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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont on COVID-19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
PSA
Vermont
Vermont
Vermont

 

Vermont’s COVID-19 restrictions include:

Multi-household gatherings: Both indoor and outdoor are prohibited. This includes extended family who does not live with you. Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate family residing in a different household. This also applies to Thanksgiving dinner.

Bars and social clubs are closed to in-person service but may offer take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery services.

Restaurants can remain open but must close by 10 pm.

Restaurants, museums, gyms, and other establishments must keep logs for contact tracing.

Vermonters must comply with health department contact tracers.

All non-school sports have been suspended.

All out of state travel will require quarantining.

College students returning home from out of state are required to either quarantine at home for 14 days, or quarantine for 7 days and get a COVID test (which is the preferred method for protecting your families).
We cannot emphasize this enough – please stay at home during the upcoming holidays! Travel over the holidays may put Vermonters, our communities and our businesses in jeopardy.

How to Say “No” to relatives, friends, and neighbors:

As the holidays approach many of us are navigating difficult conversations. We understand that some folks are more concerned about COVID-19 than others. Some people may feel it is okay to gather, to hug, to not wear a mask, or to social distance. We want to be very clear – doing so puts you and your loved ones at risk. It can overwhelm our local hospitals. It can cost someone their life.

So, if you are asked to attend a gathering remember these tips:

Recognize your feelings – are you saying yes – or are you inclined to say yes to please the other person? If you answer “yes” or even “maybe” to this question reconsider your response. “No” is completely appropriate. This is a global pandemic. Your friend or neighbor may thank you in the long run.

When you say “no thank you” stay positive. Thank your family member or loved one for the invite, let them know you love them and miss them, and make a promise to connect when it is safe to do so again.

It is okay to be honest and keep it short – it is okay to say, “I love you, but I’m not attending in-person gatherings right now because of COVID-19. I’m doing this to keep myself and my family well.”

Suggest an alternative way to celebrate together using technology – we know it won’t be the same, but it is better than losing someone you love to this disease.

Make plans to spend time outside – as Vermonters, we know there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. So, this year make it a point to embrace the winter season by suiting up and going for a walk with the people you share a residence with (if you live alone you may gather with members of your immediate family who reside in a different household).

If you must travel, then you must quarantine when you return. Quarantine is:

Staying at your home or dwelling for 14-days upon arrival or return

Wearing masks in the house while under quarantine

Using separate bathrooms while under quarantine

Eating separately while under quarantine

Checking yourself frequently for symptoms including fever while under quarantine

Quarantine is NOT:

Grocery shopping

Getting together with friends and neighbors

Activities outside the house even if you are wearing a mask

We recognize that people are tired of COVID-19, but fatigue and denial will not make this disease disappear. We also recognize that the holidays are traditionally a time of gathering from far-flung places, singing, laughing, and sharing food. This year show your love by staying home and limiting your contact with others.



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont on COVID-19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
PSA
Vermont
Vermont
Vermont

 

Vermont’s COVID-19 restrictions include:

Multi-household gatherings: Both indoor and outdoor are prohibited. This includes extended family who does not live with you. Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate family residing in a different household. This also applies to Thanksgiving dinner.

Bars and social clubs are closed to in-person service but may offer take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery services.

Restaurants can remain open but must close by 10 pm.

Restaurants, museums, gyms, and other establishments must keep logs for contact tracing.

Vermonters must comply with health department contact tracers.

All non-school sports have been suspended.

All out of state travel will require quarantining.

College students returning home from out of state are required to either quarantine at home for 14 days, or quarantine for 7 days and get a COVID test (which is the preferred method for protecting your families).
We cannot emphasize this enough – please stay at home during the upcoming holidays! Travel over the holidays may put Vermonters, our communities and our businesses in jeopardy.

How to Say “No” to relatives, friends, and neighbors:

As the holidays approach many of us are navigating difficult conversations. We understand that some folks are more concerned about COVID-19 than others. Some people may feel it is okay to gather, to hug, to not wear a mask, or to social distance. We want to be very clear – doing so puts you and your loved ones at risk. It can overwhelm our local hospitals. It can cost someone their life.

So, if you are asked to attend a gathering remember these tips:

Recognize your feelings – are you saying yes – or are you inclined to say yes to please the other person? If you answer “yes” or even “maybe” to this question reconsider your response. “No” is completely appropriate. This is a global pandemic. Your friend or neighbor may thank you in the long run.

