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 be able to choose from several methods of communication and the types of notifications you wish to receive.
The Vermont Alert system now includes the option to receive COVID-19 alerts. These notifications will generally consist of changes to the Governor’s executive order and will include other COVID information as well as the latest news about vaccine distribution.
Be Smart ~ Stay Safe
While there are currently more active cases of COVID in Vermont than ever before, it does not appear that we are experiencing a surge due to Thanksgiving. This means the majority of Vermonters took the necessary precautions and avoided holiday gatherings. It will be crucial during the coming holiday weeks to continue to be smart in order to stay safe. Here’s a reminder:
- Do not get together or socialize with anyone you don’t live with.
- Avoid traveling when possible, even within Vermont. Anyone who travels to or from Vermont must quarantine. The only exception is for essential travel.
- Wear a mask and keep a 6-foot distance from anyone outside your household.
- If you’re sick, stay home.
- Not everyone with COVID-19 has a fever. Even mild symptoms (like a headache or dry cough) could be signs of COVID-19. Talk to your health care provider about getting tested and stay home while waiting for your result.
- Also seek testing if you are a close contact of a case. If you gathered with others outside your household, quarantine and get tested right away, and on Day 7 or later.
Click here for COVID-19 information and resources, including a link to the Peacham Mutual Aid Form to request help.