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The Town of Brandon is working with the Brandon Food Shelf to assist in preparation for a possible COVID-19 outbreak in our area.

We want to be able to provide food for the elderly and vulnerable population and are looking for donations of the following:

  • Canned Soup, specifically Chicken Noodle, Tomato and Vegetable
  • Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pasta and Sauce
  • Canned Chili
  • Canned Meat
  • Toilet Paper

We will be setting up drop boxes for donations outside of the Brandon Town Hall and Town Office during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

To eliminate any spread of disease food will be distributed by delivery only. There will not be a pick-up center.

To set up a delivery please contact Kathy Mathis at 247-6720 or 247-3121 or by email at katmathis@gmail.com or the Town of Brandon at 247-3635.

Sincerely,

David Atherton, Town Manager/EMD

3/13/20 COVID-19 Update from the Town of Brandon

The Town of Brandon is monitoring the development of the COVID-19 outbreak.  In response, the Town 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 Brandon will limit activities and meetings at the Town Office to essential municipal operations only.  The Select Board, Planning Commission and Development Review Board 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 247-3635 or esmith@townofbrandon.com 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 sgage@townofbrandon.com or lmerkert@townofbrandon.com  .

Please monitor the town’s website townofbrandon.com 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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