Our COVID-19 Response - Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice

Our COVID-19 Response

Updated Monday, March 30, 2020

CVHHH is monitoring news of COVID-19 and is in close contact with our network of community providers, UVMHN-Central Vermont Medical Center, the Vermont Department of Health, VNAs of Vermont, and the Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living (DAIL). The safety of our patients and staff is a priority and we are following protocols from the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health and coordinating efforts with local physicians and other partners. We will keep this page updated with new alerts and recommendations.

Service Updates

  • CVHHH is currently open and is continuing to care for current patients and is accepting new referrals.
  • Foot Care Clinics are closed through April 30. Please contact Ashley Lafirira, RN, our Foot Care Clinic Coordinator with any questions.
  • Grief & Bereavement Support services are being offered remotely, via Zoom. Please contact Diana Moore via email, dmoore@cvhhh.org or at 224-2241 for call-in information.

Read Now >> Derek Kouwenhoven, MSN, RN, our Director of Clinical Services, talks about how CVHHH is utilizing telehealth and telemonitors to remotely care for our patients during the pandemic.

Listen Now >> Sandy Rousse, CVHHH CEO, and Jill Olson, VNAs of Vermont Executive Director, speak with WDEV Radio’s Dave Gram about CVHHH’s, and the VNAs of Vermont’s, response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read Now >> Steven Mills, of the Times-Argus, wrote a short piece about how CVHHH and the Central Vermont Council on Aging are continuing to provide essential services to central Vermonters.

Helpful Links

Please remember to take these easy steps to help stop the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Do not wear a face mask. Face masks are more effective at keeping germs in than they are at keeping germs out. If you are sick, stay home to rest and avoid going out into public places. Call your health care provider.
  • If you traveled to affected locations within the past two weeks or have been in close contact (within 6 feet) with a person with COVID-19, and develop a fever, cough or have difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider right away.
  • Practice social distancing. Here is a helpful link from the Vermont Department of Health on social distancing.

If you have any questions, please contact our office 802-223-1878.