The Health Department's mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness is the capability of the public health and health care systems, communities and individuals to prevent, protect against, quickly respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.
The sections below provide valuable information to help individuals, families, community organizations, and businesses prepare for emergencies.
Current Public Health Emergencies & Response (as of 9/6/2022)
- COVID-19: The Health Department continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information about COVID-19.
- Human Monkeypox Virus (hMPXV): Vermont now has several confirmed cases of illness from hMPXV. The risk to the general public remains low. However, we anticipate more confirmed cases of hMPXV, and it is likely more cases are going undetected. Learn more about response efforts and what Vermonters can do.
- Learn more about how the Health Department responds to public health emergencies and disasters.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Learn more about upcoming events and trainings in your community.