This page contains all of the Vermont Community Newspaper Group’s coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

ALERT

Your local guide to the global outbreak.

While both districts have avoided the full-on closures that others in the state have faced due to teacher and student absences for COVID-19 quarantining, they have both undoubtedly suffered from the spread of this extremely contagious strain of the virus.

The Manor, a nursing home in Morrisville, is among 10 different long-term care facilities in Vermont currently suffering from an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, with 13 cases recorded at the facility as of Tuesday.

More people, more services. More services, more money. That’s the basic formula that will determine Stowe’s operating budget next fiscal year.

As you may know, there has been a great influx of federal dollars to states in order to respond to the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus. In terms of schools, this is known as Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER funding.

Vermont Everyone Eats, the COVID-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters while supporting local restaurants, farmers and food producers, will continued through April 1.

Due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases and public health concern, the winter carnival scheduled for Jan. 15 has been canceled.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- You've gotten vaccinated. You've gotten boosted. You wear your mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands — you do everything you've been asked to do to protect yourself and others.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The latest shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda this weekend signaled a noteworthy achievement: The COVAX program, a United Nations-backed program providing poorer countries with vaccines, has now shipped one billion of the doses to combat the coronavirus in 144 countries.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Surgeons recently transplanted a genetically modified pig's heart into a man with life-threatening heart failure. The successful surgery became a medical first that is raising hopes of a new, viable alternative for people at risk of dying before limited human cadaver hearts become available and for those too sick or ineligible for human heart transplantation.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Power outages are becoming more frequent in the United States, and a new study highlights one consequence of prolonged blackouts: carbon monoxide poisonings.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of nursing homes have been a particularly at-risk group throughout the pandemic, and the advent of the fast-spreading Omicron variant has them facing another wave of infections and deaths, new data shows.

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Are you among the 'vaxxed and done'? As Americans enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are willing to keep getting boosted -- but they also want to reap the rewards of their good behavior rather than maintain masking and other measures that protect the unvaccinated. Read more

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Parents struggling with infant feeding issues may have another reason to persevere: New research ties feeding problems with an increased risk of developmental delays.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts can develop a condition called space anemia because their bodies destroy more red blood cells than normal when in space, a groundbreaking study shows.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccines protect children against serious illness, even when the vaccine doesn't match the circulating flu virus, according to a new study that reinforces the importance of flu shots.

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MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is a daunting challenge for anyone, but a new international study suggests that women may struggle more than men to kick the habit.

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