In the age of Covid-19, Vermont Humanities strives to continue to offer cultural programming safely and in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. This includes community hosted events such as our Speakers Bureau events, Reading and Discussion series, or Vermont Reads programs.
Hosting Online Events
When contemplating whether to host an event consider whether the event can be done virtually. Virtual online events remain the safest option to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Zoom Best Practices Video
We’ve created a short video outlining our recommendations for our First Wednesdays lecture series hosts in using Zoom. Many of these tips are included in our Suggestions for Using Zoom document (PDF).
Other Resources about Hosting Online Events
- Vermont Humanities’ Suggestions for Using Zoom (PDF)
- How to Host a Successful Virtual Event: Tips and Best Practices by Katie Sehl
- Zoom’s Best Practices for Hosting a Digital Event
- How to Make the Most of Zoom for Every Kind of Event by Ben Drain
- Google’s Get more out of Google Meet with these tips.
- How to Host a Virtual Book Club: 7 Important Tips by Francis Bogan
Hosting In-Person Events
If you do plan to host an in-person event, please be sure that you are able to follow the most current and up-to-date health and safety guidelines provided by the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC. Please be sure that you are able to follow these guidelines thoroughly to ensure the health and safety of your speaker and guests! If you have any doubts, we encourage you to connect with the event hosts and participants, or postpone your event until it is safer to meet in person.
Other Resources about In-Person Events
- Vermont Department of Libraries Coronavirus Information
- State of Vermont guidance for mitigating and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace
- State of Vermont Roadmap for Reopening
- Vermont Historical Society COVID Guidance for Local Historical Societies
- Vermont Art Council’s COVID-19 Response and Resources