESOURCE GUIDE        2

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS?        2

MEDIA RESOURCES        3

REQUEST HELP        3

VOLUNTEER TO HELP OR DONATE        3

BASIC NEEDS        4

CHILDCARE        6

FOOD ACCESS        6

GARDENING RESOURCES        7

HOUSING        8

UTILITIES        8

HEALTHCARE CENTERS - Please call first        8

Testing for COVID-19        9

PHARMACIES        9

PET CARE/SUPPLIES        10

SUPPLIES        10

WIFI & INTERNET CONNECTIONS        10

FINANCIAL RESOURCES        11

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS        12

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES        13

BUSINESS RESOURCES        13

FARMING ASSISTANCE        15

ARTIST & ARTS ORGANIZATION ASSISTANCE        15

MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY RESOURCES        16

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES        17

LIBRARIES        18

LEGAL RESOURCES        18

CONTACT INFO FOR ORGANIZERS        18

RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL RESILIENCY        19

HOW TO BEST USE THIS RESOURCE GUIDE

This resource guide was created to offer a streamlined place to obtain information about a variety of supports across the Windham Region.  The Windham Region includes the 23 towns of Windham County; Readsboro, Searsburg, and Winhall in Bennington County; and Weston in Windsor County.  This document is being updated on a regular basis, and the information it contains is likely to change.  Please contact the businesses and organizations directly if you need an update on any given day.

Please note that if you are in immediate need of assistance, please call Vermont’s resource line by dialing 2-1-1 about help and resources.

HAVE AN UPDATE?

To provide updates to this guide, and to report incorrect or outdated information, please complete the form below:

https://tinyurl.com/Resource-Guide-Update-Form

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS?

MEDIA RESOURCES 

REQUEST HELP 

Do you or someone you know need help getting groceries, childcare, prescriptions, running errands, transportation to, healthcare, chores, animal care or other things? To request help – sign up here:

VOLUNTEER TO HELP OR DONATE

We all need to help reduce the spread of the virus by staying home. Together, we need to make sure that all community members have what they need to stay home, whether sick or healthy. To volunteer to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or to support organizations working with COVID-19 relief, check out these resources.

Volunteering

Recommendations for Volunteering

Donations

BASIC NEEDS 

CHILDCARE

FOOD ACCESS

GARDENING RESOURCES

HOUSING

UTILITIES 

HEALTHCARE CENTERS - Please call first

Testing for COVID-19

As of 5/11/20 Vermont health officials announced three pop-up testing sites will open this week for COVID-19 specimen collection. A testing site in Colchester collected 138 specimens over the weekend.

The pop-up testing sites are for asymptomatic health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), and child care providers currently serving essential workers. People who are returning to the state, and who will be at day 7 or later in their quarantine period, can also be tested. These include people returning from wintering out of state, college students, and people who are coming to stay in their second homes.

The clinics will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the following locations:

 You must register for the clinics ahead of time: humanresources.vermont.gov/popups

All other Vermonters with even mild COVID symptoms can call their health care provider to get tested. Learn more at https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid19 

PHARMACIES 

PET CARE/SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES

WIFI & INTERNET CONNECTIONS

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

 

  • VT Department of Children and Families — Economic Services Division (ESD): If your financial situation has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for economic benefits including 3SquaresVT, Fuel Assistance, General Assistance and Housing Assistance. Visit the ESD page here: https://dcf.vermont.gov/esd
  • The tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15th, 2020
  • For Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries who did not file tax returns for 2018 or 2019 and have children under the age of 17 — they should enter their payment information on the new Non-Filer website to ensure they receive the full amount they're eligible for here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
  • New beneficiaries since January 1st, 2020 should also enter their information on this site.

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Consider purchasing gift certificates, ordering from local stores online, or taking advantage of home delivery services.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Session Access Information:

When: Every Friday, 2:15 p.m.

Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/781064798

Meeting ID: 781-064-798

Phone: 888 475 4499 US Toll-free

One tap mobile: +19294362866,,781064798#

FARMING ASSISTANCE

ARTIST & ARTS ORGANIZATION ASSISTANCE

MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY RESOURCES

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Vermont Museums & Art Centers

Beyond Vermont

LIBRARIES

LEGAL RESOURCES

CONTACT INFO FOR ORGANIZERS

WINDHAM REGIONAL COMMISSION

RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL RESILIENCY