Rebecca Holcombe: Group Campaign Events Suspended as Precaution in Face of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreading across the country, and with its recent arrival in Vermont, it’s critical for everyone to stay informed and to be prepared. This morning, our team decided that until the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus has developed further, we will be suspending all scheduled campaign events or meetings that would result in public gatherings. Right now, people in our community and across the country have real concerns, and our first priority must be to ensure the safety of our families and neighbors.

As our campaign progresses, we will implement the systems necessary to move our campaign online in preparation for the increased social distancing measures anticipated.

Here are a few additional reminders to keep you and your loved ones healthy:

  1. If you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, contact your doctor immediately.
  2. Wash your hands frequently and disinfect surfaces around your home and work environment. 
  3. Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  5. Remember to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. 

These precautions are especially important since the spread of coronavirus is coinciding with a severe flu season. We can all take responsibility during this time by following the recommendations of public health experts. Those of us who are healthy need to keep our immunizations up to date, so that those in our communities who are immunocompromised can participate in life activities without fear of exposure to preventable diseases.

We will continue to update our meeting schedules on a daily basis in response to advisories from the Vermont Department of Health, but please do not hesitate to be in touch with us at (802) 234-1476 or with any questions.

If you or your family have questions about coronavirus, you can visit the Vermont Department of Health’s website, which is updated with any new COVID-19 related information.

Please pass this on and take the necessary precautions to keep our communities safe. 

Stay safe and be well,