Welcome back to the weekly COVID-19 resources bulletin for staff, created by the Staff Council office. 
For a full list of all the resources we've featured so far, check out this index (PDF) which we update every week.

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As ever, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) maintains a valuable hub of information related to COVID-19. It includes all the relevant UVM communications and policies, and links to a number of excellent external sources of information. 

Additionally, Human Resource Services hosts a variety of helpful resources, including: They also invite you to contact Labor and Employee Relations directly with questions at

The UVM Staff Council continues to invite you to anonymously share how you're doing during the pandemic through a simple questionnaire. All comments are read carefully and shared with leadership. 

If you need support or help with a specific issue, you can contact your Staff Council Representative directly. A list of each unit's representatives is available on the Staff Council website. 
COVID-19 Survey - Let Us Know How You're Doing
Here is some more food-related information that you may find helpful (see more on the PDF index of all resources, which we update weekly):
  • The Farmers to Families Foodbox Distribution continue to take place all over the state. Here are the upcoming dates/towns - check their events webpage for details. 
    • RUTLAND: June 1 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NEWPORT: June 2 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NORTH SPRINGFIELD: June 3 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BERLIN: June 4 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BENNINGTON: June 5 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Burlington Farmer's Market opens on June 6th at 345 Pine St. on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first hour is reserved for the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. They've created a great page with illustrations showing exactly what to expect and what measures are being taken for safety., which features a ton of information about local trails to hike and bike, also has a page of excellent tips for hiking safely during the pandemic

If you or someone you know needs financial help, check out Pandemic of Love, a grassroots, volunteer-led mutual aid organization that now has over 400+ full-time volunteers around the globe. It pairs people in need with people who have extra resources. You can find your local community on their website and fill out the brief, simple application form. The organization does not run checks on applicants, but instead matches people on a goodwill basis. 

  • The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is now the Burlington Rediscover Jazz Festival - featuring virtual concerts and real food. From June 4-14, they are going virtual and bringing the music directly to you with the Burlington ReDiscover Jazz Festival—11 days of jazz in partnership with Vermont PBS, Vermont Public Radio, and Burlington area restaurants.
  • Need a break from screen time? Try the Fletcher Free Library Adventure Activities! They're designed to inspire you to get creative with what you have at home, and get the whole family moving, learning and creating.
  • If you know a Class of 2020 graduate, maybe you can listen together to Commencement, a free podcast featuring commencement speeches given by public figures in the time of coronavirus. Most of them are around 10 minutes long and they're all quite inspiring. 

Each week we feature organizations seeking help or donations right now. You can check out the index of all the organizations we've featured to date in this PDF which we update weekly.

Here are a few more:

  • Pandemic of Love (also mentioned above) is a grassroots, volunteer-led mutual aid organization that now has over 400+ full-time volunteers around the globe. It pairs people in need with people who have extra resources. If you do have extra resources, sign up with them to give help.  
  • The American Red Cross wants to avoid the blood shortage the nation experienced from the COVID-19 pandemic, now that hospitals are resuming surgeries and other treatments that were previously stopped in response to the pandemic. If you're healthy and feeling well, you can schedule a donation by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting, or by calling 1-800-733-2767.
There are links to many additional lists of resources on our index of resources (PDF).

If you know of new or additional campus or community resources you'd like us to feature, please check our index of resources (PDF) to see if we've already featured it, and if not, send the information to us at And as ever, please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We want to hear from you! 
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