Norwich Town Manager has some news you can use, and a COVID-19 update from the police department.

keeping you informed is key

Good morning Norwich,

This morning I thought I would share a couple of stories that are related to COVID-19 and feel that they are informative to keep you safe. They both appeared in the List Serv this morning but just in case you missed it there you can read it here.

And Yes the flowers will return soon enough. Photo is from town website

27. Good Advice from Gov Scott
From: "Herbert Durfee" <hdurfee@norwich.vt.us>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 11:52:29 -0800

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ENCOURAGES VERMONTERS TO REGISTER FOR COVID UPDATES VIA VT-ALERT

Montpelier, Vt.– To help Vermonters stay up to date on the latest COVID guidance and information, Governor Phil Scott today encouraged Vermonters to register for Vermont Alert (VT-ALERT), the State’s emergency notification system.

“As COVID-19 continues to be prevalent in the state, Vermonters need convenient access to the information that will help keep themselves and their neighbors safe, and VT-ALERT is a great way to use existing infrastructure to get it out there,” said Governor Scott. “With vaccines on the horizon, we also want to communicate directly with the public as information on accessing vaccines becomes available.”

Since 2012, VT-ALERT has warned Vermonters of potential and imminent hazards like floods, severe storms, HazMat incidents and other threats. Vermonters can now use the system to receive important COVID-related updates, though VT-ALERT will not replace more comprehensive resources like healthvermont.gov or accd.vermont.gov.

“As we move forward, there is much you need to know to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. Vermont Alert will help you know how you can do that,” said Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann. “The system will send important updates to the Governor’s Executive Order and other announcements that will directly impact Vermonters.”

Vermonters can register for VT-ALERT by visiting www.vtalert.gov and selecting the alerts they would like to receive (COVID information is listed under “Health Alerts”). Current subscribers may update their notifications by visiting www.vtalert.gov. Notifications are available via email, text, phone and the Everbridge mobile app. Users may specify geographic areas for which they want to receive alerts (i.e. the town or county where they live or work).

Vermonters can also follow VT-ALERT on Facebook and Twitter at @VermontAlert.

34. Covid-19 update:
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 21:48:56 +0000

1.  Vermont COVID-19 Summary Report:

- New cases* 113 (5,541 total)

- Currently hospitalized 26

- Hospitalized in ICU 5

- Hospitalized under investigation 0

- Percent Positive (7-day average) 2.4%

- Deaths 93

- VT is seeing more than 100 cases each day, affecting our schools, work sites and health care facilities, including long-term care facilities.

- Nearly 60% of Vermonters with COVID-19 have a pre-existing health condition or are at least 60 years old.

2.  The COVID-19 pandemic is creating staffing challenges at long-term care facilities in VT. Clinical and non-clinical staff are needed to assist in the day-to-day operations If you are looking to help go to: http://www.vermont.gov/covid-staffing for more information.

3.  To stay up to date on the latest COVID guidance and information, register for Vermont Alert, the State’s emergency notification system by visiting www.vtalert.gov and selecting “Health Alerts.”

4.  New Hampshire COVID-19 Summary Report:
- NH Persons with COVID-19 28,273 +681
- Recovered 21,386 (76%) +873
- Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 584 (2%) +14
- Total Current COVID-19 Cases 6,303 -206
- Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 852 (3%) +1
- Current Hospitalizations 248 +16
- Long term care outbreaks +14
- Positive 1st responders 24
- Quarantined 1st responders: 203 (98 police, 94 fire,11 ems)

5.  The COVID-19 pandemic is creating staffing challenges at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton, NH. Clinical and non-clinical staff are needed to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Veterans Home during this critical time. If you are looking to help, please email your resume and contact information to helpnhvh@nh.gov.

6.  LOCAL: NH House Speaker Dick Hinch died from COVID-19, State officials prepare for Pfizer vaccine shipment.