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In Vermont, our families, schools, businesses, first responders and countless other groups have made changes to respond to COVID-19. Together our efforts make a difference in our case numbers and in our communities. See detailed guidance on the pages below.

There are many options to support your fellow Vermonters, from donating blood and sewing face masks to getting groceries for a neighbor. If you need some extra help, please reach out and see what’s available. Many of us need extra resources during this unusual time.

Resources for food and other necessities

Housing - call Economic Services at 1-800-479-6151 Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m or Friday 8:00 a.m to 4:15 p.m. For help outside of these times, call 2-1-1.

Food resources - see Farmers to Families Food Box Program or contact Vermont Food BankHunger Free Vermont, or 3SquaresVT.

Formula, diapers or other baby necessities - call 2-1-1 to connect with Help Me Grow-VT.

Food and breastfeeding support for income-eligible pregnant and postpartum individuals and infants and children up to 5 years, contact WIC.

Ways to volunteer

People with medical or other health care, mental health or other clinical experience, health care administrative experience (translators, medical data entry), or who have experience working with displaced people can volunteer with Vermont's Medical Reserve Corps.
Learn how to join the Medical Reserve Corps

People with other needed skills (for example, drivers, food service, construction, IT, security, skilled trades, etc.) can sign up with the State of Vermont and help in communities across the state.
Register to volunteer

The need for blood is constant and contributions from our community are important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.
Visit the American Red Cross of Northern New England to learn how to safely donate blood

The Red Cross is looking for people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 and may be able to donate plasma. If you are fully recovered from a COVID-19 diagnosis that was confirmed by a lab test and would like to donate your plasma, fill out this form

Many local food banks and other community organizations are in need of support and donations of supplies.

Support your local Food Bank. Donate online or text GIVEHEALTH to 85511. If you need help getting food, contact the Vermont Food Bank (link is external).

You can look for ways to help your neighbors, especially older adults and at-risk people who need to stay home as much as possible. Offer to go shopping for them or keep them company by phone. When volunteering please follow neighborly best practices.

In This Section

Find guidance for the health care community, including health alerts and resources for protecting patients and health care workers in different settings.

FInd prevention advice and resources for your family, including people who are pregnant and breastfeeding.

Find guidance on managing COVID-19 risk for Vermont PreK-12 schools.

Child care programs are open, following health guidelines. Find resources to help support the health and wellness of children and their families.

Vermont colleges and universities are working with state and community partners to ensure a safe environment. Here are resources to help you understand what is happening and guide you in responding to COVID-19.

First responders play a vital role in protecting Vermonter's health and well-being. Here are resources to support first reponders in their work.