Emergency Management

With vaccines available, Covid-19 is moving to an endemic phase of being a part of our lives.

Michael Fannin, Tinmouth’s Emergency Management Coordinator, wants us to have access to information and resources going forward.

This page will be updated as needed.

General 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. A Resource:   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.
  • 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

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