Be Smart, Stay Safe in Weathersfield Vermont June 8

Monday, June 8. We're alreaday a week into June. How can that be?
I hope you've been outside getting some fresh air, hiking, biking, paddling, gardening, cutting firework for next winter... 

In the Weird Photo Department

I'm not 100% sure but I think this photo is of a recently emerged dragonfly from its larval stage. I believe its larval shell is beside it on the lily pad.

Vermont COVID-19 Updates

Tune in Mondays ,Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am on WCAX for the Governor's COVID-19 updates.

Indoor Dining at Restaurants 
On June 5 Governor Scott announced the resumption of limited indoor seating at restaurants and bars and a data-driven approach to allow travel to and from designated areas without a 14-day quarantine requirement. 
DMV Re-opened
On June 1, announced a restart plan for resuming driver’s license tests and a new service for Vermonters to receive their learner’s permit online as the state begins limited resumption of services paused due to COVID-19.

Active COVID-19 Cases Near Vermont
Department of Financial Regulation has a whole resource center for COVID-19 Updates and Modeling. Like this heat map of active cases near us.

ACCD Guidelines for Businesses
Re-opening businesses must follow the guidelines set forth by the Vermont State Agency of Commerce and Community Development-- guidance from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Travel To and From Vermont
Some travel to Vermont is now allowed without the 14 day quarantine. Watch for counties with 400 or less active cases per 1 million people. 

The State of Vermont has determined that any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents meets this criteria. The Agency will publish an updated map and list each Monday by 5 p.m. at identifying quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout New England and New York. Vermonters must remember to follow any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit.

COVID-19 cases in Vermont by county:

Get Tested, if you want or you suspect you have been exposed
COVID-19 pop-up testing facilities for anyone who wants to be tested but you must reserve a spot-

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19,  isn't done with us yet. Please continue to wear facial coverings when in public and stay 6 feet apart for physical distancing. People around Weathersfield have been observed NOT wearing masks and NOT physical distancing.  

Do the right thing and protect others from yourself. Even if you don't feel ill, you may still have the virus and you are highly contagious up to two day before you show symptoms!

You are NOT Alone, Please Reach Out!

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services 24-hour crisis hotline 1-800-622-4235

Also check out Upper Valley Strong

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy friends and neighbors. 
Remember to call or check in on your elderly neighbors, bring them some cheer from a proper social distance.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Re-Opens

The Weathersfield Proctor Library re-opened on Friday, June 5 with some restrictions.
  • Limit visits to one-half hour so they can remain within the 10 person maximum capacity. 
  • Hours are short for now as listed below. 
  • They require masks and the frequent use of our supplied hand sanitizer. 
  • They’ve adapted their spaces for social distancing and ask that you understand the need for occasional waiting for entry following this schedule.
Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. open for those over 60 years old and those with at risk health conditions. 11:00 a.m. to 4: p.m. open to the general public.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Open for those over 60 years old and those with at risk health conditions. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. open to the general public.

Phone (802) 674-2863 or Email: with questions.

Visit the library website for more information.

Music ONLINE Live

Follow your favorite artist(s) by signing up with BandsintownYou can track artists and bands and will get messages when they schedule a "live" online/streaming show. Some charge a small fee but most are FREE.

Remember the music industry basically disappeared in early March and probably won't return until 2021. Most artists have a way to make a donation to them or purchase merchandise to help support them while we're all staying at home.

Order by Phone or Internet Take-Away

Check to see if your favorite restaruant is open for outdoor and/or indoor dining...

The Hanover Chamber put together this list of Curbside Restaurants:

I would also add:
Exit Ate-closed until further notice. Dang.
Inn at Weathersfield
Springfield Diner
Villagers Ice Cream

Food Assistance

Ascutney Union Church Food Cupboard in Ascutney 5243 Route 5 Saturdays 9-10 a.m. call 802-674-2484. 

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville. The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 2-4 p.m. WFS is located in the 1879 Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. Donations of non-perishable food are always welcomed and may be dropped off at the facility during open hours or placed in the collection box at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information, call 802-263-5584 or email 

Hartland Food shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m.
Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf in Reading. Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. Stone School 3456 Tyson Rd, Reading.

We'll get through this together. We're all connected.

Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an Upper Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to attend concerts and local events in and around Weathersfield and the Upper Valley.

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