PEACHAM COVID-19 RESPONSE

Peacham’s Official Emergency Incident Management System has been activated. 

Thank you for all you are doing to support your friends and family during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Emergency Management Team for COVID-19 has been activated. This team of Peacham volunteers is part of the Emergency Management System for the State of VT. The team was organized through the incident command system in response to a significant incident that requires community-supported assistance to provide key services to ensure a healthy response to endure the next few months based on what we know about the coronavirus. We know our amazing residents are helping each other and we’re here to help, too.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID is Not Over!

The introduction of the COVID vaccine, along with masking and distancing, helped to drive down the number of new cases dramatically, especially here in Vermont where the vaccination rate is one of the highest in the … Read the rest

COVID Restrictions Lifted

80% of Eligible Vermonters Vaccinated

Yesterday, Gov Scott announced he is lifting the remaining COVID pandemic restrictions. Vermont is the first state in the nation to reach the milestone of 80% vaccination rate, which means that most Vermonters are protected … Read the rest

Walk-in Vaccine Clinics This Weekend

Reaching the 80% Goal

Vermont will be hosting a number of walk-in vaccine clinics this weekend as we try to reach the goal of having 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. When that happens, Gov Scott will lift COVID restrictions … Read the rest

Vermont Forward

Reopening Vermont

Vermont Forward is the state’s plan for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings. The Plan uses vaccination milestones to ensure a safe easing of personal restrictions and continued reopening of the state’s economy… Read the rest

COVID Vaccine Update

All Vermonters age 12 and up are eligible to be vaccinated!

As of today, all Vermont residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID vaccination. College students and some residents of other states are also eligible.

Attention

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Food Drive – May 15

To Benefit Food Insecure Families

Saturday, May 15
11:00am – 1:00pm
Peacham Congregational Church


Food drive at Peacham Congregational Church

New Categories Open for COVID Vaccinations

Part-time residents and out-of-state college students

If you are a part-time Vermont resident or are attending college in Vermont, you are eligible to schedule your COVID vaccine if you meet the following criteria:

  • you work in one of these occupations
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Vermont Forward Plan

Roadmap to Reopening

Earlier this week, Governor Phil Scott released a phased reopening plan to help Vermonters and local businesses see the path for a return to unrestricted travel, business operations and event gatherings. The plan was developed by the … Read the rest

COVID-19 in Vermont: High Case Counts

Be Smart, Stay Safe

While more Vermonters are being vaccinated, the number of COVID cases in the state is surging. Vermont Health Commissioner, Dr Mark Levine, warns that this is not the time to relax the precautions we have been … Read the rest

COVID Vaccine Registration Schedule

Gov Scott Announces Dates for All Age Bands

COVID-19 vaccination registration is currently open to Vermonters aged 65 and above as well as Vermonters aged 16 and above with certain high-risk health conditions. At yesterday’s press conference, Gov Scott announced … Read the rest

Drive-Thru Food Drive

To Benefit Food Insecure Families in Peacham

Saturday, March 20
11:00am to 1:00pm
Peacham Congregational Church

Donations Needed!

ood drive in Peacham, VT

COVID Vaccine Update

Create Your Account

In order to schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccination or for COVID testing, Vermonters are required to create an account with the Department of Health. This is a very simple process that asks for some basic … Read the rest

COVID Vaccine Update

Vermonters aged 70 and older are being vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccination program is moving along in Vermont. The second age group, people age 70 and older, are currently eligible for the vaccine. To schedule your vaccination, you need to visit … Read the rest

COVID-19 Vaccination News

Vaccinations are Underway!

As of Friday, almost 70,000 Vermonters have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. The next age group – those Vermonters aged 70 and older – will be able to schedule their vaccinations beginning Tuesday, … Read the rest

Safe Super Bowl Guidelines

Host a Virtual Watch Party

The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend. For many people, this means a party with family or friends or with a crowd in a restaurant or bar. But this year’s Super Bowl parties could … Read the rest

Food Drive on Saturday, Feb 6

Food Donations Needed

Just a reminder that Peacham Congregational Church will once again host a drive-thru Food Drive to collect donations of non-perishable food items and paper products to benefit food-insecure families in Peacham.

