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COVID-19

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Stowe Police Chief warns against COVID-19 related fraud

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#FactCheckFriday: Is there information about school based #COVID19 transmission? Yes. You can find that info here:https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/COVID19-Transmission-Schools.pdf

New info is learned through contact tracing and may change the counts presented in this table up or down as details emerge.

Happy New Year! Celebrating the Jewish holidays safely this year means adopting non-traditional methods of gathering for prayer. The safest way to celebrate is by attending online services & sharing a meal w/ a small group of people at a distance outdoors. #Vermont #VT #COVID-19

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COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Fever

Cough

Shortness of breath

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • If you are sick call ahead to your medical provider before seeking medical care.

Do not go to the hospital or call 911 except in life threatening situations.


COVID-19 STATUS IN VERMONT AND SURROUNDING AREAS

IF ENTERING VERMONT WITH INTENT TO STAY IN THE STATE, INDIVIDUALS MUST FOLLOW SELF QUARANTINE GUIDELINES.

TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES
HOSPITALIZED STATEWIDE
CURRENT CASES IN LAMOILLE COUNTY
STATEWIDE DEATHS
TOTAL BEING MONITORED

*as of 09/02/2020

STOWE COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Need help coping with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic? Text VT to 741741 for the Vermont Crisis Text Line
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03/28/2020

This is the message that I shared during today’s selectboard meeting.

As of yesterday, there are 158 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Vermont, 5 of those here in Lamoille County. This is not a surprise. This is exactly what we have been expecting. In fact, we are prepared for many more cases than we are seeing today. Health Care Systems and first responders all over the state are prepared to handle much, much worse. Your own EMS, Fire and Police Departments have the necessary protective equipment that we need to do our job today and in the near future. We can always use more, if you or anyone you know, has N95 masks or surgical gowns, please encourage them to contact me. All of us have been in constant communication with the Vermont Department of Health, Copley Hospital, Vermont Emergency Management and our colleagues across the country. I want to stress that your public safety team is prepared. As always, we are ready to respond to all emergencies.

We continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and the Department of Health and encourage you to do the same. It is imperative that we all share and promote the same message. This will reduce confusion and allow the message to reach further throughout the community. Here are a few take aways from the current guidance:
• If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, CALL you health care provider. If you don’t have one, you can call Stowe Family Practice, they will help you. DO NOT show up at the hospital or practice without calling first.
• Testing is currently limited and is prioritized for health care workers, hospitalized patients and vulnerable populations.
• Not everyone needs testing. Do not call the health department. Again, do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening emergency.
• If you do need to go grocery shopping, please practice social distancing. Do not be afraid to kindly ask others to do the same. It is definitely awkward, it is not rude.

The most important component in all of this though, is you, members of the community, worker and visitors. Our efforts to flatten the curve, per say, will only be successful if we ALL do our part. On March 24, Governor Scott issued a stay home/stay safe order. This order closed all non-essential business with a few exceptions. The important message from this order though, is to STAY HOME. This is all in an effort to limit your movement, reducing the chance to spread the virus, keeping your neighbors, yourself and your family safer. This is very simple, stay home unless you have to purchase groceries or pick up medicine. Other than that, there really aren’t any other reason to leave your property. Recreation is encouraged, ONLY if you can do so while maintaining a responsible social distance. If we as a society do not comply with directives, we will only prolong this pandemic.

If you need any further information, we consistently update our COVID-19 page on our public safety website at dps.stowevt.gov/covid-19. I also ask that you like follow and share our Stowe Public Safety Facebook page. We constantly share up to date information there as well. If those options don’t work for you, don’t hesitate to the call me at the fire department, 253-4315.

I want close with this. It is absolutely vital that we stop the division and vigilantism. There has been a lot of discussion of us versus them. There is absolutely no place for that during these trying times. We have always been a town that has included our second home owners and visitors within our community. Now is the time that we must come together as one and support our neighbors, regardless of their license plate color.

Chief Kyle Walker

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COVID-19 WEBLINKS AND RESOURCES

The Vermont Department of Health
Resources for the General Public and Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 Cases In New England
Maintained by NBC Channel 5

FEMA Region 1
COVID-19 Cases by State

COVID-19 Dashboard
Worldwide Cases by Region

Global COVID-19 Case Tracker
Johns Hopkins University

The Vermont Department of Mental Health
Resources to cope with stress as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The US Department of Justice
COVID-19 Fraud Warnings

The National Center for Disaster Fraud
The US Department of Justice

TOWN OF STOWE PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES