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Waterbury's COVID-19 Planning

The purpose is to form an early planning team to provide updates and factual information to our community in the event Waterbury experiences extended impacts from the new Covid-19 virus that is spreading throughout the US. If and when Waterbury begins to experience effects, they will be posted on the Waterburyvt.com website, Front Porch Forum and the Waterbury Record. 

The Town of Waterbury has been closely monitoring bulletins from the State’s Department of Health and Emergency Management Department concerning the emerging Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. In health emergencies of this magnitude, the State departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are the primary agencies accountable for response. 

We recommend getting any news information directly from the State Department of Health: www.healthvermont.gov/covid19

The CDC has prepared some simple steps you can take to protect yourself:

a.    Surfaces and objects that you interact with need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly.

b.    Ensure you are washing your hands thoroughly and regularly! Washing kills the virus on your hands and prevents the spread of COVID-19. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

c.    Make sure you are practicing good respiratory hygiene- cough/sneeze into disposable tissue, or your elbow- and wash your hands afterwards.

d.    If you develop a cough or low-grade fever (99°F or more) you need to stay at home and recover.

Updates will follow if and when the virus begins to impact Waterbury. 

Barbara Farr
Community Transportation Liaison
Town of Waterbury

(802) 888-3810, 802-244-4300
bfarr@waterburyvt.com
www.waterburyvt.com
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