Resources During the COVID 19 Pandemic

State and Government Agencies: Resource Centers

3/27/2020 Executive Order
VT Dept. Emergency Executive Orders
VT Dept. COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center
VT Dept. COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
Financial Assistance, Sector Guidance, Unemployment Information

VT Dept. COVID-19 Resources for Individuals
Financial Assistance, Housing, Unemployment Insurance

VT Dept. COVID-19 Resources for Communities
VT Dept. of Health – COVID-19 What You Need to Know Now
Dept. of Children and Families COVID-19 Resource Page


Resources for Families & Young Children

Vermont Emergency Management
Childcare for Essential Persons

Vermont Child Care Subsidy
(Benefits information, Income Eligibility, Online Application, Forms, and literature) Child Care Financial Assistance helps eligible families with the cost of child care.  Payments are made directly to child care providers.

Let’s Grow Kids – Information & Resources for Families
Let’s Grow Kids – Playtime Activity Book
Designed for young children by LGK’s early educator experts

Free AUDIBLE stories
Here you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.

Child Care Aware of America – Coronavirus Resources for Parents
Child Mind Institute – Supporting Families During COVID-19
Balancing work, child care, and self-care

Addison County Mutual Aid
Addison County Mutual Aid is a survey available for those in the Addison County area that can either request help or offer help to community members in a number of ways. 

Internet Essentials from COMCAST 
Apply for TWO FREE MONTHS of internet services


Talking with your children about COVID-19

NASP – Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
PBS- How to talk with your children about COVID-19 – Help kids understand coronavirus and how germs spread
VPR – Explaining the virus and the science of soap 


Health Care & Food Access

Vermont Health Connect Homepage 
Special Open Enrollment Period through April 17, 2020: During this time, any uninsured Vermonter can sign up for a Qualified Health Plan through Vermont Health Connect.

Medicaid Enrollment: Eligible Vermonters can continue to apply for and enroll in Medicaid at any time. Vermont will also be temporarily waiving premium payments for Dr. Dynasaur, Vermont’s health insurance program for children.

Action for Healthy Kids – Food access during school closure 
Feeding America – Find your Local Food Bank
USDA – Food and Nutrition Services – Shelf Stable Ingredient Recipes
USDA – Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed
Hunger Free Vermont – Preparing for the impact of COVID-10 on Food Access
A Guide to Sleeping with Coronavirus Anxiety


Helping Our Community

VTDigger – Guide:  How you can help
Let’s Grow Kid’s Emergency Funds: Make an Emergency Gift to Early Educator
Your gift to our emergency fund supports early educators and child care programs by:

  • Helping early educators secure loans that are as low as 0% interest, via Vermont State Employees Credit Union. Let’s Grow Kids is covering both the membership deposit and the first loan payment for early educators
  • Setting up a hotline with a direct number for early educators to call to get FREE help from our partners offering clear and specific guidance about human resources, business management, legal questions, and more
  • Providing supplies & resources (including cleaning and sanitation supplies) to emergency care providers, and technical support services to early educators providing care to our essential workforce during COVID-19
  • Continuing to evaluate early educators’ needs and adjusting our strategy as this crisis evolves, to best support our child care programs and families

Addison County Mutual Aid
Addison County Mutual Aid is a survey available for those in the Addison County area that can either request help or offer help to community members in a number of ways.