Covid-19 Information, Resources and Links
Stay Home, Stay Safe.
Vermonters are being asked to stay home as much as possible to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Please leave for essentials only, such as food, and keep a safe distance of six feet between yourself and others. This is helping slow the spread of the virus and protecting people who are more vulnerable. Though we can all feel isolated at this time, we can, and should, connect with each other through technology, reading books, playing games and finding hobbies we enjoy. We’re all in this together.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and mild illness, you can stay home and treat your symptoms. Not everyone needs to be tested, and testing is only done through the referral of health care professional. Testing is not treatment. Use the NEW CDC Self Checker Tool (link is external) to help you make decisions about seeking medical care.
The coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it harder for people who smoke or vape – tobacco, cannabis or anything else – to fight off the virus, putting them at much greater risk of severe illness, even death. There has never been a better time to quit. Find resources at 802QUITS.org
Residents and non-residents coming to Vermont – for anything other than an essential purpose – should quarantine at home for 14 days, following a March 30 order from Gov. Phil Scott. Travel to Vermont by anyone located in COVID-19 “hot spots” is discouraged. Read Gov. Scott's executive order here.
Local Resources - South Royalton and surrounding towns
Important Information for Royalton Residents - download PDF
The Town of Royalton website provides daily updates: http://royaltonvt.com
To donate to Royalton Mutual Aid, visit their GoFundMe page here.
The Royalton Food Shelf is looking for donations of food and volunteer drivers to deliver groceries on Thursdays. Please call Anna Wright at (802) 356-0922 to help or donate.
Mutual Aid Networks in the WVFR Listening Area
Royalton Mutual Aid Hotline: Call this number for help, local information, and if you want to volunteer to assist your community 802-234-1257, or send an email. Visit the BALE website for more information.
Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield area. Resources can be found on the RACDC website here.
Chelsea, Vershire, Corinth, Tunbridge, Washington area. To sign up to volunteer, or if you are in need, click here.
Bradford area. To volunteer, click here.
Thetford Area Emergency Management Covid-19 resources are here.
Statewide Resources - Vermont
Comprehensive Covid-19 resources and information can be found at the Vermont Department of Health's Covid-19 webpage here.
A comprehensive, crowd-sourced list of Vermont Covid-19 resources can be found here.
VT Digger updates Vermont Covid-19 daily at this page.
National Resources - United States
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has comprehensive information about the coronavirus, including how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, nationwide travel advisories, and federal guidance. Visit the CDC website.