COVID-19 or coronavirus in TRORC region
TRORC’s offices are closed to the public. Deliveries and appointments are available if needed. Staff are working both in-office and remotely. Email is the best way to reach them, check out the staff page for contact information. We will try to keep this page up to date with the latest we hear from the state, as well as our own office operations.
- VT Health Dept. Update, VT Health Dept. Dashboard
- Governor’s Overview
- Vermont Forward
- VT Emergency Management Updates
- VT Emergency Management Municipal Page
- VLCT Resources
- Responder Public Safety Page, Responder Call Notes, PPE Request Form, PPE Guidance by setting
- Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA)
- Hospital Covid Pages:
- STATE VOLUNTEER form REGULAR & MED
Jump to Municipal, Non-Profit, Business, and Volunteer Resources, updated 9/17/2021
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
For information on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), please visit our page here.
Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning. Continuity of staffing is a particular concern in the context of COVID-19. COOP plans should include identification of essential functions and lines of succession. Vermont Emergency Management provides a COOP plan template for this process.
With the Governors Declared State of Emergency, responders are able to request Citizens Assistance Registry for Emergencies (CARE) registration data allowing the responders to plan and provide appropriate assistance for vulnerable populations. The request procedure can be found here.
Act 92, which had previously allowed municipalities to hold public meetings entirely by remote access ended on June 15, 2021. While those in need of remote access may still be accommodated at public meetings, all public meetings currently require a physical location and at least one staff member or one member of the public body present at the meeting location. For further instructions, you can read through the Hybrid Public Meeting Checklist here.
- Federal expansions of unemployment insurance benefits created under the CARES Act have ended the week of September 4, 2021.
- Unemployment Insurance Information
- COVID-19 FAQs for Employers and Employees
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Coronavirus relief options
SBA offers several different relief options to help businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
SBA is currently offering the following funding options:
SBA is contacting eligible businesses regarding:
Grantors ramping up and seeking donations now
- Farmer Emergency Fund
- VT Community Foundation Response and Vermont Community Foundation Fund
- USCRI Vermont Neighbor Relief Fund
Regional Community Action Agencies are on the front lines of helping with basic needs for your region.
Capstone Community Action (Central Vermont) 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641 (802) 479-1053 or 1-800-639-1053
- Bradford: (802) 222-5419
- Morrisville: 1-800-639-8710 or (802) 888-7993
- Randolph: 1-800-846-9506 or (802) 728-9506
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) 91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT 05158 (802) 722-4575 or 1-800-464-9951
- Brattleboro: (802) 254-2795
- Springfield: (802) 885-6153
- White River Junction: (802) 295-5215
Towns such as Thetford have set up Facebook Groups or websites for support needs. Please remember to try to coordinate or least CC your work through your local town and EMD/EMC person as they can access the Citizens Assistance Registry for Emergencies (CARE) directory and other tools volunteers cannot. These sites can help to coordinate volunteer delivery to the elderly and at risk populations, marshaling supplies, etc. Groups have also set up links to a Google Form template to coordinate volunteers and needs. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.
- Vermont Council on Rural Development Community Response Toolkit and VCRD Response Resources Google Drive
- Statewide Community Organizers
- Vermont Covid19 Resources is an open source document and the information is moderated but please self-verify as you see fit.
- Template for Mutual aid spreadsheet and example: Upper Valley mutual Aid volunteer/Needs sign up Form
- Template for postcard mailing to community about COVID-19 resources.
- Peace & Justice Center (PJC) Mutual Aid Resources
- WRV Towns in the Herald of Randolph
- UV Towns in the Valley News
- COVID-19 Mutual Aid-Central Vermont Facebook page
- United Ways across the state have Volunteer Centers to help connect nonprofits and volunteers. Nonprofits can register online and add volunteer opportunities to each of these sites, volunteers do not need to register to browse opportunities. Sites are being updated as quickly as possible. Listed by County:
- Bradford-Area COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer Sign-up Form
- Bradford Resources
- Thetford Emergency Management Covid-19 Information and Resources “I can help” or “I need help”
- Randolph https://racdc.com/covid19 for information about the Randolph Area Mutual Aid Network