Town of Brattleboro COVID-19 Response Status – August 11, 2021 – Masks Required in Town Buildings

 TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO Town Manager’s Office 230 Main Street Brattleboro, VT 05301 (802) 251-8151 FAX (802) 257-2322 


TO: Local Media Date: August 11, 2021 

From: Town Manager’s Office 


Town of Brattleboro 

COVID-19 Response Status 

August 11, 2021 


Update to the Community from Brattleboro Town Manager Peter Elwell: 

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) has reclassified Windham County from an area of “moderate public transmission” of COVID-19 to an area of “substantial public transmission” of the virus. 

All Town of Brattleboro government facilities remain open to the public at this time, but we have reinstituted the requirement that anyone inside Town buildings must be wearing a face covering. This applies equally to employees and to visitors. It applies equally to vaccinated people and to unvaccinated people. The CDC guidance on this matter is clear: all “people [should] wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.” 

While Town facilities remain open to the public, there are alternatives for people who prefer not to be indoors in a public building during this time of increased public transmission of the virus: 

The brown mailbox in the parking lot behind the Municipal Center is available for people to conveniently make payments or other deliveries by depositing their sealed envelopes into the secure dropbox. Town employees collect everything in that box several times each workday. 

All public meetings are required to have a physical location, but some meetings – including Brattleboro Selectboard meetings – operate in a hybrid format, combining both the physical location and the ability to attend and participate in the meeting via Zoom. Please refer to the specific warning for each individual meeting to know how you can participate in that meeting. 

We will issue additional COVID updates whenever such an update is warranted by an additional future change in circumstances. 

Stay well, 


Peter B. Elwell 

Town Manager 

Town of Brattleboro 

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