Vaccinations for every adult begin Monday, college students April 30

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Vaccinations for every adult begin Monday, college students April 30

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 4:34pm -- tim

Vaccine Update

Agency of Commerce & Community Development Governor Scott announced Friday that people aged 16, 17 or 18 will be eligible for vaccine sign up on Saturday, April 17th at 10 am. The full 16+ age band will then be eligible to make their vaccination appointments on Monday, April 19th at 6 am. To create an account and book an appointment, visit the Department of Health website.

On April 30th, Vermont expects to open vaccine registration to college students who are residents of another state and do not intend to stay in Vermont for the summer, as well as to those who live part of the year in Vermont. This will be based on the vaccine supply received from the federal government.

ACCD Vermont Forward Webinar

ACCD hosted a webinar for businesses to discuss the Vermont Forward Plan and to answer questions about guidance and timelines. For those who missed the webinar, a recording along with the slide deck are now available at the ACCD COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center.

Housing Support Services

If you are struggling with your mortgage, rent, utilities and other housing expenses because of COVID-19, your local Home Ownership Center can help. They have HUD-approved counselors on staff and available to help you obtain the assistance you need to keep your home.

These housing counseling services, provided to any household affected by COVID-19, are a collaborative effort between the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) administering the Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) funds and the organizations who operate Homeownership Centers in Vermont: Champlain Housing TrustDownstreet Housing and Community DevelopmentRuralEdgeNeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and Windham and Windsor Housing Trust.

Your location will influence which Homeownership Center can provide assistance to you. Find the Homeownership Center that covers your region.

Amtrak Service in Vermont Resumes July 19

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has announced the upcoming resumption of Amtrak service in the state. Visitors and Vermonters alike will soon be able to travel between East Coast cities and Vermont. The Vermonter connects Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Hartford, and stops in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to one of nine Vermont communities. The Ethan Allen Express links New York and Vermont via the scenic Hudson River Valley. Current safety protocols include contactless boarding and enhanced surface cleaning, and trains are equipped with onboard air filtration systems. Additionally, all change fees are waived for reservations made by September 6, 2021, allowing greater flexibility with travel plans.