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 1/10/2023)
- COVID-19: The Health Department continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information about COVID-19.
- Mpox (previously human monkeypox virus or hMPXV): Mpox is a viral illness circulating in the United States. The risk to the public is low. Find more information about mpox, including the number of reported cases in Vermont, from CDC.
Learn more about response efforts and what Vermonters can do.
- Learn more about how the Health Department responds to public health emergencies and disasters.