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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Barbara Godfrey, of South Burlington, gets a ride to her vaccination appointment on Feb. 25 from David Chenette of the St. John Vanney Parish Mercy Corps. If you need to a lift to a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, the St. John Vianney Parish Mercy Corps can provide one. Call in advance at 864-4166, ext 204, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule. This service is availab…

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Along with February report cards, South Burlington elementary school principals sent a letter asking families to accept the reality that it is unlikely kids will catch up to academic benchmarks by June.

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Can’t believe we have reached Town Meeting Day week? Already eight weeks have passed legislating virtually in the 2021 Vermont legislative session, looking forward to a May adjournment.

Stowe High School hosts a two-day COVID-19 testing clinic this weekend amid reports that the town has registered more virus cases than any other in Lamoille County during the past two weeks.

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Town Meeting Day a well-attended, paragon of participatory democracy in Vermont, has suffered this year because of COVID-19 bans on gathering — but was the tradition headed out before the pandemic?

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Town Meeting Day a well-attended, paragon of participatory democracy in Vermont, has suffered this year because of COVID-19 bans on gathering — but was the tradition headed out before the pandemic?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with sports worldwide — canceling competitions, shortening seasons, pro teams playing to empty seats and drastic drops in revenue.

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:

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

  • People age 65 years and older can make appointments at all locations. Starting March 8, Vermonters ages 55+ with certain high-risk health conditions are eligible for vaccines. On March 15, that will be expanded to include ages 16+ with certain high-risk health conditions. There are enough appointments for everyone who is eligible. Appointments are required. Clinics cannot accept walk-ins.
  • You can register online for the vaccine at this link: healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine
  • 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 age 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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Dr. William Schaffner, professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says that the Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan needs to speak with his health commissioner about the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Schaffner tells CNN's Jim Sciutto that all 3 approved vaccines are "in the sa…

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CNN's Erin Burnett and Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the governors of Texas and Mississippi deciding to ease their coronavirus restrictions, even completely lifting mask mandates, amid the pandemic.

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