- Governor’s page regarding Vermont’s responses to COVID-19 (this includes information on the Governor’s Order and what is included under that order. https://governor.vermont.gov/covid19response
- GROCERY SHOPPING/DELIVERY FOR HANCOCK RESIDENTSGrocery shopping and delivery are available to Hancock residents unable to shop for themselves due to self-isolation or being particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus–people over 70, or with underlying conditions like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease or cancer. Because this service is available under the umbrella of the Rochester Emergency Management Committee, Hancock residents in need of help should call Julie at the Rochester Town Office at 767-3631. She will take calls during the hours of 8 – 4, Monday through Friday. Messages may be left at other times. A trusted delivery person will call you to get your order (under $100) and to explain the process of reimbursement. Anyone unable to pay for groceries will be given a free one-time delivery of $25 per person in the family, up to $100. The delivery person will shop for you at Mac’s in Rochester and will leave the groceries on your front porch (keeping social distance.)Hancock residents with questions should call Town Coordinator Dorothy Robson at 767-3732.
- There are many resources for help with COVID-19-related issues. Thank you to Linda Anderson for compiling this list. This list includes a wide variety of resources including information on WIC, 3SquaresVT, Capstone Community Action, Food Shelf, Clara Martin Center, and more. Click here for Resource List or download below.
- Dial 2-1-1 -Due to the increased number of calls, you may be asked to leave a message. A volunteer will return your call as soon as possible.
- Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 information: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19. Also healthvermont.gov/covid19-faq
- COVID-19: An Additional Important Reason to Quit Tobacco & Vaping The new coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it harder for people who smoke or vape – tobacco, cannabis or anything else – to fight off the virus and putting them at much greater risk of severe illness, even death. Through outreach and social media promotion, the Health Department has been helping Vermonters to learn that there has never been a better time, and there has never been a better reason, to quit. Vermonters can find online or phone quit coaching, quit resources and tools at 802quits.org.
- Cloth Face Coverings: The Health Department recommends that all Vermonters wear cloth face coverings when outside of the home, since COVID-19 can spread before a person has any symptoms. Learn more in this fact sheet. Watch a video from the U.S. Surgeon General on how to make your own face-covering using items around the house.
- If you are or someone you know is in crisisFeeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak. If you or someone you know needs emotional support: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Trained helpers are available 24/7. Or text VT to 741741 to talk to someone at the Crisis Text Line. For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide.
- Resources for Small Businesses: Senator Bernie Sanders has an extensive list of resources including information for small businesses regarding programs available to help during this time on his Senate website. Please visit https://www.sanders.senate.gov/
- Unemployment information – including the Self-Employed and Contractors:
https://labor.vermont.gov/ Be patient and be persistent in your application. The Department of Labor has been swamped with applications so this may not be an easy process but keep trying. For details on what benefits you may be entitled to under the CARES Act. Please visit https://labor.vermont.gov/CARESact_Vermont