NOTICE FROM THE CITY MANAGER
March 13, 2020
The City is monitoring the development of the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, Vergennes is reviewing information from the Vermont Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vermont Emergency Management (VEM).
Effective March 16, 2020, the City of Vergennes will limit activities and meetings at the City Office to essential municipal operations only. The Council, Planning Commission, Developmental Review Board and Recreation Committee will continue to meet as scheduled until further notice or action is required. Non-essential activities and meetings will not be allowed at the City Office until further notice.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 i.e. fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please DO NOT come into the City Office. Contact the City Office at 877-3637 or email@example.com to assist in transacting your City business.
Dog licenses are due April 1, 2020. Consider obtaining your license by mail instead of coming into the City Office. Rabies certificates can be emailed by your veterinarian to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please monitor the City’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/VergennesVt or website www.vergennes.org for the most up to date information regarding the operations of municipal government and events.
For the most up to date information about COVID-19 go to the State of Vermont Department of Health website www.healthvermont.gov/covid19 or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website www.cdc.gov/covid19
If you cannot find the answers to your questions on these websites, contact 211.
Everyday Preventive Measures
Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Much is still unknown about how the virus spreads. Take these everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.