Weathersfield Weekly Blog, November 22, 2021 edition

Lunar Eclipse Nov. 19, 2021
Weathersfield, VT 4:30 a.m.

A deep partial lunar eclipse darkened the moon for much of the globe on November 19, 2021 (overnight on November 18 for North America). Most locations saw up to 97% of the moon slip into Earth’s shadow. North America had the best location to see the entirety of the eclipse. 

This was an exceptionally deep partial eclipse with an umbral eclipse magnitude of 0.9742. In other words, 97% of the moon was covered by Earth’s dark umbral shadow. With a just thin sliver of the moon exposed to direct sun at maximum eclipse, the rest of the moon took on the characteristically ruddy colors of a total lunar eclipse.

This is the second lunar eclipse of 2021, the other was in May 2021.


News You Can Use 

Weathersfield Food Shelf Announces Holiday Hours

During the holiday season, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will be open:

Tuesday November 23 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday December 9 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Tuesday December 21 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Food Shelf will be closed November 26 (Thanksgiving) and December 23
 Beginning Thursday, January 13, the regular opening schedule of 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month will resume. 

The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located in the 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. 

The Food Shelf has lots of good food to offer! Donations are gladly accepted.



Vermont reports highest hospitalizations of Delta surge

VT DIGGER reports
The Vermont Department of Health reported 461 new Covid-19 cases Friday, lowering the seven-day case average to 345 cases per day. It also disclosed one new death.

Cases have gradually descended from a one-day record peak of 595 on Nov. 10 but remain far higher than the average prior to that peak.

The state also reported 62 patients hospitalized for the virus, the highest number of Covid-19 patients in Vermont hospitals since February, when a record was set with 65 coronavirus patients. It represents a steady uptick from 58 people hospitalized as of two days ago, and 44 hospitalized as of Nov. 13. Fifteen patients are in intensive care units.








Twenty-five people have died from Covid-19 so far in November, putting the month on track to have slightly fewer deaths than the 46 reported in October. In total, 401 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic.

What do we know about breakthrough cases?

The Department of Health on Friday reported two weeks’ worth of new data on breakthrough cases, which are new infections among vaccinated people.

The report lists 1,675 new breakthrough cases as well as 39 new hospitalizations and 13 new deaths among vaccinated people.

Several categories of data that are routinely included in the biweekly report were not published, limiting the analysis that VTDigger typically conducts on breakthrough data. A note on the health department website attributes the change to the state’s newly limited contact tracing efforts this week.






The Vermont Health Department has posted the following :
  • ISOLATE at home away from other people  
  • How to Isolate: CLICK HERE
  • begin reaching out to close contacts immediately
  • How to Notify Your Close Contact: CLICK HERE 
The Health Department will prioritize contact tracing to people at higher risk. You may not receive a phone call from a contact tracer, but you still need to stay home and away from others, and follow the steps below to stop further spread.

If you are POSITIVE WITH SYMPTONS


If you are POSITIVE WITH NO SYMPTONS



Tips For Thanksgiving Travel

Have “the talk,” before you go
Find out whether people will be fully vaccinated, or if extra precautions need to be taken for anyone at higher risk, such as wearing a mask when you’re not eating. The more people who are vaccinated around your table, the safer everyone will be.

Keep it small. The more people and households, the higher the chance that someone could have the virus and expose other people. Even people you trust the most can have the virus and not know it.

Get tested 
Testing before you gather is a great way to protect everyone.

RT-PCR Tests are FREE from the Health Department
Schedule your free PCR test no later than Monday, Nov. 22, to make sure results arrive in time.

In Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits
You can get extra reassurance with a rapid test, closer to the gathering. At-home tests you can buy at a pharmacy are a good tool for this, if you have access to them. They typically come in boxes of two, so if you use them, we recommend using one Tuesday or Wednesday and the other on Thanksgiving Day — to make sure your negative result is accurate.

STAY HOME IF EVEN A LITTLE SICK
If you have symptoms, even mild ones, please make the hard, but right, choice to skip the dinner and stay home.


Get tested 5-7 days after the holiday gathering, even if you’re fully vaccinated and even if you don’t have any symptoms.


Vermont Drops Restrictions on Boosters-Anyone 18+ Can Now Get One

Vermont has dropped its Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 booster restrictions to implement a “universal booster program,” Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday.

Now any adult can get a booster if they received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, or if they received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago. The state plans to simplify the online registration process, Scott said in a press release, and walk-ins are also welcome at state-run vaccination sites.

“At this point, we need to shift to getting everyone boosted to help reduce the disruption of higher cases and minimize transmission to at-risk Vermonters, particularly through the winter months,” Scott said in the release.

The booster protocols for Vermonters who received the J&J vaccine remain unchanged. Since late October, those have been available to all vaccinated adults more than two months out from their initial dose.

The state’s written guidelines had more tightly restricted boosters for anyone who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. (However, not all booster sites screened against the requirements, and at a press conference earlier this month, Scott had said the “vast majority of people are eligible if you read the number of qualifications, so I would say if you want one, you could get one.”)

About half of Vermonters 65 and older have already received a booster dose. While case numbers have recently climbed to new heights among the population writ large — a 16% rise in the past week — they’ve declined by 2% among that older age group, state officials said on Tuesday.

“We want to be clear: Everyone over age 18 should get a booster as soon as possible,” Scott said in the press release. “This will be the most important step you can take to help us get through this winter flu season and continue moving forward from pandemic to endemic.”.


Vermont State Police investigates domestic altercation in Weathersfield

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

WEATHERSFIELD, Vermont (Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021) — Members of the Vermont State Police are investigating an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2021, in the town of Weathersfield.

The Weathersfield Police Department received a 911 call at about 3:15 p.m. reporting that a domestic altercation had occurred at a home on Melody Lane in Weathersfield. First responders located one adult man deceased at the scene. A second adult man was located in the home with serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. He was reported in critical but stable condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Vermont State Police were able to provide the following update about a stabbing that occurred Wednesday in Weathersfield in which one person died and a second was injured.

The deceased man is identified as Daniel Murray, 29, of Springfield. Investigators learned that Daniel was experiencing a mental-health crisis and had gone to visit his mother and stepfather at their home on Melody Lane in Weathersfield. Daniel’s stepfather, 68-year-old Donald Brochu, was working to help Daniel when Daniel broke a glass-front cabinet and used a piece of glass to harm his stepfather. Donald suffered critical injuries but was able to escape, at which point Daniel used the sharp object to inflict fatal injuries on himself.

Donald is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

The Vermont State Police investigation is in its initial stages and includes members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Search Team, Victim Services Unit, and uniformed troopers from the Field Force Division. In addition, VSP is receiving assistance from police departments in Chester, Springfield and Weathersfield, along with the Ascutney Fire Department and Golden Cross Ambulance, Inc.

T he body of the deceased man will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and no further details are available. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Trooper Tyler Noyes at the Westminster Barracks, 802-722-4600.


Welch launches U.S. Senate campaign
VT Digger is reporting: The long-suspected rumors are true: Vermont’s U.S. Rep. Peter Welch is launching his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

The Democrat announced early Monday that after 14 years in the 435-member House of Representatives, he wants to jump to the more senior chamber, vying for the seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat.

If he prevails, Welch, 74, would represent Vermont in the 100-member Senate alongside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent.

FULL STORY


Concerts and Theatre Shows

Fridays with Rooney and McCaffrey
Seven Stars Arts Center
Sharon, VT November 19, 2021
Jim Rooney

Colin McCaffrey

Jim Rooney and Colin McCaffrey will be hosting concerts, once a month on select Fridays at the Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon, VT

This past Friday they brought Chris Brashear to the Upper Valley.
McCaffrey, Rooney and Brashear

Chris Brashear

More photos of Fridays with Rooney and McCaffrey: CLICK HERE

Vaccine cards and mask wearing we required but no one seemed to mind.


Silent Disco-Family Version
Hosted by Lebanon Opera House
LiveMixKings
Lebanon, NH November 20, 2021

On Saturday evening, Lebanon Opera House hosted two (2) SILENT DISCOS with LiveMixKings: one was for families at 5 pm. and one was for adults at 8 pm.

LiveMixKings had three students spin the tunes for the family silent disco.

It was hard to tell who was having more fun-the adults or the children.


More photos from the Disco: CLICK HERE


Mamma Mia
NCCT at Pentangle Arts
Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock VT November 21, 2021


Those awesome disco women were back in the valley these past two weekends. NCCT (North Country Community Theatre) performed Mamma Mia at the Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock VT.


All those catchy tunes, the costumes, the set, the local talent, I hope you had a ticket.



More photos: CLICK HERE

Next up for NCCT Teens-The Little Mermaid February 25-27, 2022 at Lebanon Opera House




The Shea Theatre
Turners Falls, MA November 21, 2021

Road trip to Turners Falls, MA to see The David Bromberg Quintet. As David Bromberg said before the show- the band was on a mini tour or as he calls it "A Tour-let". Whatever it was, it was great to see this band again. This show had been cancelled twice because of COVID-19 but if finally happened. YES!



Jordon, a gifted guitar player and weaver of words opened the show.


More photos: CLICK HERE


Town of Weathersfield


Weathersfield Police Blotter 

Select Board


Not sure if anyone has noticed, or not, but the minutes posted on the Town website have the Nov. 1, 2021 listed as posted, however the minutes attached to the link provided are minutes from the October 18, 2021 meeting. The November 1 minutes ARE included in the November 15 meeting packet.


All regular meetings are broadcasted live on Comcast channel 1087, VTEL Channel 161, and SAPA.org on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Selectboard Members  
David Fuller Chair  
Mike Todd   Vice Chair
Kelly O'Brien  Clerk
Joseph Jarvis Member
Paul Tillman Member

Select Board Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month 6:30 p.m. 
December 6, 20

Meeting Minutes
November 1 (Not posted at press time Nov. 8 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law)
July 19 (posted on Monday, July 26 at 8:22 a.m. in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law)
July 6  
April 19
April 5February 1

*Vermont Open Meeting Law
Minute posting: Minutes of all public meetings shall be matters of public record, shall be kept by the clerk or secretary of the public body, and shall be available for inspection by any person and for purchase of copies at cost upon request after five calendar days from the date of any meetingMeeting minutes shall be posted no later than five calendar days from the date of the meeting to a website, if one exists, that the public body maintains or has designated as the official website of the body. Except for draft minutes that have been substituted with updated minutes, posted minutes shall not be removed from the website sooner than one year from the date of the meeting for which the minutes were taken.



Weathersfield School

No School November 24, 25, 26-Thanksgiving Break
No School December 23, 2021-January 4, 2022-Holiday Break
No School January 17, 2022
No School February 14-18, 2022 Winter Break
No School April 11-15, 2022 Spring Break
June 14, 2022-Tentative last Day of School


COVID-19 Plan for School Year

The plan for returning students has been posted online for parents to review. LINK




Meetings at 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney

School Board Meeting VIDEOS
Meeting Minutes

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Dr. David Baker, Superintendent Update Welcome Back 



Proof of Vaccination: For students who are vaccine eligible (12 and up), if you have not provided your school nurse with proof of vaccination then please do so as soon as possible. We need to maintain complete student and staff records on vaccinations so that we can determine our percentage and begin to lift restrictions as we approach the 80% rate in each building. 

If you do not provide proof of vaccination, we will have to assume that your child is not vaccinated. The nurses tell me that the easiest way to provide proof is to simply Fax or Scan your card to them. 

We are also requiring that all visitors, including parents, have proof of vaccination if you have to enter for an appointment. Remember, all appointments have to be scheduled ahead of time with the school administrative assistant. If we can accomplish the business virtually, we would prefer that option for now.

School Nurses
Windsor: elizabeth.martens@wsesu.net
Weathersfield: estevens@wsesu.net
Albert Bridge: jchick@wsesu.net
Hartland: annette.jeinnings@wsesu.net

Masks: All persons need to wear a mask when entering the building or riding a bus. Weather permitting, schools will try to be outside with students as much as possible. There are no mask requirements outside as long as we can keep PODS separate and grade level separate.

Remember, masks need to be 2-ply if cloth and must sufficiently cover the nose and mouth. Our children did a great job with this last year. Remember, the mitigation for transmission goes in this order: first, if eligible, get a vaccine; second, stay home if you have symptoms; and third, wear a mask when indoors. Remember, our goal is to stay in person.



Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Time to Turkey Trot for Zack's Place
Nov. 25, 2021 10 a.m.
Woodstock Elementary School, Woodstock VT

Time to register for Zack's Place Turkey Trot. Held on November 25, this run around Woodstock VT is a fundraiser for Zack's Place.

    


Brownsville 2021 Holiday Happenings Dec 4 and Dec 19
Brownsville Community Church & West Windsor Town Hall
Brownsville, Vermont
Saturday, December 4th
Sunday, December 19th

Saturday, December 4th

9:00 – 2:00 Brownsville Christmas Bazaar at Town Hall

(11:00 – 1:00 Luncheon at the Bazaar)

4:00 7th Annual Community Tree Lighting at Town Hall

5:30 Concert of Christmas Music & Carols at Brownsville Community Church

For decades folks have started their Christmas shopping at the famous Brownsville Christmas Bazaar which runs from 9 a.m. until 2:00 at the West Windsor Town Hall. The ladies of the United Methodist Women’s group have, once again, pulled together a fine gathering of artisans and crafters who will be selling their wares at one of the area's first Christmas Bazaars. And, in the morning, shoppers at the Bazaar will enjoy coffee, donuts and Christmas music by West Windsor’s famous fiddler, Adam Boyce.


Busy shoppers can also recharge with a fine lunch starting at 11:00, when the ladies will be offering an array of delicacies including homemade soups, stews, salads and sandwiches as well as freshly baked deserts. Contact Gail Britton at 802-674-6805 for more information on the Vendors. Contact Molly Holleran at 802-289-0351 for information on the Luncheon.


Take a break BUT come back at 4:00 because the Beautification Committee volunteers will be hosting the 7th Annual West Windsor Tree Lighting including caroling, a fire pit and a visit by some very special guests across from Town Hall.

At 5:30, the community will be treated to a concert of Christmas Music and Carols at the Brownsville Community Church. Rev. Christian Huebner has arranged this concert which will feature talented musicians of all ages. There will be organ, brass, piano, voice and possibly more. Composers include Bach, Beethoven and Handel.

Sunday, December 19th

4:30 – 6:00 Live Nativity & Christmas Pageant

On Sunday, December 19 between 4:30 and 6:00, the community will have 3 opportunities to enjoy a narration of the Christmas story complete with Mary, Joseph, angels, wise men, shepherds and more acting in and around the manger at Tribute Park adjacent to the church. The story will be interspersed with beautiful Christmas songs sung by all.

Contact the Brownsville Community Church at bcchurchvt@gmail.com for more information on the concert of Christmas Music and Carols and the Live Nativity.

Admission is free for all the events on December 4th & 19th. A free-will offering will be accepted at the church to help offset costs and COVID guidelines in place at the time will be adhered to. Thank you to the volunteers at Brownsville Community Church and volunteers in our community for making possible these Christmas events for all to enjoy.

The Brownsville Community Church is located on the Brownsville-Hartland Road, between Albert Bridge School and the West Windsor Town Hall. The Church phone number is 802-484-5944, the email address is bcchurchvt@gmail.com and you can visit the Brownsville Community Church at www.brownsvilleumc-vt.org.

ALL ARE WELCOME!


Feeling a little more challenged...Krampus for Vermont Adaptive

Dec. 11, 2021
Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret VT

Race Mozey will be partnering with Vermont Adaptive and presenting the Krampuslauf 50K, 10K, and 5K at Suicide Six ski resort in Pomfret VT on December 11, 2021.

The race will consist of trails throughout the ski resort where there will be a 5 K loop ending at the top of the mountain and runners will take the ski lift back down. 

There will also be a 10K loop which will continue up and down the mountain. 

50K runners will do the 10K loop 5 times. 

Since the weather can be unpredictable this time of year, this event is open to the possibility of straight trail running, micro spikes, or even snow shoes. 

Exact information weather conditions will come out two weeks prior to the race but don't worry, there will be snow shoe rentals on site if needed.

The elevation for each length are:
5K 1200’ of gain
10K 2000’ of gain
50k 10,000’ of gain

All finishers will receive a race medal and all DNF's will receive a birch twig.


Theater


Zack's Place Players present Beauty and the Beatz, Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. The performance is free but donations are accepted. All Welcome.



Music in the Air...

Lebanon Opera House


The Hello Girls Lebanon HS Wet Paint Players December 3-5 SAU 88

Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon Monday, December 13 7:30 p.m. Tickets 
Almost SOLD OUT

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones 2022-Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Tickets

Keystone Revisited 2022 Saturday, April 9 (rescheduled from October 2021) Tickets GA Orchestra and Reserved balcony seats.


COVID-19 Health and Safety rules in effect at LOH:
For entrance to all indoor Lebanon Opera House events, all patrons, staff, and volunteers must show a valid ID and proof of full vaccination – 14 days past their final vaccination shot – or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the event. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy.

Face coverings will be required for everyone, regardless of age or vaccination/testing status, at all times while inside the building per City of Lebanon requirements. Masks will be provided to any guests that request them.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical vaccine card or a photo/scan of your card. We do, however, recommend patrons use the safe and secure Bindle app that’s being adopted by other arts organizations throughout the region. Download “My Bindle” via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Although our general policy is “no refunds/no exchanges” unless the show is cancelled or rescheduled, we acknowledge that the “rules of engagement” are changing and you may be interested in seeking a refund. In those cases you will have options to get a credit for a future show or a refund. Please contact us at boxoffice@lebanonoperahouse.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.


Exercise

Yoga

Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga 

at The Perkinsville Community Church
(while the Center Meeting house furnace gets repaired.)

Indoor Classes are at Perkinsville Community Church-You must Register for each class at least a day ahead by emailing Lisa.
Class sizes limited to 7.

*NEW CLASS* 8:15-9:15 a.m.
6-week Tuesday Morning Class 
November 16-December 21

*NEW TIME* 9:30-10:30 am 
Tuesdays-Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Class

Candlelight Evening Class
Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Lisa's soothing evening class will continue on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.
A minimum of 6 participants are needed to hold class - please register at least one day in advance.

Please use the side door of the Perkinsville Community Church and leave shoes and coats in the entry way or kitchen (or keep them on your mat). There is a bathroom for changing. 

Please bring props and wear a mask when you are not on your mat. 

Upon feedback received and in an effort to maintain our strong community atmosphere and keep yoga a space of comfort and peace with room for everyone to sink into their own bodies and inner wisdom, please refrain from discussing politics, covid-19, and the vaccine in the sacred space where we practice.

Email lisa@withinreachyoga.com to register or with any questions.
COST: $12 drop-in or one punch for those who have purchased punch passes ($60).



Cooking Classes



Saturday, December 11 Pozole Verde (Green Pozole) 5:30pm ET (USA)

This variety of pozole (hearty soup made from hominy, pork and spices) originates in the State of Guerrero, and gets its color from tomatillos, cilantro, parsley, and epazote.

Workshops Online

 

Vermont Online Workshops

Lots of events and movies online. Contact: AARP Vermont Email: vtaarp@aarp.org with questions.




Visit Our Local Restaurants

Exit Ate  Eat In or Take-Away
Greg is making homemade bread and potato chips and they now have a variety of salads for your quarantined BBQs: Potato Salad, Tuna Mac, Italian Pasta, and our delicious Cole Slaw.
Be sure to try some of Greg's Raisin Bread!

Harpoon Beer Garden and Brewery 802-674-5491
336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT 05089

Inn at Weathersfield (802) 263-9217 Reopening on Nov. 24th.
Dine inside or outside Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, call for a reservation 802-263-9217. 1342 VT Route 106 Perkinsville, VT 05151

Bistro Midva Midva is open Wednesday-Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. (Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) Call (802) 299-1553 or visit their FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.
Springfield Diner-seating inside/outside daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Ice cream shop open Thursday-Sunday 1-7 pm. Daily specials.

Villagers Ice Cream Restaurant-CLOSED for the season 



The Hanover Chamber put together this list of Curbside Restaurants: https://www.hanoverchamber.org/upper-valley-restaurants-delivery-curbside-pi

Check to see if your favorite restaurant is open for outdoor and/or indoor dining. Most are requiring reservations so call ahead for their guidelines and business hours.




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.
During the holiday season, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will be open:
Tuesday November 23 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday December 9 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday December 21 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Food Shelf will be closed November 26 (Thanksgiving) and December 23. 
 Beginning Thursday, January 13, the regular opening schedule of 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month will resume. 
 The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located in the 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. The Food Shelf has lots of good food to offer!

Call the Weathersfield Town Office to be refereed to a volunteer, visit the Weathersfield Food Shelf Facebook page and leave a message, email weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com
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 weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com.

Hartland Food Shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m., Saturdays 10 a.m-2 p.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.


COVID-19 in Our Communities

VERMONT FORWARD

GET VACCINATED
GET YOUR BOOSTER
Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community


COVID-19 Boosters Available for Eligible Vermonters

In Vermont, you are now eligible to get a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine if you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J vaccine six months ago or more, and  
  • are age 65 or older, or
  • are age 18 or older with certain medical conditions that put you at high risk of getting severely ill with COVID-19, or 
  • are age 18 or older and are more likely to be exposed to or spread COVID because of where you work, or 
  • are age 18 or older and are Black, Indigenous or a person of color (BIPOC), or 
  • are age 18 or older and live with someone who is BIPOC.
WHERE AND HOW TO GET YOUR BOOSTER SHOT

Getting your booster shot is FREE and easy! Visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine for more information, and to find a location that offers the Pfizer vaccine near you.

To register through the Health Department website:
Visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine
Click the “make an appointment” button.
Log in to your account. Have the information you need to log in ready.
If you are eligible by work or medical conditions, you may need to update your details in the registration system before making an appointment. Go to the Dependent/Household/Client tab and click the UPDATE DETAILS button.
Proceed with making your appointment.

If you have not previously been vaccinated through the state registration system, need assistance or speak a language other than English, call 855-722-7878.

You will not need to show proof that you’re eligible or have to be a Vermont resident, but please bring your vaccination card. You must have an appointment for the vaccine clinic.

Health officials are also reminding Vermonters that it’s time to get your annual flu vaccine, and that there is no waiting period between getting a COVID-19 booster and getting your flu shot.

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, and a booster dose gives your body extra protection. This is especially important as the world continues to face the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters have not yet been authorized by the CDC, and we will keep Vermonters up to date as we await guidance.






Follow the latest vaccination and COVID Risk Maps at




Vermont State Resources and COVID-19 Response Information



Weathersfield has 115 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020. Five new cases since last week.

COVID-19 In Vermont Communities

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/faqs
COVID-19 vaccinations: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine


The best way to make an appointment is through the Health Department’s website: healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine. Or call 855-722-7878 Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There are no state COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for Vermonters or visitors to follow. However, everyone should follow these basic prevention steps:
  • Get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms, may be a close contact, or have taken part in activities that could put you at risk, such as large gatherings
  • Wash your hands regularly

Wearing a mask:
The Health Department currently recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings, because a significant portion of the population remains unvaccinated and the more transmissible Delta variant is spreading.

The need to wear a mask indoors is expected to be temporary, while vaccination levels increase and the Delta variant surge ends. Once that happens, it should be possible to safely reduce, and eventually stop, the use of masks in public indoor settings.

Wearing a mask helps protect you and the people around you from getting or spreading COVID-19. A mask helps contain your respiratory droplets and can keep them from reaching other people. COVID-19 can spread even if a person does not have any symptoms. This is how we reduce spread of the virus and outbreaks in our communities, schools and businesses.

If you are fully vaccinated – it is still possible to get and to spread the virus, but the risk is lower. Wearing a mask in public indoor settings is recommended, but you can also assess whether a mask is needed based on a space’s size, the number of people in it, the amount of time you’ll be there, and case rates in the county and in the community.

We urge everyone to follow the prevention steps to protect yourself and the people around you, especially if:
  • you have a weakened immune system or are around someone who does
  • you have children who can’t yet be vaccinated
  • you’re traveling to a place with high transmission and low vaccination rates



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