Bethel-Royalton Transfer Station Pandemic Response Actions

As part of the effort to fight the risk of community spread of COVID-19, we ask for your support and cooperation in implementing the following:

We are TEMPORARILY unable to accept and distribute books and clothing at this time.

We are limiting foot traffic in the cashier’s office to 1 person at a time. Please be patient with each other and maintain a 6’ distance while waiting in line.

We are increasing the frequency of sanitizing counters, door handles, cart handles, etc.

Stay home if you’re not feeling well or have been sick in the last two weeks !!

Consider wearing disposable gloves. Let’s face it, a lot of people come through our doors, use the carts and touch the door handles.

Consider electing one family member to bring the trash and recycling to the transfer station. The less people out and about, the better.

With your help, we can continue to serve the community while being mindful of the health of our employees and customers.

Jenn Bartleman, Facility Manager

Public Notices

Blood Drive at the Stockbridge Central School 3/21/2020

Please see the flyer below with details and instructions to make your appointment.  This is a great way to help your community.

Blood Drive 03-21-2020

Meals Announcement

Stockbridge Central School will begin offering bag lunches & breakfasts to children 18 years of age and younger tomorrow (Tuesday March 17th).  We will be offering curbside pickup and delivery of these meals from 11-1.  All meals will be served free of charge.  Please take a moment to fill out the online survey for the number of meals needed.  This form was emailed out and posted on our Facebook page.  If you can not access this electronically please call the school by 8:30 am to RSVP the number of meals needed.  As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call me at school at 234-9248 or email me at  Please stay healthy & safe!

Link to order meals


3-16-2020 EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Stockbridge and COVID-19

The Town of Stockbridge Selectboard is taking decisive action in response to the COVID-19 public health threat. Governor Scott has declared a State of Emergency. Emergency management operations are in place and being enacted.

For up-to-date COVID-19 information please go to the Vermont Department of Health guidance documents at

If you have a request for support from the town for services or other concerns, please email You will receive a response as soon as possible.

The following actions are being taken in Stockbridge:

The Town Office is closed to the public as of Monday, March 16. The staff will be available to provide documents and information via telephone and email during the normal office hours Tues-Thurs 8am-4:30pm and Fri 8am-noon. Contact or call 746-8400.

  • Employees are not allowed to come to work with a fever or any other flu-like symptoms.
  • All governance continuity plans are being updated
  • The Fire Department and First Responders are following the COVID-19 guidelines issued by White River Valley Ambulance.
  • There are many sources of information regarding COVID-19. Please use the official links to the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health to get up to date information.
  • The Selectboard will continue to monitor the CDC, VT Department of Health, and Vermont SEOC recommendations and take actions as required.

The safety and health of Stockbridge residents is the town official’s primary concern.

Links Below:

The Center for Disease Control 

The Vermont Department of Health

WRVSU for School information


Town of Stockbridge update on COVID-19.

On Monday (3/9), the Governor ordered the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to support the ongoing work of the Vermont Department of Health – Health Operations Center and expand the capacity of state government to coordinate the COVID-19 response. The SEOC activated at 7:30 am Wednesday (3/11/20) and will continue operations daily from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, for the foreseeable future.

The Selectboard is currently working on gathering accurate information in order to develop specific plans for dealing with the now declared pandemic of COVID-19 at the local level.  The Selectboard will be reviewing the information and be discussing at the next board meeting on 3/19/2020.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Much is still unknown about how the virus spreads. Take these everyday preventive actions 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.
  • If you feel ill, call your doctor.

The links below are continuously being updated with new information as it is available.  Please keep a close eye on the guidance being generated by the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.