Links and resources for reliable information on COVID-19
Vaccine Information & Resources - updated 4/22/21
- Vaccines & US - The Smithsonian has collaborated with cultural organizations in communities across the nation to create Vaccines & US. The resources included on the site are intended to help individuals make an informed decision about COVID‑19 vaccines and provide tools to help in discussions about the vaccines with family, friends, and community.
- Vermont Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Page – Information about the vaccine in VT and vaccine planning
- Vermont Health Department's COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
- VTLIB's new Reputable COVID-19 Vaccine Information site offers links to consumer-level resources and information that librarians can provide patrons with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES - updated 4/22/21
- For VT Covid-19 Testing information: www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing
- In addition to hosting a variety of health and wellness related workshops, COVID Support VT features local and national COVID-19 information, self-care resources, and a link to support counselors.
- If you are struggling with your mortgage, rent, utilities and other housing expenses because of COVID-19, your local Home Ownership Center can help. They have HUD-approved counselors on staff and available to help you obtain the assistance you need to keep your home. These housing counseling services, provided to any household affected by COVID-19, are a collaborative effort between the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) administering the Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) funds and the organizations that operate Homeownership Centers in Vermont.
- To help Vermonters stay up to date on the latest COVID guidance and information, Governor Scott encourages Vermonters to register for Vermont Alert (VT-ALERT), the State’s emergency notification system.
- The Vermont Department of Health Covid-19 page. - Includes Vermont specific updates and information, including guidance for individuals, businesses, schools and community groups.
- The World Health Organization Covid-19 page. - Information on the worldwide situation including statistics, maps, printable signs and recommendations.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 page. - Includes information geared toward the U.S., including updated frameworks for mitigation.
- Vermont Department of Libraries Covid-19 page. - A clearinghouse of additional resources, some of them library -specific.
- Vermont Department of Libraries Resource Page - The Department of Libraries has put together a COVID resource page for library patrons.
- Vermont Legal and Benefits Updates from the Vermont Law School. - Information about changes in your rights around utilities, evictions, court hearings, and more.
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus page - Up-to-date stats and interactive world maps.
Unemployment information and small business support -updated 4/22/21
- Get up to date news on unemployment benefits and more from The Vermont Department of Labor
- One in three Vermonters is at risk for food insecurity, struggling to find help to feed their families. If your financial situation has recently changed, you may now qualify for Vermont nutrition and food programs. They include WIC program (Women, Infants and Children), 3SquaresVT/SNAP, and more. Newer programs such as Farmers to Families and Everyone Eats are helping to fill the gaps. All these programs can help keep healthy food on the table. Contact the Health Department, Hunger Free Vermont, or call 2-1-1 for more information.
Health and Wellness - updated 4/22/21
- Interesting article about how the last year might have affected our brains: Brain fog: how trauma, uncertainty and isolation have affected our minds and memory
- Now that we’re starting to head out again, do you Need to Dust Off Your Social Skills?