Daily Update from the VT Department of Health and State agencies
COVID-19 Resources Page
Free COVID-19 Testing
Testing for all Vermonters is now free.
Childcare for Essential Persons
The State of Vermont wants to make sure essential workers can focus on their jobs and not worry about the care and safety of their children. They’ve created a list of people considered essential.
If you are considered “essential” and need child care for children up to grade 8:
1. Go to the new form created for essential workers.
2. Complete the form, including your contact information, and someone will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss available child care resources.
3. You can also dial 2-1-1 and press “6” to connect to someone about the available resources.
4. If you need child care immediately, call 1-877-705-9008 to be directed to your local Child Care Support Agency.
This connection service for essential workers will be in effect while schools and general child care services are closed due to COVID-19.
Green Mountain Power
GMP is temporarily suspending collections-related activities, including service disconnections through the end of April, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our customers. These policies are effective immediately and will be in place through the end of April. We will evaluate their continued need at that time. Please note that regular billing will continue for all customers.
IRS Payment Deadline Extension
EDIT: IRS FILING DEADLINE ALSO PUSHED TO JULY 15
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can’t file by the April 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request a six-month extension to file their return.
Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due. This payment relief applies to all individual returns, including self-employed individuals, and all entities other than C-Corporations, such as trusts or estates. IRS will automatically provide this relief to taxpayers. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this relief.
Applying for Unemployment Insurance
If your job has been affected by the coronavirus, you may be able to apply for unemployment insurance. In an effort to facilitate increased applications to its Unemployment Insurance Claims Center, the Vermont Department of Labor has announced the creation of an electronic form and staffing increases to assist those individuals impacted as a result of COVID-19.
VPR keeps Vermonters updated on the latest on COVID-19.
The Herald is updating their website regularly with closings and news from local towns
Valley News is updating their website regularly with closings and news from local towns
VTDigger is updating their website regularly with closings and news from Vermont
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