Saturday, February 6
11:00am to 1:00pm
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Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Vermonters age 75 and older are eligible

Beginning today, people who are 75 years and older and live, work, or access primary health care in Vermont are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information about the registration process, … Read the rest

Food Drive at Peacham Church

Food Donations Needed

Peacham Congregational Church will once again host a drive-thru Food Drive to collect donations of non-perishable food items and paper products to benefit food-insecure families in Peacham.

Saturday, February 6
11:00am to 1:00pm

Food drive at Peacham Congregational Church

Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund

Funding is still available

If you are a Peacham resident experiencing financial stress, help is available through the Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund.  Applications are available on the table outside of the Town Clerk’s Office and below:

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Thank you!

Dr Levine said it well in his New Year’s message to Vermonters:

“We could not have made it this far without your help and sacrifice,” he said. “I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year.”

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Holiday Gathering Restrictions Changed

Temporary modifications to multi-household gatherings

Today Gov Scott announced a temporary change to the restrictions on gatherings during the holidays. From December 23 to January 2, households may gather with one other trusted household. It should be kept in mind … Read the rest

Vermont Alert System

Register for COVID-specific alerts

Vermont Alert is a system from the Vermont Department of Public Safety that is used to notify the public about emergency situations. To participate, visit the vtalert.gov website and register. There is no cost. You will … Read the rest

COVID-19 Continues to Surge

Record numbers this week

The Vermont Department of Health recorded a record 178 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. The surge in cases is not limited to specific areas of the state, but is widespread. Health Commissioner, Dr Mark Levine, says … Read the rest

Thanksgiving and COVID-19

Please take Thanksgiving guidance seriously!

Gov Scott and Vermont Health Commissioner Dr Mark Levine are asking Vermonters to celebrate this Thanksgiving at home, with their own households, to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“I know what we are telling Vermonters

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Gov Scott Addresses the COVID Surge

Social gatherings are driving the spread

At his press conference on Tuesday, Gov Scott addressed some of the questions and concerns that followed last week’s new COVID restrictions. This includes new limits on social gatherings, closure of bars and clubs … Read the rest

New COVID Restrictions!

Addendum 8 to Executive Order 01-20

On Friday Nov 13, Gov Scott extended the State of Emergency through Dec 15 and announced new restrictions on businesses, social gatherings and travel in response to the increase in cases of COVID-19.

Here … Read the rest

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

New travel restrictions in place

Cases of COVID-19 – and hospitalizations – are on the rise nationwide as well as here in Vermont. Over 200 new cases were reported in Vermont over the last week.

“It’s important for everyone to … Read the rest

Beware of Pandemic Fatigue!

Keep Vermont Healthy!

At Tuesday’s press conference, Vermont Health Commissioner, Mark Levine, MD, noted that we are all facing “pandemic fatigue”, but we must remain aware that COVID-19 is still with us and we are seeing an increase in cases … Read the rest

State of Emergency Extended

Addendum to Executive Order 01-20

On Thursday, Oct 15, Governor Scott extended the current State of Emergency due to COVID-19 until November 15th. At that time, the Gov, in consultation with the Department of Health and the Department of Public … Read the rest

Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund

Financial Help is Available

If you are a Peacham resident experiencing financial stress due to the pandemic, help is available through the Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund. Applications are available on the table outside of the Town Clerk’s Office or … Read the rest

Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund

Financial assistance is available

If you are a Peacham resident experiencing financial stress due to the pandemic, help is available through the Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund. Applications are available on the table outside of the Town Clerk’s Office or … Read the rest

USDA Support for Rural Communities

Rural Development COVID-19 Response

In April, USDA Rural Development unveiled a list of federal programs designed to assist rural communities, organizations, businesses and individuals impacted by COVID-19. Here are several online resources that provide details and recent updates:

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Financial Assistance with Utility Bills

Coronavirus Relief Funds Available

Has COVID-19 caused a financial hardship for your family? There are funds available to assist Vermont residents who face disconnection of utility services. This grant money is to help with past-due balances on electricity, gas, water … Read the rest

Free Cloth Face Coverings

Peacham Fire Department members are working along with Peacham Emergency Management staff and others to ensure that Peacham community members have access to free cloth face coverings to help reduce the transmisson of COVID-19.

If you would like a face … Read the rest

Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund

Financial Assistance During COVID-19

If you are experiencing financial stress due to the pandemic, help is available through the Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund. Applications are available on the table outside of the Town Clerk’s Office or here on the Read the rest

Mask Mandate in Effect

Don’t forget! Masks or cloth face coverings are required to be worn in public in Vermont beginning today, August 1.

“As of Saturday, August 1, 2020, Vermonters shall wear masks or cloth facial coverings over their nose and mouth any … Read the rest

Wear a Mask!

Gov Scott Announces New Mask Requirements

Effective August 1, wearing masks or cloth facial coverings is mandatory in Vermont, with limited exceptions, in public settings where 6 feet of space between people is not possible. This requirement applies to everyone … Read the rest

State of Emergency Extended

This week Gov Scott extended the state of emergency – which was first declared in March – through mid-August, “It’s the vehicle we need to keep certain protections in place, control outbreaks as they come up so we can keep … Read the rest

Food Drive Notice

Food Donations Needed!

There will be a Food Drive at Peacham Congregational Church on Saturday, August 1, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Food drive at Peacham Church - Aug 1

Covid 19 Relief Fund – Second Round

Applications Being Solicited for Peacham Covid 19 Relief Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the second round of funding from the Peacham Covid-19 Relief Fund. For current Peacham residents who have been impacted by the ongoing effects of the … Read the rest

Celebrate Safely

Stay Safe on the Fourth

Independence Day weekend kicks off today, but this year’s celebration will be a bit different than usual. The COVID-19 pandemic is not only still with us, but is multiplying rapidly in many states. Vermont has … Read the rest

Don’t Let Up on COVID-19 Prevention!

Vermont is strongest when we pull together

At today’s press conference, state officials urged Vermonters to continue to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The sun is shining, the weather is hot, and it’s summer vacation season,” said … Read the rest

Food Drive Reminder

Donations Needed!

Just a reminder that there will be a Food Drive at Peacham Congregational Church on Saturday, June 20, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Executive Order 01-20 Extended

State of Emergency

On Monday, Gov Scott amended and restated Executive Order 01-20 to extend the state of emergency through July 15. The number of COVID-19 cases in Vermont remains low despite an outbreak in the Williston/Burlington area. But as … Read the rest

Relief and Recovery

Reopening Continues

On Friday, Gov Scott announced Phase 2 of his Relief and Recovery plan to support Vermont’s economy during COVID-19. This phase includes financial assistance for businesses, grants and other resources for housing and communities, a broadband expansion program … Read the rest

Reopening Vermont’s Economy

Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance

Vermont businesses continue to reopen slowly and in accordance with guidelines issued by the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC.

As of June 1, close-contact businesses such gyms, salons and spas are allowed to … Read the rest

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Financial Assistance for Peacham Residents

The COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to help Peacham residents who are impacted by the virus. Priority #1 will be given to those who contracted the virus and need assistance paying bills related to … Read the rest

Living with COVID-19

Isolation, Quarantine and Self-Observation Defined

During Monday’s press conference, Dr Mark Levine, Vermont Commissioner of Health, spoke about the meanings of these terms. This poster does a good job of defining these terms in relation to COVID-19 and guiding us … Read the rest

Farmers to Families

Free food box program

Upcoming dates for food box pickup:

Friday, May 22
Lamoille Union High School
10am – 2pm

Friday, May 29
Caledonia County State Airport
10am – 2pm

Peacham residents, we’re ready to help if you need assistance … Read the rest

Be Smart, Stay Safe

Addendum 14 extends State of Emergency to June 15

Slow reopening continues

The spread of COVID-19 continues to slow in Vermont, but Gov Scott and Department of Health Commissioner, Mark Levine, MD, caution that the state must also consider neighboring … Read the rest

Your Pets and Coronavirus

Only a small number of pets are known to have been infected with the virus.

