News from Emergency Management
COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
On March 24, 2020 Governor Phil Scott issued an executive order to Stay Home/Stay Safe as part of Addendum-6 to Executive Order January 20. This Stay Home/Stay Safe Order is effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:0o PM.
To preserve the public health and safety, to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all, and to help protect those at the highest risk and vulnerability, Vermonters are directed to stay at home or in their place of residence, leaving only for essential reasons such as: personal safety; groceries or medicine; curbside pick-up of goods, meals or beverages; medical care; exercise; care of others; and work, as set forth further below. Vermonters shall significantly restrict normal activities outside the home or place of residence, consistent with CDC guidance, to help stop the spread of the virus.
The full text of Governor Scott’s March 24, 2020 ADDENDUM 6 TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 01-20.
On March 10, 2020 Governor Scott put together a response team for the state of Vermont. The Vermont State Emergency Operations Center is working closely with the Vermont Health Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Management Directors and Town Health Officers are designated as the point people for each town. Read Governor Scott's Executive Orders in response to COVID-19.
We are receiving guidance daily (sometimes multiple times a day) from the Vermont State Emergency Operations Center, the Vermont Department of Health, and other resources. Conference calls organized by the State Emergency Operations Center are happening regularly, at least weekly, for various sectors of our communities, including Emergency Management, law enforcement, Town Health Officers, health care providers and institutions.
We hope to provide you with current information to assist you in remaining healthy during this pandemic, and in receiving diagnosis and treatment in the event you become infected.
Plainfield Emergency Management is coordinating with Marshfield to offer volunteer help to those in need. Many thanks to Drew McNaughton! Click on the links below to learn how to offer and ask for help.