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.

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On a hot May day, the Vermont Foodbank, the Abbey Group and the National Guard held the first Farmers to Families food box distribution, offering USDA-funded boxes of produce, meat, and dairy products, along with “Meals Ready to Eat” from FEMA.

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The Bijou theater in Morrisville has rolled the end credits on a drive-in movie experiment it launched in a pandemic that literally turned the Cineplex inside out.

The Morristown Development Fund Committee is administering COVID-19 economic relief grants funded by a $50,000 revolving loan fund. All Morristown qualifying businesses may apply for a $2,500 grant, intended to provide recovery relief support for COVID-19 related issues.

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Smaller ski resorts may benefit from Vail Resorts’ August announcement of its winter season plans. For example, the Colorado operator of Stowe Mountain Resort takes all the heat for its 2020-21 plan, enabling others to adjust accordingly.

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The custodial crew at Peoples Academy in Morristown is fighting invisible particles with invisible particles in a battle between high-tech air and surface cleaners and a pernicious virus.

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Stowe has pulled the plug this year on what has become a Halloween tradition in recent years. The town will not close Maple Street to traffic so masked youngsters can take to the street, delivering scares, in search of candy.

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Stretching a dollar to see just how far it could go got Shelburne about 1.5 miles of fresh pavement this summer. It was about 3 miles less than what the town hoped to pave with the original budget that voters approved on Town Meeting Day.

Coronavirus: Business Operations

Information about coronavirus

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Most people who get the illness will have mild flu-like symptoms. People who are elderly or have severe underlying chronic health conditions will have more serious symptoms and may need to be hospitalized.

The primary symptoms of coronavirus include a fever, cough and difficulty breathing. If you experience those symptoms, phone your doctor or health care provider. Symptoms typically begin 2-14 days after exposure to the disease.

Don’t call 911 or go directly to an emergency room unless the situation is life-threatening.

Questions about coronavirus? Need assistance? Call 211 to connect with the right people. If you cannot reach 211, call 866-652-4636.

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These resources provide current updates and information on COVID-19:

Situation Summary (CDC)

Status of Coronavirus in Vermont (VT Dept. of Health)

  • What You Need to Know
  • Current Activity in Vermont (See Map)
  • What Vermont is Doing
  • Updates

Vermont State Response & Resources (Office of Gov. Phil Scott)

Guidelines on Travel in the U.S. (CDC)

Global Travel Updates (CDC)

Health Tips for Prevention (CDC)

Vermont Unemployment Benefits (VT Dept. of Labor)

COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center (VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development)

  • Resources for Business
  • Resources for Individuals
  • Resources for Communities
  • Cross State Travel (See Map)

Mortgage and Rental Assistance

Personal Economic Assistance Programs (VT Dept. for Children and Families)

Vermont COVID-19 Modeling (VT Dept. of Financial Regulation)

COVID-19 ARCHIVE: Images and Stories from Vermont

World Health News

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From coffee that smells like burning tires, to garlic that smells like garbage, a growing number of people who contracted Covid-19 are reporting foul smells and tastes after getting sick.

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Slumber Yard consulted several trusted health sources, such as Mayo Clinic and Healthline, to compile a list of 15 common sleep disorders and their symptoms.

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The number of people in Wyoming who were being hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment rose to 73 on Monday, a higher total than at any previous point in the pandemic.

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The US continues to report an upward trend in new coronavirus cases as Dr. Michael Osterholm warns that the next 6-12 weeks could be the darkest period of the pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

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