COVID-19 is primarily spread from person-to-person, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. Worldwide, only a small number … Read the rest

Play Smart and Play Safe

Recreating and socializing safely

Today, Gov Scott issued Addendum 13 to Executive Order 01-20, which declared a state of emergency for the State of Vermont in response to COVID-19.

This most recent addendum includes an amendment to Addendum 6 and … Read the rest

Reopening Vermont – Phase 3

Work Smart & Stay Safe

Last Friday, May 1, Gov Scott announced a third phase in the slow reopening of Vermont’s economy. Addendum 12 allows certain businesses with crews of 10 or fewer people to resume operations. The addendum also … Read the rest

Drive-Thru Food Drive

To benefit food insecure families in Peacham

Saturday, May 9
11:00am – 1:00pm
Peacham Congregational Church

Food Donations Needed!

We will be collecting non-perishable foods: canned goods, pastas, soups, cereals, jello, pudding, crackers; as well as hygiene supplies: … Read the rest

Stay Home, Stay Safe Updates

Health care – access and cost

On March 30, Gov Scott signed H.742 (Act 91) which relates to Vermont’s response to COVID-19. Among other things, this bill serves to increase Vermonters’ access to health care and waives or limits costs … Read the rest

#solidarityat8 on Sundays

Weekly Cheer for Healthcare Workers

Join the worldwide Twitter movement to cheer for healthcare workers every SUNDAY night at 8 pm. #Solidarityat8 asks people to go on their balconies or open their windows and doors at 8 pm and cheer, clap … Read the rest

Weekly Candlelight Vigil

Friday nights at 8pm

Just a reminder that you are invited to join the weekly Peacham Front Door Candlelight Vigil to send prayers, thoughts and healthy wishes to all those affected by COVID-19.

Every FRIDAY at 8 pm. Step outside … Read the rest

Using Cloth Face Coverings

Guidance from the Vermont Department of Health

Surgical masks and N-95 masks are in short supply and needed by medical personnel. Therefore, the Vermont Department of Health is recommending we wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of … Read the rest

Weekly Vigils During the Crisis

Send Thanks and Good Wishes

Weekly Candlelight Vigil

Join the weekly Peacham Front Door Candlelight Vigil to send prayers, thoughts and healthy wishes to all those affected by COVID-19. Every FRIDAY at 8 pm. Step outside your front door, take … Read the rest

Vermont Dept of Health Update

Helping Vermonters Stay Safe

New guidance on face masks

On Friday, April 3, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, recommended that Vermonters wear cloth facial masks or coverings if they need to leave their homes for essential purposes. This advice is … Read the rest

COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

ACCD has developed a RECOVERY RESOURCE CENTER of available tools including financial assistance programs, unemployment information and a series of Frequently Asked Questions to help Vermont businesses and individuals navigate the resources available during the … Read the rest

Covid-19 News 3-27

Peacham Emergency Management on facebook

The Peacham Emergency Management Team has created a new facebook page to better communicate with residents. Using a page (instead of a group) allows the Team to post under the Peacham Emergency Management name. We … Read the rest

The Governor’s Stay Home/Stay Safe Order

What the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Means to Vermonters

Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Individuals:

Stay home, stay safe. Vermonters are directed to stay at home and leave only for essential reasons such as: personal … Read the rest

Emergency Food Service

Food delivery for the Peacham community

For those who cannot get to the grocery store and face food security issues because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have put in place an EMERGENCY SERVICE for food to be delivered to your … Read the rest

Mutual Aid for Peacham Residents


The Peacham Emergency Management Team is trying to ensure that all our community members have … Read the rest

PEACHAM COVID-19 RESPONSE

Peacham COVID-19 Response
March 20, 2020

Peacham’s Official Emergency Incident Management System has been activated. 

Thank you for all you are doing to support your friends and family during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Emergency Management Team for COVID-19 has … Read the rest