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

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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

Legislative leaders might allow joint assemblies and committee hearings in-person at the Statehouse this summer and fall, in a test run for what the Legislature’s 2022 session may look like.

Champlain Valley Union High School senior Mackenzie Marcus is looking forward to prom because she can finally visit with the friends she has rarely seen since last spring.

Legislating through COVID over the past 12 months has been challenging as we balanced the state’s ongoing needs while serving impacted Vermonters during the implosion of our economic, civic, and personal lives.

After being shut down for over a year, the upgraded Ethan Allen Express is poised to come back in 2022 with its services expanding to Burlington.

With guidance on Vermont graduations and proms released just in late April, Kelly Keefe, a special educator and faculty advisor for Lamoille Union High School’s prom, has found herself planning an event — which normally takes months — in the span of weeks.

Following last year’s unconventional but seemingly successful walk across the stage,students in the class of 2021 will once again graduate at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 11, at 3 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on the collective responsibility we have for the health of our neighbors. From mask wearing to social distancing, Lamoille residents have stepped up to protect the health of everyone in the county. Now, as we move into the next phase, it’s time to plan strategically and build strong health outcomes for our community.

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)

  • Register online for the vaccine at this link: healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine
  • There are enough appointments for everyone who is eligible. Appointments are required (except for occasional walk-in opportunities that will be announced). You will make your second-dose appointment when you get your first dose.
  • 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.)
  • 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)

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

  • Vermont Forward Plan
  • Mask Mandate
  • Relief and Recovery Programs
  • Resources for Business
  • Resources for Individuals
  • Resources for Communities
  • Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force
  • Emergency Executive Orders
  • State and Partner Resources

Vermont Unemployment Benefits (VT Dept. of Labor)

Mortgage and Rental Assistance (VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development)

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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The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. CNN's Sanjay Gupta looks at how the clinical trials unfolded.

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