Brattleboro COVID-19 Update


We all received encouraging news earlier this week when Governor Scott released his “Vermont Forward Plan” that described a phased reduction in restrictions for both indoor and outdoor activities. It is important to note that the Governor and other State officials have stated that this schedule is subject to change. It is based on certain assumptions regarding increased vaccination numbers and decreased new case numbers. If those targets are not met, the schedule will be adjusted. We will continue to closely monitor that data and public health experts’ advice.

We intend to be cautious in reopening Town facilities to ensure that we do not move too quickly and endanger Town employees or the public we serve. Please read these weekly COVID updates from the Town and other information released by Town departments to stay up to date on Town decisions and actions as COVID-related restrictions are eased. Based on local conditions and expert advice, we may decide not to move as fast as was indicated in the Governor’s plan. 


Brooks Memorial Library will be open by appointment beginning April 13th 

The library will offer 15-minute appointments for limited in-person services including browsing, computer access, printing, photocopying, scanning, and faxing. One household may visit the young people’s collections and one may visit the adult collection, on the hour and half hour: Tuesday 1:00-4:00 pm Wednesday 5:00-8:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am-1:00 pm Friday 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-1:00 pm 

Call 254-5290 ext. 0 to schedule an appointment. 

Public health guidelines including properly worn masks and social distancing will be required. Time limits will be strictly enforced, and cleaning between visits will be thorough. Convenient curbside pickup remains available Monday-Saturday 10-5 and delivery service within Brattleboro will continue to be provided upon request. Reference and technology consultations will continue to be conducted remotely to avoid close personal contact. 

The Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a Super Fun Bike Day at Living Memorial Park’s Lower Parking Lot on Saturday, April 17, from 10am to 1pm, in cooperation with the Brattleboro Kiwanis Club, the Brattleboro Police Department, and Rescue Inc. In case of rain, this event will be 

held at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility. The event will include helmet fitting, safety information, and bike tune-ups. Helmets will be free this year. Please note that masks are required and COVID-19 guidelines will be observed. Pre-registration is required for this event at Households will register through SignUpGenius for a 15-minute time slot to attend. 

The Recreation & Parks Department will reopen the Brattleboro Senior Center on April 12. 

Here is the re-opening plan: 

1. Patrons using the Senior Center will only be able to enter through the back door of the Gibson Aiken Center. (This is the door that connects to the parking lot behind the building.) 

This will help ensure that our sign-in sheets are complete and that everyone is having their temperatures taken upon arrival and before entering the facility. 

2. Assistant Director Sarah Clark or a trained Volunteer will be at a table near the back door to welcome people and sign them in. 

    1. 3. EVERYONE will have their temperatures taken before entering the facility as well as being asked to answer the following Pre-Screening Survey for Employees and Patrons: a. In the past 14 days have you had close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19? 
      1. b. In the past 24 hours have you had any of the following symptoms? i. Cough 
      2. ii. Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing 
      3. iii. Fever over 100.4 or felt feverish 
      4. iv. Chills 
      1. v. Muscle Pain 
      2. vi. Sore Throat 
      3. vii. New Loss of Taste or Smell 

4. Anyone who is symptomatic or COVID-19 positive will not be allowed on site and anyone who has had contact with any person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days. 

5. Anyone who is tested for COVID-19 should not come to the center until they have received a confirmed negative result. 

6. If an answer to any of the above questions is “yes,” or a forehead temperature is equal to or exceeds 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the employee or visitor will be required to leave the facility. 

7. Anyone who refuses to comply with the screening, including the temperature check, will not be allowed to enter the facility. 

8. Only 25 people will be allowed into Center at any given time. 

To reserve your spot or for Senior Center Programming please call 257-7570. 

9. Patrons will be asked to maintain social distance (minimum of 6 feet) while using the Center. 

10. Patrons will be required to wear a mask at all times, even if they have been vaccinated. 

11. The Brattleboro Senior Meals Program will continue to offer Take Away Meals and Meals On Wheels. 

No congregate meals will be served at this time. 



Town Manager’s Office

230 Main Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301

(802) 251-8151

FAX (802) 257-2322 

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