Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 7 edition

It's That Time of Year
Maple Sugar Open House Weekends in Vermont
Mark your calendars for March 19-20 & 26-27.
Check back for more details

News You Can Use
ICYMI (In case You Missed It)

A stroke before birth is just the start of this Vermont Paralympian’s story

Kevin O'Connor reporting for VT Digger

Spencer Wood still remembers how he felt when his parents sat him down in fourth grade and revealed he had a stroke in the womb.

“It was emotional, but it wasn’t a ‘Why Me?’ kind of attitude,” the now 25-year-old Vermonter said. “It was, ‘Wow, it just helps explain a lot.’”

Growing up in Pittsfield, Wood considered himself to be no different from any other boy. But by the time he was a catcher for a Mighty Mites baseball team, he inexplicably flailed his hand every time a pitch sped his way.

“It felt good to have an answer,” Wood said of learning about the stroke that impaired the muscles and movement on the right side of his body. “But even when I did know, I never once used it as an excuse to not do something. I still tried everything.”

That’s why, after sampling baseball, soccer and lacrosse, Wood turned to skiing and became so talented, he’s now in Beijing, China, as the sole Vermont athlete at the 2022 Paralympics.

Head-on crash in Chester kills 2, including toddler Wednesday

An 80-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl were killed Wednesday night in a head-on crash in Chester.

A minivan driven by Janice Bergeron, 80, of Rockingham crossed into opposing traffic on Route 103 at about 8:45 p.m., crashing into a Toyota Camry driven by Heather Morse, 24, of Springfield, according to Chester police.

Bergeron was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where she later died.

Morse’s daughter was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. Morse suffered “significant, but non-life-threatening injuries,” and was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, according to a Chester police press release. The Camry’s other passenger, Michael McIver, suffered minor injuries.

Before the crash, Chester police said that the nearby Springfield Police Department had “received a report of a blue van, operating erratically and without headlights on,” thought to be Bergeron’s vehicle.

Authorities from Springfield, Weathersfield and Ludlow joined Vermont State Police in helping Chester first responders at the crash, which closed the state highway near Peck Road for four hours.

Police said the crash investigation is continuing.

Interstate 91 Accident Saturday

On 03/05/2022 at approximately 1654 hours, Vermont State Police received a report of a single car motor vehicle crash on Interstate 91 southbound at mile marker 46, in the town of Weathersfield.

Ascutney Fire Department arrived on scene first and notified responding Troopers both occupants of the vehicle had been ejected and were seriously injured. 

While speaking with the operator, Orion Pfenning, Troopers observed indicators of impairment. Both Orion and the passenger, Destiny Demers, 22 of Springfield, were flown via DHART to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. 

Troopers responded to DHMC and processed Pfenning for DUI – Drugs. He was issued a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division on 05/17/2022 at 1300 hours. The crash investigation is ongoing at this time.

Vermont drops indoor, school masking guidance in 2 weeks

Erin Petenko reporting for VT Digger

The Vermont Department of Health will no longer recommend public indoor masking for all Vermonters as of March 14, officials said at a press conference Thursday.

“As our statewide hospitalization rate is low, and hospitals are no longer facing the Covid-related strains of the recent surge, we’re ready to plan for the next step,” state epidemiologist Dr. Patsy Kelso said. That includes abandoning mask guidance in all K-12 schools, an expansion of the Feb. 28 guidance that said schools should drop mandates if 80% or more of their students were vaccinated against Covid-19, Education Secretary Dan French said.

The loosening guidance applies to all Vermonters, but Kelso said “the decision to wear masks will be up to each person based on their own circumstances.”

Ben Truman, a spokesperson for the health department, said via email that people at higher risk may want to take additional precautions, such as wearing a mask or having rapid Covid tests on hand. “These are not separate recommendations, but decisions that are up to the individual,” he wrote.

New taxi service starting in Springfield

By Bill Lockwood THE SHOPPER
Springfield is about to have taxi service again.
First-time small business owners David and Kathleen Holton have come forward to replace the vital service that was ended by the recent sudden death of Kim Rhodes. His taxi service provided rides for many, especially elderly, residents of Springfield. Many had come to depend on him for rides to medical appointments, for groceries, for access to the Laundromat, and many other things for the past 23 years.
“Kim was essential, and the community came to realize that when he passed,” Kathleen said.

