Emergency Preparedness

Town of Mendon: COVID-19 Update

NOTICE FROM THE SELECTBOARD RE: COVID-19

March 10, 2020

The Town of Mendon Selectboard is monitoring the development of the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, Mendon is reviewing information from the Vermont Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vermont Emergency Management (VEM).

Effective March 16, 2020, the Town of Mendon will limit activities and meetings at the Town Office to essential municipal operations only. The Selectboard, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment will continue to meet as scheduled until further notice or action is required. Non-essential activities and meetings will not be allowed at the Town Office until further notice.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 i.e. fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please DO NOT come into the Town Office. Contact the Town Office at 775-1662 or mendonclerk@comcast.net to assist in transacting your town business.

Dog licenses are due April 1, 2020. Consider obtaining your license by mail instead of coming into the Town Office. Rabies certificates can be emailed by your veterinarian to mendonclerk@comcast.net.

The town has postponed the Community Visit scheduled for April 2nd and May 14th at the Red Clover Inn for precautionary measures. The event will be rescheduled, but the dates have yet to be determined.

Please monitor the town’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/townofmendonvt or website www.mendonvt.org for the most up to date information regarding the operations of municipal government and events.

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 go to the State of Vermont Department of Health website www.healthvermont.gov/covid19 or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website www.cdc.gov/covid19

If you cannot find the answers to your questions on these websites, contact 211.

Everyday Preventive Measures

Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Much is still unknown about how the virus spreads. Take these everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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