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.

Hyde Park and Johnson elementary schools have both seen three school community members test positive for COVID-19, a total of six cases in the two weeks since the school year began, rocking the delicate sense of normalcy marking the school year’s return.

The Lamoille South school district claims a high vaccination rate among its staff and students, but is not tracking actual numbers or requiring vaccinations, even as other school districts have chosen to do so.

To honor Vermonters lost to COVID-19, Vermont Interfaith Action hosts a memorial service on the lawn of the Statehouse in Montpelier Sunday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m.

A growing population of aging Vermonters and their desire to age-in-place has created a demand for at-home care and the nurses that provide it, as well as non-degreed caretakers.

The mornings here at Stowe High School have been much more energetic than I’ve seen in the past year and a half since COVID first hit our town. Finally, nearly the entire student body has returned to the building, and seeing the faces of peers that I hadn’t been able to connect with prior to this year has been both exciting and a bit overwhelming.

Vermont Day School in Shelburne went back to school Sept. 1. 

A surging wave of COVID-19 cases is taking a great toll on an already beleaguered workforce of nurses as beds fill with the unvaccinated and they find themselves ever on the frontlines of overwhelmed hospitals across the country.

There was a sense of a new normal about the first day of school in Stowe this week, with the kids stepping off in their spiffy new outfits, oversized backpacks and smiles in their eyes above their masks.

World Health News

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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta took on one of the hardest interviews, taking questions from children. He met with elementary students in Atlanta to answer their questions about Covid-19 and how to stay safe. They spoke outside in masks in compliance with school policy.

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In the earliest days of the pandemic, why did scientists, first consider, then quickly dismiss that this virus could be bio-engineered? A CNN special report, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, delves into the potential origins of the virus that caused the pandemic. -- Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. However, they did recommend a more limited step: emergency use authorization for people 65 and older, and for peop…

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Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. CNN's Don Lemon discusses the decision with medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner.

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Pro sports mobility coach Dana Santas teaches six exercises you can do without equipment to increase strength, mobility and durability.

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Whether you're dealing with anxiety, fighting an illness, or want to feel your best, a good night's sleep is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you sleep better.

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