The Holtons feel proud to be starting their own business. The company expects to be fully operational by the first of March when residents can once again use 802-885-6990 to call a cab.


Ascutney Outdoors expansion proposed

By PATRICK O’GRADY-Valley News Correspondent

As Ascutney Outdoors wraps up its fourth winter season at the small-community owned skiing and tubing area, two new proposals aimed at attracting more outdoor enthusiasts to the areas for both winter and summer activities are under review.

Ascutney Lofts owners Mark Morse and Yulia Moskvina are proposing to build six, small cabin-style houses along Route 44 next to the post office that would be rented to out-of-town visitors

A public hearing on the proposal will be held by the West Windsor Development Review Board on Tuesday beginning with a site visit at 5:45 to the property and continuing in Story Memorial Hall at 6:30.

The Ascutney Trails Association, a sister group to Ascutney Outdoors that maintains about 40 miles of biking trails in the town forest, has received local approval to build three “flow trails” and a bike skills park. The application is now being reviewed for an Act 250 permit, ATA President Erik Schutz said.

Windsor seniors go out on top as D-III girls hoop champs

By BENJAMIN ROSENBERG Valley News Staff Writer

Wearing opponents down has been the Windsor High girls basketball team’s modus operandi all season long.

So when the top-seeded Yellowjackets found themselves down by down by nine in the second quarter of Saturday night’s VPA Division III state title game against No. 3 seed Lake Region, panicking was the furthest thing from their minds.

The Yellowjackets doubled up the Rangers in the second half for a 37-30 victory at Barre Auditorium, bringing home their first state championship since 2018.

After halftime, Windsor (21-2) got back to doing what it does best — getting the ball down low on offense and applying pressure in the frontcourt on defense.


Weathersfield Town Meeting Results

More Than 30,000 Vermont Households Join Sanders Statewide Telephone Town Meeting

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Wednesday evening held a statewide telephone town meeting to hear directly from Vermonters about the challenges they are facing and how the federal government can address the issues that matter most to them. Dr. Tim Lahey, an infectious disease physician at the UVM Medical Center, also joined the discussion to answer questions about the current state of COVID-19 in Vermont.

More than 30,000 Vermont households tuned into the town meeting, and over 700 Vermonters submitted questions before and throughout the call. During the town meeting, many Vermonters from across the state asked Sanders their questions live, including from Canaan, Windham, Moretown, East Fairfield, Colchester, Springfield, Pawlet, Weathersfield, Shelburne, South Burlington, Montpelier, and Bondville.

The full audio recording from the event can be found HERE

Vermont voters expand the map of towns where cannabis retail will be allowed

Fred Thys reporting for VT Digger

In Town Meeting Day votes on Tuesday, Vermonters greatly expanded the number of towns where retail sales of cannabis will be permitted to anyone 21 and older.

“It’s a very important moment for Vermont,” said James Pepper, chair of the Vermont Cannabis Control Board. “We want Vermonters to be able to access this product close to their home as opposed to having these cannabis deserts around Vermont.” While several smaller towns said no, Tuesday’s vote greatly reduced the distances between towns that have decided to allow cannabis retail in their future.

Essex, the second-largest community in Vermont and the biggest to hold a cannabis-related vote Tuesday, approved the sale of recreational cannabis by a wide margin, 3,589-2,473.

Among more than 40 communities who considered retail cannabis on Tuesday, at least 25 said yes, according to a tally by VTDigger. Among the other larger communities that said yes were Barre (767-463), Bristol (513-264), Hartford (1,152-748), Manchester (591-355), Milton (1,060-895) and Springfield (715-632).

Other towns that voted to pass the proposals included: Bolton (114-63), Derby (200-165), Fair Haven (285-230), Fayston (129-78), Ferrisburgh (294-172), Grand Isle (316-223), Marlboro (201-94), Moretown (326-207), Pittsford (323-313), Poultney (298-258), Proctor (125-102), Putney (384-263), Rockingham (318-187), Wallingford (269-228), Waitsfield (297-160) and Wilmington (173-85).


