March 17th - The Dummerston Town Office is now closed to the public.  The Town Clerk will be available during normal business hours via phone 802-257-1496, email townclerk@dummerston.org or by mail (including dog license renewals).  

 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Dummerston Historical Society has cancelled its April 16th quarterly meeting with speaker Rich Holschuh and hopefully will reschedule sometime later this year. We will keep you posted!

 

The primary online COVID-19 information sources for up-to-date factual guidance are:

VT Dept of Health website (includes chart with current stats for VT):

https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus 

 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website:

https://www/cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 


Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Services are a Single Call Away

Health Department Launches VTHelplink Referral Resource

BURLINGTON, VT – The Vermont Department of Health has launched VTHelplink, a new, single source clearinghouse for Vermonters to receive free, confidential and personalized information and referrals to substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services throughout the state.

“The global pandemic has not erased the continued urgent need for substance use-related services for Vermonters,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD. “In fact, the extraordinary steps required to stop the spread of COVID-19 creates new challenges for people living with substance use disorder to get the services they need.”

VTHelplink features a call center of trained staff and clinicians. Callers can get information, referrals, resources and educational materials on substance use for themselves, family and friends, or on behalf of clients.

At the VTHelplink.org website, in addition to information resources, an online screening tool is available that Vermonters can use to learn about treatment options that meet their needs. People can also securely chat online with call center staff through the website.

The system also includes an appointment board designed to increase accessibility of treatment appointments by tracking availability by level of service (e.g., residential treatment) and population (e.g., people who are pregnant).

Dr. Levine said centralized coordination of substance use treatment and recovery services has been in the works for the past several years and complements the statewide referral and information services provided by Vermont211.

“These are more than simply difficult times, and we have no more important a mission than to do everything we can to create an infrastructure that bridges the challenges we face during this pandemic. VTHelplink is key resource for anyone who needs or wants to get treatment and succeed in their recovery,” said Dr. Levine. “We are all in this together, and we will persevere.”

Here’s how you can reach VTHelplink:

Dial 802-565-LINK (5465). The call center is open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekdays, and 8:00 a.m to -6:00 p.m. weekends and holidays, 365 days per year.

Visit VTHelplink.org

Vermont Department of Taxes Issues 2020 Tax Season Guidance in Response to COVID-19 Emergency

The Vermont Department of Taxes continues to carefully monitor the evolving situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department is working closely with the office of Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont legislature, following changes at the federal level, and adhering to guidance from the Vermont Department Health. Please see the Department’s information on relief for Vermont taxpayers at tax.vermont.gov/coronavirus. You should check this link periodically as the guidance may change. You may also follow the Vermont Department of Taxes on Facebook and Twitter.