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Resources for Individuals

We recognize that many are facing social and financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following resources are available to assist individuals.

Cross State Travel Information

For Visitors to Vermont
For Returning Vermont Residents

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Find the latest information about who is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont. Learn more about getting the COVID-19 vaccine and how to schedule an appointment.

Essential Needs and Services

Find organizations that provide information and/or assistance related to food assistance, housing support, and more.

COVID-19 Guidelines Research Study

Researchers at the University of Vermont are conducting a survey to study how Vermonters as well as out of state residents that recently traveled to the state are understanding and responding to Vermont’s COVID-19 guidelines. Complete the online survey and be entered to win one of ten $25 gift cards to a local Vermont business.

Unemployment Insurance Update

Unemployment Insurance programs under the CARES Act have been extended with recent COVID-19 economic relief legislation. Programs include Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which has been reinstated to provide an additional $300 per week to claimants. Full details and updates to these programs are available at the Department of Labor website.

Coping with Stress

Living with uncertainty during the outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful for everyone. The Vermont Department of Mental Health has compiled some tips to help get through this unsettling time.

Support Resources Available

COVID Support VT provides resources–including what to do to cope and how to find support–to help individuals address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Staffing Jobs Available

The State of Vermont is developing a hiring pool of candidates who will be assigned as needed in the event of staffing shortages due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Currently, this is focused on long term care facilities, and positions include those such as Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Nursing Assistants, and unlicensed caregivers. Individuals who are new to the field, as well as those who are recently retired or who only work part-time currently, are encouraged to apply. For more information, or to find volunteer opportunities, visit www.covidstaffing.vermont.gov.

Forevergreen Virtual Concert Series

The Department of Tourism and Marketing’s five-part virtual concert series featuring local Vermont musicians, as well as regional and national acts who have an affinity for the state, is available on-demand.

Visit ThinkVermont.com for more inspiration and information on living, working and doing business in Vermont.