Concert Report
Get Out and Support LIVE Music

Bella White
Billsville House Concerts at the Coffee Bar
Bennington, VT March 5, 2022

Last weekend we visited a new music venue in Bennington,Vermont. And this past weekend we returned for another show there.

This performance was from up and coming singer songwriter Bella White. Bella hails from Calgary and her musical influence came from her father, a Virginia native who played in multiple bluegrass bands during Bell's childhood.

She spent a little time in Boston but now resides in Nashville. 

She released
 her first album Just Like Leaving a few years ago and is getting ready to release a new album.

More photos: CLICK HERE

More videos: CLICK HERE

Next up for Billsville at The Coffee Bar
Mary Elaine Jenkins, Saturday, April 2 at 8 PM

Check her out in this video from Billsville last May

TICKETS on sale now

Billsville Playlist View more videos from previous Billsville shows.

Town of Weathersfield

Weathersfield Police Blotter 

Select Board

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

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

Select Board Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month 6:30 p.m. 
March 21

*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

Spring Sports

Please register by March 18 so the school can get an adequate participation count. As a reminder, it is a UVRA Rule that all athletes must register to play at their home school FIRST. Athletes are only released if proper numbers are not hit but only after they have registered at Weathersfield. 

Athlete Registration:
Coach Registration:

The school would like to offer k-8 softball & baseball as well as 5-8 track & field. All of this is determined and based on our participation numbers. 

Any questions, please reach out to

School Board News
Welcome to the newest board member Nichole Gagnon. Thanks go out to outgoing board member Kristen Bruso for her service to our school community.

From Principal Brian's Newsletter
It has been a great week at Weathersfield School as we are starting to allow students to have more opportunities during the school day.

Eighth grade students started eating lunch in the cafeteria on Monday and it was great to see them have some sense of “normal” during the day. 

Seventh grade will start this Monday as we will slowly integrate other students into the cafeteria too. 

Students can use the lockers to keep snow clothes in, so that they do not have to travel back and forth with them daily. 

In 6th grade, students participated in the science of baking with a chocolate chip cookie contest. Students were divided into teams and came up with a recipe to see who had the best chocolate chip cookies. Students learned about the effects that different ingredients could have and how to adjust them for a better cookie. It was great to see the excitement in the students’ eyes and hear how they did.  

We will have another vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 12th from 10:30-1:00 PM. Remember that this is open to everyone and you do not need to be a resident of Weathersfield or have a student that attends our school, so share with anyone that could be interested. 

Just a reminder that next Friday, March 11th there is no school for students. It is a staff development day. We will resume school on Monday, March 14th. 

No School March 11, 2022
Early Release Day March 25, 2022
Early Release March 31, April 1, 2022
No School April 11-15, 2022 Spring Break
Early Release Day May 27, 2022
No School May 30, 2022
June 14, 2022-Tentative last Day of School

Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

Weathersfield School Board will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.
March 8 Agenda
April 12
May 10
June 14

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney

School Board Meeting VIDEOS
Meeting Minutes
February 11 Special Meeting  (Not posted at press time February 21 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
February 8  video link  (Now posted, not posted at press time February 14 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
January 11

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Dr. David Baker, Superintendent Update March 4, 2022

Weathersfield Proctor Library
Route 5 (5181 US-5 Ascutney VT 05030)

Drop in Scrabble
Mondays at 1 p.m.
Please call Maureen Bogosian for details @ 603-252-0936

AARP Tax Aide Returns to Proctor Library

The Weathersfield Proctor Library announced that they will be hosting the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assistance on Tuesdays at the library at
 5181 Route 5 Ascutney, Vermont.
Please call 802-875-2418 to make your appointment.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Deep Meadow Farm Open Enrollment for their Farm Direct Program

Are you looking for a CSA that works for your schedule and preferences?
Deep Meadow Farm, in Ascutney VT, now has open enrollment for their “Farm Direct” program until May 1st.
They offer:
  • A full season of vegetables, plants, honey and additional items
  • Pickups all week from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm. May-October.
  • No limits or minimums on items chosen
  • Complete customer choice on items
  • Additional pickup sites at farmers markets
  • Weekly discounts at our Farm-Stand
  • Tiered pricing for all levels
Their farm-stand will be open on the weekends beginning Mothers Day weekend, until Memorial Day weekend, when we will begin our regular hours Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

All produce offered is certified organic and grown on the farm. Enjoy amazing fresh produce in season. For more information or to enroll, visit

Music and Laughter in the Air...

