Here are the daily Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 Updates for April, 2020, as they are released. Also, surrounding county information for the Brattleboro area. Also, as of April 3, we’re including numbers from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
The Town of Brattleboro has some excellent resources being compiled. Here are the links to the Town’s pages:
Resources for Businesses
Resources for Individuals and Families
In an April 5 comment on a recent article, under the subject line: And people still need to move…. , cgrotke wrote the following:
“It would be a shame if, at the end of this, everyone is simply in debt up to their eyeballs, and everyone needs to work off the “debt” of these strange months for the foreseeable future. That would be a very slow digging out of the economy.”
Under the category: “This is so crazy, it might just work!” please allow me to offer up a solution:
For the duration of the current crisis, Mark Twain© would like to ask challenging questions, requesting your answers. Here are 2 questions for today.
How are the meanings of these two words similar, how are they different?
When would you use “plethora?” when, “myriad?”
BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 4/6/20
Monday, April 6, 2020
5:00 am Winston Prouty presents – Family Matters Ep 26 – Community Collaborations
5:30 am Winston Prouty presents – Family Matters Ep 27 – Adverse Childhood Experiences
6:00 am Dummerston Conservation Commission – An Archaeological History of Vermont 10/23/18
7:15 am Dummerston Conservation Commission – Maps of Dummerston 11/12/19
7:55 am The Quarantine Sessions from Next Stage Arts – Online from Next Stage – The Quarantine Sessions and Cooped Up Kids
Will the home inspector be given access to the house? If there is a septic system, will a septic inspector be permitted to do the inspection?
Even if inspections are permitted, you might not be permitted to be present, which means that you will not have the benefit on asking questions and actually seeing the inspector point out items, which is much more informative than simply reading a formal, written report. In such a case, find out if the inspector can take a lot of photos, or better yet, live-stream the inspection.
An employee at the Brattleboro Retreat is “presumed positive for COVID-19,” according to a story in the VTDigger.org today. The employee is in quarantine at home at this time. However, the same is not true of other Retreat workers who may have come in contact with that employee. They’ve been instructed by the Retreat’s HR Director that they should come to work or be terminated. However, if they “become symptomatic i.e. dry cough and/or fever,” they have been told to contact the HR Director.
BRATTLEBORO—Amidst the organization’s many measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Groundworks Collaborative has pivoted to a virtual approach for their 8th annual Camp for a Common Cause fundraiser.
The event, which normally seeks a permit to lift the Town of Brattleboro’s public camping restriction for one night each May on the Brattleboro Common, will happen virtually this year on Friday, May 1st. Organizers are encouraging participants to camp at home—on lawns, in garages, on balconies and decks, etc.—and in so doing, raise funds that Groundworks reports it needs “now more than ever.”
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 6:15pm. In keeping with Governor Scott’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order, this meeting will be held with no physical location using GoToMeeting. Copies of the agenda and administrative report are attached. Both documents contain information about how to access the meeting remotely. ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
We want to do something for the “essential” businesses remaining in operation. For any open business in the area: free advertising.
That’s right. For the duration of the stay-at-home and essential-work orders, we’ll give any open business that wants one a free ad. We’ll even make it for you. Just let us know what you’d like to tell people, and where you’d like the ad to link. It can take people directly to any page on your site.
The Brattleboro Selectboard held its first-ever virtual public special meeting. It’s also the first time the newly-configured board has taken up new business. They discussed… you guessed it… coronavirus, of course.
Notes from this historic meeting are below.
WHAT IS NEW TODAY
There will be a special Selectboard meeting tonight at 6:15pm on GoToMeeting.
Much progress has been made in the Green Mountains since the start of the Coronacrisis. And we should all recognize the rapid pace at which it was achieved. Together, as Vermonters, we have:
* Unemployment Insurance: Greatly lowered the qualifying thresholds for unemployment insurance;
* Worker Safety & Health: Seen most unionized cities and towns take meaningful steps to better protect the health and safety of workers;
* Feeding Low Income Children: Secured food for low income children;
The Brattleboro VFW Post #1034, Brattleboro Elks #1499, Masonic Lodge #102, and the American Legion Post 5 is banding together with the guidance of the Brattleboro Fire Department to buy groceries and other essential items for those who cannot and should not venture out. Volunteers will be purchasing items, bagging or boxing them, and delivering them to homes where needed in the Brattleboro area.
We are asking for donations to support this cause. 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase items. Please make checks payable to VFW Post 1034, and include a return address so a receipt can be mailed. Mail to: