Weathersfield Weekly Blog, November 29 edition

Mount Ascutney in the early season Snow

Happenings THIS Weekend

Brownsville Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 4th

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Brownsville Christmas Bazaar at Town Hall
(11 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon at the Bazaar)
4 p.m. 7th Annual Community Tree Lighting at Town Hall
5:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.

Details below in "Things To Do"

Also Happening this weekend...

Holiday Cheer and Sale and Cookie Walk
Ascutney Outdoors
Brownsville, VT 
Dec. 4 noon-4 p.m. and Dec. 5 noon-2 p.m.

Join Ascutney Outdoors for good cheer at the AOC on December 4th noon until 4 p.m. and 5th from noon until 2 p.m. Supporter Passes, gift certificates and a variety of new AO merchandise will be on sale just in time for the holidays.

Sunday Dec. 5
On Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. there will be a special treat: a COOKIE WALK, organized by Erika Stillson and friends. Ms. Stillson’s calling all cookie lovers for what they hope becomes an annual Cookie Walk to benefit Ascutney Outdoors. 

Cookie trail tickets will be available for purchase at the AOC, and then you head out on the Discovery Trail to trade those tickets for cookies. The cookies are made with love by local bakers to bring a little more joy to your holiday season.

Cookies will also be available for purchase at the AOC by the half dozen. There will be a limited number of pre-packed cookie boxes for those who are not able to make the trek around the trails. Boxes will be available in half dozen and one dozen assortments (assortments pre-determined and not customizable).
 More info visit or email

News You Can Use

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Town to Discuss Mask Mandate, Monday Nov. 29
Governor Scott signed a bill authorizing towns to order local mask mandates. The Selectboard will hold a public meeting at Martin Memorial Hall on Monday, November 29th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this topic.

The Town Manager wrote a memo to the Selectboard with information for this meeting that you can find here

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Town Manager: call at 802 674 2626 or email him at

One Town Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19, Town Office was CLOSED, Reopening Monday Nov. 29

Posted on the Town Facebook Page and Website Tuesday 11/23/2021 and updated Friday 11/27/2021:
Several employees in the Town Office were exposed to COVID-19 and 1 tested positive. 
The other exposed employees in the Town Office have tested negative. 
The office will reopen at 8am on Monday, November 29th. 

ICU beds at DHMC Filling Up with COVID-19 Cases

The Valley News is reporting that Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center this week said it was caring for more than 30 patients with active COVID-19 infections and has expanded into an additional critical-care unit to help deal with the caseload.

“This is the highest number of hospitalizations for COVID-19-related illness that we have seen since the onset of the pandemic, and other members of our health system are experiencing a similar surge in pandemic-related activity. The majority of these hospitalized patients are unvaccinated and many are critically ill,” DHMC spokeswoman Cassidy Smith said via email on Wednesday.

She said the Lebanon-based medical center is grouping COVID-19 patients together in the ICU “while at the same time maintaining our ability to treat all other patients seeking our care.

“We are currently exploring the feasibility of expanding our in-facility resources to be able to care for additional patients requiring admission to the hospital. Given the increase in numbers of patients with COVID-19 illness, we have expanded into an additional critical care unit,” she added.


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.



Home COVID-19 Test Kits-How to Use Them
VT Digger-Riley Robinson

A lot of us are thinking about how to celebrate the holidays while feeling a little more Covid-19-safe this year. Testing is one tool for that, and here’s posted by VT Digger a little how-to video on using an at-home rapid test.

Below is a partial transcript of an interview in the video with Dr. Benjamin Lee, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at UVM Medical Center, edited for length and clarity.

Dr. Benjamin Lee: The biggest differences are that more of the at-home tests tend to be what we call antigen tests, so those tests are looking for bits of viral protein. Whereas the state-run tests are typically going to be PCR tests, and PCR tests are looking for tiny little pieces of the genetic code of the virus that can then be amplified.
And that difference means that PCR tests are going to be more sensitive than antigen tests. The PCR tests can detect much lower quantities of virus, so that’s one important difference.

The other important difference is that, with any test, there’s always the risk of operator error.
That being said, most of the available at-home tests are pretty straightforward to use.
Part of the challenge is that everybody has to have a willingness to accept the result.

A positive take-home test should be treated as a true positive. And that would mean isolating for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, or from the positive test results. And letting close contacts know that we’ve had this positive result.

There isn’t any single test result or strategy that’s going to guarantee that there’s no risk for infection. And so I think that it’s important that people recognize that, even with the addition of testing, what we can do is lower the risk, but not eliminate the risk.

More COVID-19 Info. see below
ICYMI Fun Stuff

Lucy Mackenzie Human Society posted on their Facebook page that Erik Smith, owner and driver of the #7 Street Stock Race Car from Perkinsville VT, stopped in for a lovely (and generous!) visit with his family on Saturday. 

During this past race season, he worked with Brittney Zamora's Pit Road Pals - a charity dedicated to the adoption and rescue of pets - to raise funds for Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

Erik and his family adopted Raven and delivered a check plus lots of great cat food and toys when they visited this past weekend. 

Well done Erik!
Visit Lucy Mac's Facebook Page for more info. and adorable photo.

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport-Open to 6th Graders too!

Ski Vermont’s 5th Grade Passport provides 5th graders access to more than 90 days of skiing at participating ski areas. This year due to COVID, 6th graders are also invited to join the program this year. 
Alpine AND Cross Country Ski Areas participate in this pass.
The Fifth Grade Passport is only $20.00!
Information on Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Meet Big Bessie

Weathersfield School Names State Plow "Big Bessie"

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) invited Vermont elementary schools to name the State’s big orange snowplows. 

“Many of us saw the news coverage that went viral last year about the tradition in Scotland of naming their snowplows. While keeping Vermont’s roads safe for winter travel is serious business, naming the plows sounded like fun,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn. “We hope that Vermonters will support this opportunity for children throughout our state to see the name they created on a snowplow that is maintaining Vermont’s highways.”  The fleet has 250 full-size plows, and the Agency will aim to match every participating school with a truck.

Weathersfield School named our  local AOT snowplow, Big Bessie. The plow visited the students and students had the chance to hear about the snowplow and how it helps us get to school safely. The students were excited to know that our snowplow will be used on Route 131 as well as part of Route 5, so students will see Big Bessie around school. 

 Here is a link to the WCAX news story and you can see their picture at 1:17. 

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 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 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

Picture Retake Day will be on December 10th

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

COVID-19 Plan for School Year

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

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
Albert Bridge:

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 

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 a.m.-2 p.m. Brownsville Christmas Bazaar at Town Hall
(11 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon at the Bazaar)
4 p.m. 7th Annual Community Tree Lighting at Town Hall
5:30 p.m. Concert of Christmas Music & Carols at Brownsville Community Church

It's a tradition in these parts- the famous Brownsville Christmas Bazaar which runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the West Windsor Town Hall. 

Lots of artisans and crafters 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 a.m., 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 p.m. 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 p.m., 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 p.m.-6 p.m. 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 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 and you can visit the Brownsville Community Church at


Woodstock's Wassail Weekend is Back
December 10-12, 2021

Wassail Scavenger Hunt — Find all 14 letters and spell the secret words!
Information at the Town Smiler

Gingerbread Contest Winners Announced
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.-Free Shuttle - Please Park at Woodstock Union High School
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.-Carriage Rides Around Woodstock / People’s United Bank / Suggested Donation $10
10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum
10 a.m.-1 p.m.-Drop-In Ornament Making - Artistree
11 a.m.-ELF (Movie) in the Grange Theatre - Artistree
12 & 1p.m.-A Child's Christmas in Wales by Ham Gillett Reading at Norman Williams Public Library

2 p.m. 36th Annual Wassail Parade Coordinated by High Horses Therapeutic Riding and the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce

3 p.m.-Yule Log and Memory Tree Lighting, Caroling on The Green
3 p.m.-Christmas Carole’s & Stories - Congregational Church
4 p.m.-ELF (Movie) in the Grange Theatre - Artistree
4 p.m.-Lighting of the Luminaries - Woodstock Rotary 400 Luminaries on The Green
7:30 p.m.-Holiday Cabaret - (Musical Performance) Presented by Barnarts at Artistree’s HayLoft
7:30-9 p.m.- Whiffenpoofs - (Musical Performance) Pentangle Arts at Town Hall Theatre
More info visit: Woodstock Signature Events

Are you a horse owner who would like to participate in the parade?
Currier and Ives costumes and 19th Century Victorian Seasonal Attire are strongly encouraged. Parade participants will be judged and ribbons will be awarded for the following categories: Best Individual Costume, Best Group, Best Horse Drawn Vehicle, Most Seasonally Attired, Most Historic, Best
Junior Entry, and the Judges Award.

Please visit for details and parade registration information!

Feeling like taking on a challenge...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.

Holiday Village at Artisan’s Park, Windsor VT
Dec. 13 noon-3 p.m.

Sunday, December 12th from noon-3 p.m. Artisan's park in Windsor VT is hosting a Holiday Village 
Sip, shop, and check some names off your holiday shopping list with local vendors including Laura White PotteryBlake Hill PreservesRiver Run Soap, and more! Enjoy food and beverages available for purchase – including a hot coca bar by Moco Hot Chocolate. Ice cold Harpoon beers, warm pretzels, and rumor has it Santa will be in town!


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.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Northern Stage Bryne Theater
WRJ VT December 8, 2021-January 2, 2022

Northern Stage returns indoors to the Byrne Theater for a student production this holiday season with C.S. Lewis’ fantastical journey, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, December 8 through January 2. 
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the Story by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will be professionally produced and performed by Northern Stage’s student actors.

The story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe centers around the White Witch, who has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter a land of talking animals and ferocious monsters. With the help of Aslan, the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.

One of the greatest stories of courage and resilience ever written, Northern Stage’s production of C.S. Lewis’ epic tale will be a highly theatrical and actor-driven adventure. Marking Northern Stage’s return to the Byrne Theater for the first time since October 2020, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on Northern Stage’s talented young performers, while bringing us all together for the holidays.

More info visit Northern Stage

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 

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 and we’ll be happy to assist you.



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 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: 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:

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:
Thursday December 9 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tuesday December 21 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Food Shelf will be closed 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
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., 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

Why Get Vaccinated?
Well...Check out these stats

Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

COVID-19 Boosters Available for Vermonters 18+
You should get a booster if you are 18 or older and you received:
your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago or
your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago


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

To register through the Health Department website:
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 123 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020. 
Eight (8) new cases since last week.

Vaccination rate in Weathersfield as of Nov. 18

COVID-19 In Vermont Communities

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:
COVID-19 vaccinations:

The best way to make an appointment is through the Health Department’s website: 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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