Community Projects Committee meeting scheduled for 3/18/20 is cancelled
Stamford Community Library –
Dear Stamford Community and Neighbors,
It is with deep regret that the board of trustees has decided that the Stamford Community Library will be closed to the public. Like many others nationwide, we are facing difficult decisions on how best to move forward with the health and wellness of our community in mind.
We understand the value a good book has in allowing us to escape, even momentarily. We plan to monitor our own health, and the overall situation nationwide, and are hopeful we can begin to offer book delivery to you very soon.
In the meantime, all of our patrons have access to Overdrive, an online e-book and audiobook resource with thousands of titles. If you haven’t already set up an account, and wish to, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the “contact us” form on stamfordlibrary.org and we will assist you in getting started.
With love, compassion and hope we wish you all the very best!Stamford Community Library
Stamford Town Office
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stamford Town Office is taking prompt action to mitigate the spread of this virus. As a precaution, the Stamford Town Office is closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. The Town Office staff will remain available to assist you by phone, fax, email, and online.
The town office hours will remain the same: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The following business and much more can be done via email, fax, snail mail and phone: obtaining copies of tax bills, dog licensing, single document requests, building applications, questions for the Assessor Clerk, obtaining copies of lister cards, Land Record documents, land postings, and Green Mountain Passes, etc. Please call the town office at (802) 694-1361 or email email@example.com for specific details.
Only land record research deemed necessary and essential may take place at the town office, by appointment only, and following safety protocols.
The Rabies Clinic on March 21, 2020 has been postponed.
If you are unsure of the scheduling or location of a meeting, please contact the Board/Committee/Commission Chair directly.
We ask for your patience and cooperation. We thank you for understanding that these are unusual times, requiring precautions for public safety and health and we believe taking these precautions is the best way to keep ourselves and our community members healthy.
GOVERNOR SCOTT ORDERS ORDERLY CLOSURE OF VERMONT PREK-12 SCHOOLS THIS WEEK
15 MARCH 2020
For Immediate Release: March 15, 2020
Contact: Brittney Wilson, Brittney.Wilson@Vermont.gov
MONTPELIER, Vt. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Scott has announced a Continuity of Education Plan for the orderly dismissal of all schools, and cancellation of all school related activities, no later than Wednesday, March 18. This directive, which will be distributed to schools later today, will last through April 6 — but may very well be extended for a longer period.
Governor Scott’s directive will task local districts with three key components to support the State response:
- Food and special needs services for children;
- Collaborating with the state to provide childcare options for healthcare workers and others essential to the response; and
- Systems for ensuring maintenance of education during the initial dismissal; and a continuing education plan if schools are dismissed for an extended period.
No student is required to be in school Monday or Tuesday, if their parents or guardians would prefer to keep them home.
Education professionals should report to work as scheduled to assist in these efforts during this period of school dismissal. Districts are directed to follow workplace hygiene guidance issued by the Vermont Department of Health.
“This decision is based on the best scientific evidence available to the experts at the Vermont Department of Health,” said Dr. Mark Levine. “Closing schools at the end of the day Tuesday is another important step to help keep us ahead of the curve, in terms of preventing and reducing spread of COVID-19.”
“The orderly dismissal of schools is essential to support both the State’s response to COVID-19 and the needs of children and families across Vermont,” Governor Scott said. “We must ensure children are safe, nourished, and still learning even as the traditional structure of school is disrupted. The work of educators will be essential in this effort.”
Governor Scott continued: “This is a moment of service for all of us. I know that educators across Vermont will do their part to support students and families. I’ve asked the Agency of Education to work with superintendents and local districts to ensure every child continues to receive the services they need from their schools, as well as assignments to take home to continue their academic studies.”
Governor Scott said that, while he hoped schools would only need to be closed through April 6, it is possible they will be closed for a longer period and families and businesses should prepare for this possibility.