Orleans and Northern Essex COVID 19 Response Team formed

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NEWPORT — Area executive directors and leaders have been working over the last few weeks to form the Orleans and Northern Essex COVID 19 Response Team.

ONE, as it is also called, was formed to keep residents informed and safe.

The team says their goal is to assess the needs of those in the community who are affected by COVID 19 and to do what is needed to respond effectively to meet that need.

As part of the larger team, there are several subcommittees each being led by a lead agency.

The seven subcommittees include food accessibility, outreach/resource, schools, health transportation, volunteer management, and homeless response.

Each committee is responsible for assessing the needs of the community in regard to their specific area of focus.

The ONE Response Team says that if you or a loved one needs a mask, you can call NEKCA at 802-334-7316.

Medical offices, agencies, and supports are in operation, just doing business a little differently.

Important numbers to know about include 2-1-1 for community resources and information, Northeast Kingdom Human Services Warm Line for parental and caregiver support at 802-749-1111, and as always 911 for emergencies.

On April 22, Earth Day, Vermont Broadway Associates will be playing “Love Will Keep Us Together,” at 8:30 a.m. on both Moo 92 and The Notch 106.3.

They are asking everyone to open your windows and sing out to show your love of community.

Participants are also asked to light up homes, your property, and your businesses from 5 -6 p.m. to show solidarity at this time.

For more information about the ONE COVID 19 Response Team contact sunny.naughton@neklsvt.org

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