Lebanon Opera House

All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

St. Paul and The Broken Bones-Saturday, March 12  Tickets

Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart-Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Tickets

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

Jake Shimabukuro-Friday, April 15 Tickets

Bob Marley (comedian)-Friday, May 13 Tickets

"If I Could Ride" (film premiere) Sunday, May 15 Noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are FREE but a reservation is required. Donations to Helping Hooves accepted at the door. 

If I Could Ride is based on the book of the same name by local author Don Miller. This heartwarming tale–filmed in Upper Valley locations including Plainfield, Windsor, South Woodstock, and North Hartland–follows two teenagers: Jodie, a girl with physical disabilities whose family struggles, and Bridgett, a girl whose family lives a very lavish lifestyle. Witness how fate unites two seemingly different young girls to prove the existence of true friendship through physical and emotional trials. A family-friendly movie suitable for all ages!

If I Could Ride is donating all proceeds from the film screening to Helping Hooves at Willow Brook Farm in Plainfield, NH, which offers Equine-Facilitated Mental Health counseling services to children and teens.

A suggested $10 donation per ticket is requested at the theater entrance. Checks are payable to Willow Brook Farm/Helping Hooves. We appreciate your support in this effort!

Opera North's "Carnevale" July 8, 9, 10 at the Blow Me Down Farm in Cornish , NH Tickets

Masks, music, and high-flying aerialists join in a fantasy of familiar stories, slapstick humor and gorgeous voices as professional circus artists join forces with Opera North under the big top at Blow-Me-Down Farm. Daring arias and acrobats evoking carnival in Venice make this always surprising summer event the signature of Opera North. A perfect family summer experience.

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

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.

Candlelit Gentle Flow Mondays
Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm
March 7,14, 21, 28 for $40 pre-paid
~Perkinsville Church~

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Tuesdays
Tuesday Options: 8:15-9:15am OR 9:30-10:30am
March 8, 15, 22, 29 for $50 pre-paid
~Perkinsville Church~

Yoga at Perkinsville Community Church

Monthly yoga class series are being held in-person at the Perkinsville Community Church, 5 Church Street, Perkinsville VT (the greater Springfield/Ascutney/Okemo area). 

Walk-ins can register up to 24hrs ahead by emailing Lisa and are available on a first-come, first served basis (classes fill early!). 

Please arrive 5 minutes early with your own props and mats. Covid guidelines are being upheld with distancing and masks required anytime you're off your mat. An air purifier runs during class. Please do not attend if you feel sick.

LiveStream is CRC’s newest way to connect you with your rivers through an online series of discussions with CRC staff members and partners. Episodes are hosted via Zoom and occur on selected Wednesdays from Noon-1pm. Recordings of each episode may be found here within 24 hours of the live broadcast.

To view upcoming LiveStream episodes, view our Events Calendar. Register for each episode to receive meeting information, resources and a link to the recording.

Recordings of past episodes are available on our LiveStream playlist and by clicking on the image under each past episode title.

March 16 at 7pm
Ichthyological Speed Dating: Learning to love your migratory fish
Hosted by the Springfield Naturalist Club at the Springfield Museums, MA

March 22 - SAVE THE DATE!
Groundwater ~ Making the invisible visible
Join CRC and partners in Connecticut for an event to honor World Water Day.

