If you or a family member are quarantined, please contact Woodstock Emergency Management for help with food, water, medications, and financial assistance at (802) 457-7516.
Are you well and want to help? Email [email protected] with your name, contact, and offer of service (driving, food donations, shopping, etc).
- In an effort to protect residents and visitors and to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 spread, the Woodstock Village Trustees issue the following COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance to require wearing a face mask or a face shield:
- Commencing July 9th, 2020, municipal buildings and all establishments located in the Village of Woodstock that invite the public into their premises for the purpose of receiving services, purchasing products, or otherwise transacting business, shall require both staff and customers (or visitors) to wear face coverings or face shields over their nose and mouth while inside the establishment.
- Outdoor requirements: A face mask or a face shield is required to be worn by any person on any Village owned public outdoor location in the Village including but not limited to Village sidewalks, The Village Green, Vail Field (excluding active sports activity), East End Park, Teagle’s Landing and Tribou Park.
Exceptions: Face coverings or face shields are not required inside dining establishments once seating or dining has commenced or outside dining on sidewalks or village parks; while engaging in athletic activities such as running or bicycle riding; should not be placed on young children 2 years old and younger; on anyone who has trouble breathing; or on anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Municipal employees engaged in strenuous physical activity are also excluded. Federal, state, and county properties that are within the village that are excluded by law may be excluded from the ordinance.
- For all current orders from Governor Scott for individuals and businesses (from Stay Home, Stay Safe, to Call to Service, and the State of Emergency declaration), click here.
- Woodstock Emergency Operations Committee FAQ: Concerned about coronavirus? Unsure of who to call if you have questions? Don’t worry, Woodstock’s Emergency Operations Committee has a plan for keeping you and your family both safe and informed. Click here for the answers to your most pressing questions.
- Department of Health Resources: For daily Department of Health updates including the number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus
How to fill and retrieve prescriptions from Woodstock Pharmacy:
- Call (802) 457-1306
- Someone will be available to answer your calls Monday through Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM, but you won't be able to enter the store to check on a prescription.
- Please call in your refill prescription, or have your doctor send or call in a new prescription, and pay by phone. A pickup time will be provided. Call or knock on the door upon arrival.
- Please minimize cash and check payments. Leave your credit card on file for faster service.
Business, Employment, and Financial Resources
- Department of Labor FAQs for Employers and Employees: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions
- The Vermont Chapter of SCORE: Triaging for both HR-related business functions and finance/cash flow-related functions for businesses suffering hardship due to COVID-19
- For assistance, click here to request a mentor (preferred) or call 802-764-5899 to request one
- Specific guidance for Employers: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19/employers
- Specific Guidance for Employees: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19/employees
- Information from the Agency of Commerce for self-employed Vermonters: https://accd.vermont.gov/about-us/disaster-planning/covid-19-guidance-vermont-businesses
Unemployment Insurance phone numbers for both claimants and employers:
- Online claims: labor.vermont.gov
- Initial Claims Line: 877-214-3330
- Supplemental UI Claims Line: 888-807-7072
- Employer Services: 802-828-4344
- Claimant Assistance Line: 877-214-3332
- Weekly Claims Line: 1-800-983-2300
- Click here for COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Workers from OSHA
- Guidance for upcoming Vermont tax due dates: https://tax.vermont.gov/press-release/upcoming-vermont-tax-due-date-guidance
- For the most up to date guidance, please visit www.tax.vermont.gov
Local Financial Assistance and Grants:
- Woodstock Area Relief Fund: financial assistance to individuals and families of the greater Woodstock area who are unable to meet their basic household needs due to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Click here: www.woodstockarearelieffund.org
- Woodstock Economic Development Commission Business Relief Fund:
The Woodstock EDC has $100,000 in the Business Relief Fund available for Woodstock businesses affected by COVID-19. For details on this fund and how to apply, click here. For questions or an electronic copy of the application, please contact Sally Miller, [email protected]
- EDC call on 3/20/20:
- Speakers notes and documents
For Woodstock business owners, if you would like the Economic Development Commission to communicate with your landlord with a rent reduction proposal endorsed by the EDC, please submit your request here
- Answers to emailed questions will appear here
- EDC call on 3/20/20:
- Mascoma Bank's Paycheck Protection Program for business and non-profit customers: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small business to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for details and how to apply.
