A reminder that I am hosting two in person constituent meetings in Dover and Wardsboro and one online constituent meeting. With the increasing amounts of breakthrough cases in vaccinated people, I will be masked at these in person events and ask that those who attend in person, regardless of vaccination status, also wear masks in deference to those who may be at higher risk.
I’ve included information below on Vermont’s current cases and dashboard, current CDC masking guidance and information on how to get vaccinated.
August 13th updated recommendations from the CDC on masks:
Your Guide to Masks
- If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
- In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
- In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
- If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- If you are fully vaccinated, see When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).
Changing Mask Rules: What’s Now Required in Every New England State
SCHOOL-BASED VACCINATION CLINICS
Protect your children and yourself from COVID-19
More vaccination clinics currently open at schools for anyone age 12 or older. You can walk-in or visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine to make an appointment. You can also call 855-722-7878.
As the start of the school year approaches, the Governor, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, and Education Secretary Dan French continue to encourage students and their families to get vaccinated. The vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing the most serious effects of COVID-19, including against the Delta variant.
Below is a list of the available school-based vaccination sites for the coming week
Monday, August 16
Academy School, 860 Western Avenue, Brattleboro
More ways to get your free vaccine:
Make an appointment for a free vaccine
Walk-in at CVS, Hannaford Food and Drug, Walmart, Walgreens, Price Chopper/Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaw’s Supermarket, or Costco or get an appointment with Kinney Drugs, CVS, Walgreens, Northfield Pharmacy, or UVMMC Outpatient Pharmacies.
Many thanks to the Wardsboro and Dover Public Libraries who have agreed to allow me to host monthly in person public office hours at the Wardsboro library on the 3rd Thursdays from 6-7 pm beginning August 19th and at the Dover library and on the 3rd Tuesdays from 6-7 pm beginning August 17th. I will also host a monthly online office hours on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11-noon beginning August 21st – you can join this online meeting here or by calling +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 734 376 857 Passcode: 003089.
As always, if you have suggestions, concerns or critiques please be in touch so we can schedule time to discuss them.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or if you need assistance navigating government services at (802) 384-0233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow my regular posts online at http://www.laurasibiliavt.com
Rep. Laura Sibilia
Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro, Whitingham