March 28 at 7pm
River Steward Rendezvous with Andrea: MA River Issues Roundup

Cooking Classes

Saturday, March 19 - 5:30 PM EDT
- $ 15.00

Sunday, March 27 - 10:30 AM EDT
Mercado de Mariscos Parada #1:
Coctel de Camarón y Pescaditos
Seafood Market Stop #1:
Shrimp Cocktail and “Pescaditos”
- $ 15.00

Saturday, April 2 - 5:30 PM EDT
Chile Ancho Relleno Para Cuaresma
Vegetarian Stuffed Ancho Pepper
- $ 15.00

Sunday, April 10 - 10:30 AM EDT
Mercado de Mariscos Parada #2:
Consomé de Camarón
y Tostadas de Camarón
Seafood Market Stop #2:
Shrimp Broth and Shrimp Tostadas
- $ 15.00

Saturday, April 30 - 5:30 PM EDT
Visita a la Taquería Parada #3:
Alambre de Pollo y Volcanes
Virtual Taco Tour Stop #3:
Chicken with Vegetables
and “Volcanoes”
- $ 15.00

Workshops Online


Vermont Online Workshops

Lots of events and movies online. Contact: AARP Vermont Email: with questions.

Visit Our Local Restaurants

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.

Exit Ate  Eat In or Take-Away Has Been SOLD
Greg will be cooking until December 31st. 

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

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

Call (802) 263-9217 to reserve your spot

Spanish Dinner March 26

The dinner events start at 6 pm with aperitifs followed by dinner at 6:45 pm. 
For aperitifs, you can choose to sit in the great room by the fire or at your table. Instead of a long table, they sit you with your guests at your own table or if attending alone, they sit you with other guests. If you have dietary issues (gluten free or don't eat red meat), please give them a call and they'll see if they're able to accommodate your needs.

If you're traveling to the area, make it a weekend adventure with their Wine Weekend Package with Friday's dinner included along with all taxes and gratuities. 

If you go, The Inn at Weathersfield requires proof of full COVID vaccination to dine or lodge. Proof of vaccination may be a paper copy of the CDC-issued card or a photo of the card. This applies to children 12 years and older.
Please be sure that every member of the party comes prepared to show this with identification as any guest without proof will not be allowed to dine or stay.
And bring along your mask for when you are away from your table, moving about the inn.

Outer Limits Brewing (802)-287-6100
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays;  Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays noon-8 p.m. with LIVE MUSIC; Sundays noon-6 p.m..
60 Village Green, Proctorsville, VT 05153 

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.

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.

Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

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.

COVID-19 Boosters Available for Vermonters 12+

You should get a booster if you are 12 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.

Cases in Vermont

Vermont Current Cases Dashboard
(Click on the graph to be taken to the web page. Use the arrows at the bottom of the screen on the web page to scroll through the graphs.) 
Cases are dropping in Vermont.
Cases by Town in Vermont
Weathersfield has 262 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020. Four (4) new cases since last week, reported on 3/2/2022

March 2, 2022 Slideshow The state’s modeling, visit

Vermont State Resources and COVID-19 Response Information

COVID-19 In Vermont Communities

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

Keep gatherings safe

Vermont data shows COVID-19 is often spreading when people get together with friends and family, dinners, parties or other social activities and events. It’s important to think about how to gather safely right now. This can reduce the potential for further spread of the virus, especially to those at higher risk of COVID-19. 
Here are some ways to keep gatherings safer:
  • Stay outdoors when you can.
  • Keep groups small.
  • If you’re indoors, wear a mask in public settings or around people who may be at higher risk.
  • Avoid crowded spaces.
  • If you have symptoms, even mild ones, stay home.
  • Consider getting tested before and after an event, especially if it includes older adults or those with significant underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

The Vermont Health Department revised their guidelines on December 30, 2021

If you test POSITIVE (PCR, LAMP or ANTIGEN) Regardless of Vaccination Status:

Stay home and 
isolate for 5 days
You can leave your home on day 5 if: 
  • You never had symptoms, or your symptoms have improved and you feel better
  • AND you have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers
  • AND you wear a mask around others through day 10.
  • AND, when possible, it is recommended that you have two negative antigen tests performed at least 24 hours apart beginning no earlier than day 4
Health Care workers have different guidelines.

Notify your close contacts that you have tested positive.

If you do an at-home test REPORT your Test result.

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.


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