Update on Measures Being Taken by the Town of Richmond to Exercise Caution around COVID-19 as of 6/4/20

General Precautions

  • The Town Center and all municipal buildings are closed to the public
  • People are asked to call or email for any business they have with Town staff. A complete list of departments and contact information can be found at http://www.richmondvt.gov/municipal-directory/
  • Departments with staff on-site have implemented procedures to adhere to the Center for Disease Control and Vermont Department of Health guidance to ensure recommended protocols are followed including physical distancing, hand washing, sanitizing, and mask wearing.

Administrative Staff: Town Manager, Planning, Zoning, Finance

  • The Town Manager, Finance Director, Town Clerk and assistant Town Clerk are working in the office.
  • The Zoning Administrative Officer and Administrative Assistant are working mostly remotely but each are in the office about one day per week.
  • The Town Planner is working mostly remotely but is occasionally in the office.

Town Clerk’s Office

  • Closed to the public except by appointment for researchers
  • Researchers who would like to schedule an appointment should call Town Clerk Linda Parent at 802-434-2221
  • Researchers will not be allowed in the building if they have any symptoms or respiratory illness. All visitors to the building must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.
  • Researchers will be allowed primarily in the small conference room. The room and all materials the researcher touches will be disinfected after the researcher leaves.
  • People who are dropping off a payment or any other materials should use the drop-box located to the left of the main entrance to the Town Center

Richmond Free Library

  • The Richmond Free Library is closed to the public
  • The library is offering services online and curbside pick-up of lending materials
  • Summer programs are planned such as story walks, scavenger hunts, and projects you can do at home
  • The drop-box located in the Town Center parking lot near the library entrance should be used to return items to the library

Highway Dept.

  • The number of people allowed to be working on an outdoor job site has increased to the point where of The Highway Dept. is back to normal operations

Police Dept., Fire Dept., Water Resources Dept., and

  • These departments are essential to public safety and will operate with regular hours
  • Burn permits are being issued. A campfire does not require a burn permit. For anything larger than a campfire please call 802-985-8051
  • Police officers will still physically respond to major incidents such as homicides, crimes in progress, domestic assaults, and motor vehicle crashes with injuries
  • As needed, police officers may use social distancing and personal protective equipment when responding to calls for service. Any non-emergent calls for service will be handled by telephone.

Public Meetings

  • Town Board/Committee/Commission meetings will be held on their usual days and times
  • All meetings will be held virtually and will offer a call in number and link to attend online for Board/Committee/Commission members and the public