Welcome to Hancock

Covid-19 Resource Page – Click Here

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The Town Clerk’s Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
Please call ahead to set up an appointment—time slots will be available during our regular business hours:
Monday 2PM–5PM ,  Tuesday 9AM–2PM,   Thursday 9AM–12PM.(802) 767-3660

In addition to us answering the phone during our regular
business hours, messages will also be checked on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30PM.

Late fees for dog licenses will be waived until May 1, 2020.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all try
to navigate business during this difficult time while also
trying to keep our community safe and healthy.

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Hancock Public Advisory Regarding the Coronavirus

In response to the nationwide spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Hancock Select Board is notifying residents of prudent actions to mitigate community spread of the virus.
Nationwide action to limit the spread of the Coronavirus is critical to slowing the rates of infection and reducing the stress on our local and national healthcare systems.
We strongly suggest that all events and gatherings be canceled, avoided, or postponed for 30 days. Practice “Social Distancing” keeping 6 feet of distance between you and everyone else. Stay home for the next 15 days if possible. Avoid gatherings of any kind.
Anyone developing cold or flu symptoms should self-quarantine at home for 2 weeks in order to avoid the possibility of spreading the virus throughout the community. You should call your physician if you develop a fever. It is advisable to stock 2 weeks of food staples, prescription medications, and pet food in the event of self-quarantine due to illness.
Those over the age of 60, and those with pre-existing health conditions such as heart disease and a compromised respiratory system, are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Special care should be taken to not expose this population to the virus.
The virus incubation period can be up to 2 weeks before experiencing symptoms; therefore, people carrying the virus can unknowingly expose others. Avoiding close physical contact with people who are sick is suggested. Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting sick.
Symptoms: Please be conscious of any flu-like symptoms, including:
1. Sore throat
2. Cough
3. Fever
4. Difficulty breathing, lung congestion—lung congestion is the most serious symptom.

Contact your physician in the event you experience any of these symptoms.
These are the recommendations from the Federal Government’s CDC (Center for Disease Control):
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent the illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory disease, including:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
• CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom;
before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Should it be determined that you need testing, the US Government has released assurance that testing will be free.

Be advised that the Hancock Town Clerk’s office is closed except by appointment.

Be advised that the Hancock Free Public Library is closed.

Important Phone numbers:

Hancock Town Office: 802-767-3660
Gifford Medical Center: 802-728-4441
Rochester/Gifford Clinic: 802-767-3704
White River Ambulance: 911
VT Health Dept. Infectious Disease and Epidemiology: 802-863-7240
Central VT Medical Center: 802-775-7111
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center: 603-650-5000
Home Health Agency referrals are made through your primary care doctor
Vermont Information 211

Important Websites:

Cdc.gov
Healthvermont.gov
Giffordhealthcare.org/coronavirus-covid-19

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ATTENTION!!!
 
THE HANCOCK FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
 
For the safety of our staff, patrons, and community,
the Library is temporarily closing to the public
effective immediately. We will keep the community
apprised regarding an opening date, at which time
the doors will once again be open to all.
 
In the meantime, our WiFi continues to be free and
is not password protected. It will remain available
throughout this time for use from the parking lot.
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
Board of Library Trustees
3/17/2020

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Located in the heart of the Green Mountains at the headwaters of the White River, Hancock is a gateway to the wilderness. Eighty-two percent of Hancock’s land belongs to the Green Mountain National Forest, and Hancock is home to outdoor adventures galore. With the smallest population in the White River Valley, Hancock is home to a small, close community. Conveniently located along Route 100, about halfway between Killington and the Mad River Valley, Hancock offers many services for travelers and residents.

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