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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

For accurate and up-to-date information about Covid-19 and also new legislation impacting employees and employers, please visit the following:

Centers for Disease Control
World Health Organization
Vermont Department of Labor
New Hampshire Employment Security

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development – new resource site with information for individuals, businesses, and communities

You may find these resources helpful as well:

For Individuals

Coronavirus Relief Bill (CARES Act) – Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the impact of this on your financial situation.
Take care of your mental health during quarantine – staying well will take some effort. Here are some strategies to cultivate well-being each day.
Pandemic Care Resources from Tara Brach – Tara offers free guided meditations on her website that you can practice for self care.
Vermont 2-1-1 is a statewide referral resource service for Vermont residents. You can contact them to ask for help finding any kind of resource needed.
New Hampshire 2-1-1 is a statewide referral resource service for New Hampshire residents. You can contact them to ask for help finding any kind of resource needed.

For Families with Children

Talking to Your Children and Family about COVID-19
The World Health Organization has created a resource called Healthy Parenting to help parents interact constructively with their children during this challenging time. There are 6 one-page info sheets that cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. The info sheets are easy to download right from the site to review with with your family.

Helping Teens Shelter in Place
No matter what age we are, the spread of the coronavirus is affecting us in many different ways. This article, How To Help Teens Shelter in Place, will provide advice on supporting the young adults in your life around navigating this new reality. Areas to focus on include:

  • Expecting your teenager to contribute to the household in meaningful ways
  • Allowing them to manage themselves, their own schoolwork and their other responsibilities
  • Using non-controlling, non-directive language

Child Care for Essential Personnel
Essential workers who need help finding childcare should fill out this application OR call 2-1-1 ext. 6

There is no doubt that these events are making an impression on children, but they don’t all have to be negative or stressful. Here are a few ideas to help create memories that highlight moments of joy, triumph, and growth even in the midst of stress, uncertainty and sudden changes: A HOPE Informed Guide to Coronavirus

For a comprehensive list of resources for Vermont’s children and families, early educators, employers, and communities please see the Let’s Grow Kids Coronavirous Resources site. The page is updated daily due to the ever-changing mandates that are happening locally and federally.

For Businesses

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – new legislation
Frequently Asked Questions about the FFCRA
NH Small Business Development Center – business resources for Covid-19
Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation – business resources for Covid-19
Help employees develop effective habits to work from home.

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