Emergency Management

On the recommendation of Michael Fannin, our Emergency Coordinator, tune in to Governor Scott’s Covid-19 broadcasts twice weekly on Vermont Public Radio (VPR – FM 88.7 and 89.5) for public health updates of the virus for individuals, communities, schools, and businesses.  Tuesdays & Fridays at 11:00 am

As the vaccine becomes available to various groups, learn who is eligible and sign up here:  https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine

**An update to the Tinmouth Local Hazard Mitigation Plan will be presented at the April 8 Selectboard Meeting.  A 14-day comment period will not officially begin until April 8 and extend through April 22.    Read the Draft HERE.

As of March 19th – The Tinmouth Town Office is  CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

Appointments will be granted on a case by case basis to title researchers.

Please conduct your business with the Town Office via the phone (446-2498), via email, or through the mail (including dog license renewals).  The postal address is: Town of Tinmouth, 515 North End Rd, Tinmouth VT  05773.

From Michael Fannin, our Emergency Coodinator:

Posted November 16, 2020: 

Governor Scott announced a new executive order, which can be read in full at https://governor.vermont.gov/sites/scott/files/documents/ADDENDUM%208%20TO%20AMENDED%20AND%20RESTATED%20EXECUTIVE%20ORDER%2001-20.pdf

In summary, the order includes the following requirements:

– The state of emergency has been extended to at least December 15

– No gatherings beyond one’s household, whether those gatherings are held indoors or outdoors. This includes birthday parties, baby and wedding showers, and Thanksgiving.

– Restaurants can have indoor seating until 10pm, but individual tables will be limited to only the members of a single household.

– Bars, breweries, distilleries, social clubs and so on are now take-away only, with no on-premises service.

– All sports events and leagues not under direct control of a school or school district are suspended.

– All restaurants will require contact logs, and anyone visiting one consents to contact tracing in the event of a known COVID case.

– If a resident is contacted by the Agency of Health for purposes of contact tracing, accurate cooperation is required, and those who don’t cooperate are subject to penalty.

– Visitors to Vermont, or residents returning from out of state, will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. This includes students coming home for holidays.

– Whenever possible, Vermont businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are asked to conduct work and meetings electronically and remotely.

This is the link needed to apply for a COVID test. Anyone can get one. The state does not charge a fee.   https://humanresources.vermont.gov/popups

As of March 30:
Chris Martone has informed me that the policy at the transfer station is that there is to be zero physical contact between the attendants and the public and that proper distancing will be expected. The public will be expected to mark their own tickets .  Do not pass the punch back or forth. If you have no ticket ask the attendant to record your number of bags. You can order new tickets from the town clerk by mailing your request to the town office with payment .
~ Michael Fannin,
Emergency Management Director, Tinmouth

PLEASE continue to follow the recommended guidelines of the CDC and the VT Department of Health:

*wash your hands,

*practice “social distancing”;

*avoid large gatherings;

*and if feeling unwell with symptoms of the virus, stay home and call your primary care physician.

YOUR continued good health is the primary concern.  Stay healthy, follow the guidelines, and keep positive.

CDC information on face masks, with directions for making your own.

More information:

1. “Please call Vermont’s 211 to access information regarding emergency needs.”   Dial “211” from your phone, or visit the Vermont 211 website.

2. Also from Michael Fannin:  “Here’s another good resource for all:”   Consumer Report link.

3. And: “Here is a huge link to many Rutland county services and their status.” COVID-19 Rutland County Resource Guide.

4. Middletown Springs also has a regularly updated page for Covid-19 / Coronavirus information.

The Department of Health wants Vermonters to know:

  • For the most up-to-date information and guidance about COVID-19 visit healthvermont.gov/covid19.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), CALL your health care provider.Many people who are mildly ill can manage their symptoms at home with rest, drinking fluids and taking fever-reducing medicine, when needed.
  • Testing is currently limited and is prioritized to healthcare workers, hospitalized patients, and vulnerable populations.
  • Not everybody needs to be tested. Do not call the Health Department. Do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.
  • If you need to go food shopping, to the pharmacy or do other essential activities, keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others. Six feet is about the length of a 3-person couch or a bed.
  • Please connect with family, friends and your community in responsible ways such as using technology, going outside, learning a new skill or helping others in need. We encourage social distancing, not social isolation!
From the Southwestern VT Council on Aging:

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2020

Media Contact: Chris Adams, 802-236-1560

SVCOA launches shopping service for older Vermonters

 RUTLAND, Vt. – Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) has launched a new grocery and supply shopping service to support older Vermonters in Bennington and Rutland counties during the COVID-19 issue.

“We’re excited to make this critical service available to older Vermonters in our region so they are able to get the essential food and supplies they need while being able to stay home and safe during this challenging time,” said Courtney Anderson, Nutrition Director with SVCOA.

The shopping service, which is supported by vetted SVCOA volunteers, is available to anyone age 60 or over, as well as eligible younger disabled individuals.

“Similar to our home-delivered meals program, this service functions under a set of thorough safeguards that remove all in-person contact and ensure the well-being of both clients and volunteers,” said Anderson. “The service is safe, easy and really helpful for anyone who might need it.”

If you or someone you know is interested in accessing the shopping service, or if you’re interested in volunteering, please call SVCOA at 802-786-5990 and ask to speak with Ellen Green.


Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging exists to be a community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.

For more information about SVCOA, visit www.svcoa.org.

Chris Adams, Development and Communications Director

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging

143 Maple Street

Rutland, VT 05701

P 802.236.1560



Covid-19 related notice from SWAC re: Trash & Recycling


News Release:

RESCHEDULE – Due to Covid-19, the Rutland County Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC) – the towns of Benson, Chittenden, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Pawlet, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, and West Haven have rescheduled the Saturday, May 16 household hazardous waste collection event.  The collection event had been scheduled for May 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Rutland Town Transfer station.

The newly scheduled date for this event is Saturday, October 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Rutland Town Transfer Station.

Please check the Solid Waste Alliance Communities website at www.rutlandcountyswac.org for updates and additional information.


We apologize for the inconvenience.