Resources for Older Community Members
The Thompson is your local resource for aging well at home. Home-delivered meals and drive-by pick-up meals for people age 65 and older (menu online) are available by calling (802) 457-3277. Medical equipment is available for pick-up or delivery, and the Aging at Home Helpline is available for assistance or referral to vetted service providers.
- (802) 457-3277
- [email protected]
See Meal Programs and Delivery Services section below for more resources.
Assistance for Dairy Farmers
NOFA Vermont is seeking volunteers who are capable of leading milkings if dairy farmers become sick. Email Bill Cavanaugh, [email protected], with your contact information, relevant experience on farms, location and availability.
Resources for Artists
- Vermont Rapid-Response Artist Grants: TEMPORARILY CLOSED TILL MID-APRIL: The Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief provides grants up to $500 to artists who have lost income due to the loss of a job or cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (e.g., commissions, performances, contracts, workshops, classes, etc.) because of COVID-19.
- Freelance Artists Resource
- NEFA/ COVID-19 info
- NYFA/ Emergency Grants Lists
- Vermont Arts Council
- Americans for the Arts
- Common Field
- National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER)
- Performing Arts Readiness
Resources for Former Foster Youth
If you are a former foster youth in college and living on campus, please reach out to your local Youth Development Program (YDP) Coordinator. YDP can help you:
- Access funding to live independently or with an approved, caring adult.
- Navigate community housing resources and other services.
- Contact your college to advocate for either staying on campus or identifying other options for housing
Housing and Homelessness Guidance
Click here for the latest updates from the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.
Resources for Education
- Agency of Education Guidance to Schools: https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools
- AOE Food Service Guidance During School Closures: https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-continuity-education-guidance-non-congregate-feeding_0.pdf
- Health Care & Rehabilitation Services Crisis Line: 1-800-622-4235
- Small Business Development Corporation: https://www.vtsbdc.org
- Talking to your children about COVID-19:
Click the links to find a Comic produced by NPR and an informational sheet on how to talk to kids about COVID-19 produced by the National Association of School Psychologist and the National Association of School Nurses.
For young children: The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to the New Coronavirus
AAP News: Experts Discuss COVID-19 impact on children and pregnancy
Meal Programs & Delivery Services
- 3SquaresVT: You could be eligible for benefits enabling you to buy the food you need or increase the benefits you already receive
- call (855) 855-6181, or text VFBSNAP to 85511
- Meal programs for ages 60 and over: Call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 for eligibility for meal pickup and delivery
- The Thompson Center: Home Delivered Meals and Drive-by Meal Pick up for older adults.
- www.thompsonseniorcenter.org (menu online). (802) 457-3277
WIC: Any WIC family scheduled for an appointment over the next few weeks will get a phone call from the WIC office. If families have a hard time finding formula call WIC/VDH 802-257-2880
Woodstock Community Food Shelf: (802) 457-1185, (802) 457-4730
- Free meal delivery service available to "free and reduced students" in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union as part of the wcsu school nutrition plan
- Beginning 3/23/20, one breakfast and one lunch per student on weekdays only
- If you “opted out” of this service and your situation changes, please email [email protected]
- To apply, please fill out a VT Meal Application available here to get approved
- Click here for more information
Grocery delivery services:
- Barnard General Store (with free deliveries for Barnard residents with compromised immune systems only)
- Change the World Kids: Offering help with grocery store pick ups, deliveries of food, medicine, and household items as needed
- Contact (802) 432-8164 or [email protected]
- The Woodstock Farmers’ Market (curbside pickup only, click here to learn more and place an order or call (802) 457-3658)