COVID-19 Protocols for Participation 

Putney Community Cares has chosen to pause group activities again in the Laura Heller Community Barn due to the delta variant of the COVID-19. These Protocols for Participation remain in place for any activity that might take place in the Barn. We ask that participants review and acknowledge the following protocols. If you have any questions, please contact our Coordinator, Ruby McAdoo at or (802) 387-5593.


  • Stay Home If You Are Sick: We require that you refrain from participating in any events or programs at Putney Community Cares if you are sick in any way or experiencing any possible symptoms of COVID-19, which include:

    • Fever (100. 4 F or higher)*

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

    • Chills

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle pain or aches

    • Headache

    • Sore throat

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

  • Vaccination Requirement: Anyone participating in events and programs inside the Laura Heller Community Barn should be fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals may participate in outdoor events with Putney Community Cares.  This requirement protects the well-being of all participants. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about fulfilling this requirement.

  • Mask Usage & Social Distancing: Regardless of whether an individual is vaccinated, all participants at Putney Community Cares events are required to wear masks (for indoor or outdoor events). For all events, we ask that participants maintain social distance (3-6 feet between yourself and others).  For more information on face masks, see Department of Health Guidance on Face Masks

  • Airflow & Building Use: For indoor events at the Laura Heller Community Barn, we encourage participants to open windows and doors to encourage airflow and ventilation. Putney Community Cares has a cycle of regular cleaning and sanitizing at the Barn.  We additionally encourage surface cleaning and the use of sanitizer by participants -- particularly when using any shared equipment or surfaces (such as weights for Living Strong). 

  • Maximum Capacity for Events: Putney Community Cares has paused in-person group events & classes at the Laura Heller Community Barn. This document will be updated periodically as our policy changes.