The Governor will be addressing the State of Emergency stay in place order on May 1st. If there is any relaxation or phased reopening those businesses will be required to have all employees take the online Covid safety training and record the successful completion. It can be accessed at https://labor.vermont.gov/VOSHA
If you are a non essential worker please remain home and stay safe.
The Town Offices remain closed to the public until further notice: Employees are working from home and answering voicemail.
Thank you to Daisy, Tony, John, and Peter for “Lighting Up Vermont” by decorating the green with colorful lights.
If you are in a high risk situation or need assistance with getting food or medicine you can call the Town Police number 763-7776 option 4 and speak to someone or leave a message. Someone will get back to you with answers.
The police have been making calls, as requested, to individuals to ensure they are OK and have also traveled to West Lebanon to obtain prescriptions.
You can also dial 211 for more general questions on the Corona virus.
There are guidelines for opening the Farmer’s Market and the Selectboard has approved the reopening authorization. The guidelines are found here: http://agriculture.vermont.gov
The Royalton Mutual Aid volunteer group has sent a mailer to all town residents listing this information and asking for volunteers to aid those in need. They have an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and a phone number 234-1257 for assistance request and volunteer offers.
click here to access the survey
They will be posting updates on the town bulletin board.
VThelplink.org is available for those individuals seeking information or help on substance use and recovery. The phone number is 1-800-565 LINK
We can all do our part to slow the spread of the virus:
Call volunteers to help so you can stay home. The disease has not peaked in our area so please do your part to protect us all.
Wash your hands regularly
Use soap and water for 20 seconds and avoid touching your face
Keep a “Social Distance” of 6 feet
Avoid entering homes if you don’t live there
Cover your cough or sneeze, then throw away the tissue.
Wear a cloth mask if possible
White River Valley Schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. Schools will be on break from April 20-24 but they are working on a plan to provide food for school children up to 18 years of age. The last day of the school year is June 16th and classes will continue until that day. The school requests that local employers honor that students need to attend class Mon-Fri until 3 pm.
All faculty are working remotely and there is no access to the building for non essential personnel.
The USDA approved the meals distribution plan and food is available for curbside pickup Mon/Weds/Fri for students only.
The Royalton Food Shelf is looking for donations of food and for volunteer drivers to deliver groceries. They are open on Thursdays from 11:30 am until 2:30. There are NO evening hours. They are packing and placing orders on a table outside the building and delivering for those who cannot make the drive. Please call Anna Wright at 802 356 0922 to help or donate.
You can listen to Royalton Community Radio at 96.5 FM for coordinated updates as well. Further information is on their website at http://Royaltonradio.org
The Vermont Law School has suspended physical classes through the summer and the May 16th Commencement is being rescheduled for early August.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation service at VLS is closed for the remainder of the season. Community members who intended to use the service should call Capstone Community Action at 802-477-5148. A representative will return your call to set up an appointment to meet in their Randolph, VT office. If that location doesn’t work, they can do taxes by mail.
For the latest updates regarding VLS please go to https://www.vermontlaw.edu/resources/covid19
BALE (Building a Local Economy) is developing a mutual aid database to to match volunteers with the vital needs of our at risk population. Bale is also looking to establish a donation center as part of its Community Resiliency initiative. If you are interested and willing to volunteer please click the following link to get involved. http://Balevt.org
Click below for the Vermont Department of Health updates posted each day at 2pm