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Covid-19 and the Preservation Trust of Vermont

The need to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19 has evolved quickly in recent days.

While the spread of the pandemic is still minimal in Vermont, our collective health is the single most important thing we want to protect right now.

Toward this effort, PTV is instituting the following actions in order to safely continue with our work to help communities save and use historic places:

  • All PTV staff are working from home until further notice. If you need to reach us, we encourage you to contact us via email or phone. Our contact information is here. If you don’t know who to contact, please use our online Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • All non-essential field visits are cancelled. If something requires visual inspection, we are eager to help you by reviewing photos via email or through video calls.
  • Meetings will be done remotely. All of our staff have access to Zoom video conferencing and we are eager to use it as much as possible.

What will happen in the next weeks and months is unknown, but as an organization, PTV has a responsibility to take this seriously and prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19. This is not a time for panic, this is a time for preparation and prevention.

Much of our work over the last 40 years has been about helping communities save, use, and celebrate public gathering spaces. While at this moment we cannot be physically together in these spaces, we encourage you — while keeping at a healthy distance — to spend your dollars locally and show your support for the merchants, restaurants, small business owners, cultural groups and others that add vitality to our downtowns, village centers, and gathering places. Many of them have offered delivery, pick-up and/or online services. They need our help now more than ever.

By working together, we will get through this as an organization and as a community.

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