When you say “no thank you” stay positive. Thank your family member or loved one for the invite, let them know you love them and miss them, and make a promise to connect when it is safe to do so again.

It is okay to be honest and keep it short – it is okay to say, “I love you, but I’m not attending in-person gatherings right now because of COVID-19. I’m doing this to keep myself and my family well.”

Suggest an alternative way to celebrate together using technology – we know it won’t be the same, but it is better than losing someone you love to this disease.

Make plans to spend time outside – as Vermonters, we know there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. So, this year make it a point to embrace the winter season by suiting up and going for a walk with the people you share a residence with (if you live alone you may gather with members of your immediate family who reside in a different household).

If you must travel, then you must quarantine when you return. Quarantine is:

Staying at your home or dwelling for 14-days upon arrival or return

Wearing masks in the house while under quarantine

Using separate bathrooms while under quarantine

Eating separately while under quarantine

Checking yourself frequently for symptoms including fever while under quarantine

Quarantine is NOT:

Grocery shopping

Getting together with friends and neighbors

Activities outside the house even if you are wearing a mask

We recognize that people are tired of COVID-19, but fatigue and denial will not make this disease disappear. We also recognize that the holidays are traditionally a time of gathering from far-flung places, singing, laughing, and sharing food. This year show your love by staying home and limiting your contact with others.



The Mid-River Bulletin Board is facilitated by WOOL-FM.
All Upcoming Items | Submit an Item | More Info
Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont on COVID-19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
PSA
Vermont
Vermont
Vermont

 

Vermont’s COVID-19 restrictions include:

Multi-household gatherings: Both indoor and outdoor are prohibited. This includes extended family who does not live with you. Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate family residing in a different household. This also applies to Thanksgiving dinner.

Bars and social clubs are closed to in-person service but may offer take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery services.

Restaurants can remain open but must close by 10 pm.

Restaurants, museums, gyms, and other establishments must keep logs for contact tracing.

Vermonters must comply with health department contact tracers.

All non-school sports have been suspended.

All out of state travel will require quarantining.

College students returning home from out of state are required to either quarantine at home for 14 days, or quarantine for 7 days and get a COVID test (which is the preferred method for protecting your families).
We cannot emphasize this enough – please stay at home during the upcoming holidays! Travel over the holidays may put Vermonters, our communities and our businesses in jeopardy.

How to Say “No” to relatives, friends, and neighbors:

As the holidays approach many of us are navigating difficult conversations. We understand that some folks are more concerned about COVID-19 than others. Some people may feel it is okay to gather, to hug, to not wear a mask, or to social distance. We want to be very clear – doing so puts you and your loved ones at risk. It can overwhelm our local hospitals. It can cost someone their life.

So, if you are asked to attend a gathering remember these tips:

Recognize your feelings – are you saying yes – or are you inclined to say yes to please the other person? If you answer “yes” or even “maybe” to this question reconsider your response. “No” is completely appropriate. This is a global pandemic. Your friend or neighbor may thank you in the long run.

When you say “no thank you” stay positive. Thank your family member or loved one for the invite, let them know you love them and miss them, and make a promise to connect when it is safe to do so again.

It is okay to be honest and keep it short – it is okay to say, “I love you, but I’m not attending in-person gatherings right now because of COVID-19. I’m doing this to keep myself and my family well.”

Suggest an alternative way to celebrate together using technology – we know it won’t be the same, but it is better than losing someone you love to this disease.

Make plans to spend time outside – as Vermonters, we know there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. So, this year make it a point to embrace the winter season by suiting up and going for a walk with the people you share a residence with (if you live alone you may gather with members of your immediate family who reside in a different household).

If you must travel, then you must quarantine when you return. Quarantine is:

Staying at your home or dwelling for 14-days upon arrival or return

Wearing masks in the house while under quarantine

Using separate bathrooms while under quarantine

Eating separately while under quarantine

Checking yourself frequently for symptoms including fever while under quarantine

Quarantine is NOT:

Grocery shopping

Getting together with friends and neighbors

Activities outside the house even if you are wearing a mask

We recognize that people are tired of COVID-19, but fatigue and denial will not make this disease disappear. We also recognize that the holidays are traditionally a time of gathering from far-flung places, singing, laughing, and sharing food. This year show your love by staying home and limiting your contact with others.



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