Vermont Reads 2021

“We Contain Multitudes”
by Sarah Henstra

Hosting Events in the Age of Covid

As we roll out the 2021 Vermont Reads program, we acknowledge that the world is still affected by Covid-19.  Vermont Humanities strives to offer safe cultural programming 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.  

Consider making your events flexible enough to be presented virtually if in-person programming is not advisable. 

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). 

Hosting In-Person Events

As you plan your in-person event, please be sure that you follow the most current and up-to-date health and safety guidelines provided by the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC. This may include, but is not limited to, requiring masks and practicing social distancing. Please be very sure that you can follow these guidelines thoroughly! If you have any doubts, we encourage you to postpone your event until it is safer to meet in person.