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.

South Burlington elementary and middle school students will up their face-to-face learning from four to five days a week in early May, less than two months before the last day of school, according to Superintendent David Young’s newsletter last Friday.

The high school winter sports season in Vermont was a turbulent one, with squads playing far fewer games and several schools pulling out of the playoffs completely after students tested positive for COVID-19.

A few weeks ago, I was playing in the snow, building my own Frosty the Snowman in the backyard. Now, the snow has all gone, the land is green, the trees are budding, the birds are chirping, and a whole new spring is coming again.

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity welcomes the news that the state will be vaccinating people experiencing homelessness beginning next week.

It’s a tumultuous time in Lamoille North school district, as it has been across Vermont and the nation, but vaccination rollouts have brought some signs of hope, even as coronavirus cases in the state and county grow.

For several high school sports teams this winter, the opponent that knocked them out of the playoffs wasn’t another team, but COVID-19.

No human pyramids, nor calls to pump, pump, pump it up were allowed at the State Cheerleading Competition last month because of COVID restrictions on school sports.

As the news of a new, highly contagious virus swept through the nation, changing life, it became abundantly clear that caregivers, sewers and tailors, cooks, cleaners and many others with unique skills and trades would be in-demand.

Last week, Gov. Phil Scott recognized Wake Robin residents for jumping into the fight against COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic by making personal protective equipment.

Coronavirus: Business Operations

Information about coronavirus

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:

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine (VT Dept. of Health)

  • If eligible, you can register online for the vaccine at this link: healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine
  • There are enough appointments for everyone who is eligible. Appointments are required. Clinics cannot accept walk-ins.
  • Watch a video on how to make your appointment online: youtu.be/4baPyZvfiz4
  • For those who cannot sign up for a vaccination appointment online, call: 855-722-7878. (The call center will be open Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Even if your group is not yet eligible to be vaccinated, you can still get a head start on the process by creating an account in the system: vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration
  • Find answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

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

Vermont 2-1-1 Database

United Way of Lamoille County: COVID-19 Resources

World Health News

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CNN's Jim Acosta talks with Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University about the coronavirus surge Michigan is experiencing, and Texas governor Greg Abbott's claim that, despite admittedly not knowing what herd immunity is, Texas is close to reaching it.

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As the US set a new single-day vaccine record with 4.6 million doses administered in a day, Michigan grapples with a rise of Covid-19 cases. CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro reports.

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The founder of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival speaks to CNN's Victor Blackwell about why his event plans to require proof of vaccinations even after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order banning Covid-19 "vaccine passports."

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