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


Your local guide to the global outbreak.

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Stowe’s town government likely won’t show a deficit for the fiscal year that ended Tuesday, but future projects will take a hit.

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Fireworks, barbecue and patriotic displays — these are the hallmarks of any Independence Day celebration, even in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic, albeit in sometimes different ways.

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The calendar turning to July typically means Lamoille County’s only agricultural fair is just around the corner. But, not this year.

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Restaurants are taking reservations, beer taps are flowing and retail stores are open to walk-ins as Gov. Phil Scott eases pandemic-related restrictions on the economy.

Over the past few months, our lives at work and at home have been upended by COVID-19. We have experienced a great deal of uncertainty and worry about our wellbeing and about the health of our communities on all levels.

The Stowe Farmers Market went through a lot of ups and downs before opening five weeks ago, and — with restrictions lifting and tourists coming to town — organizers are still trying to find a balance of safety, hospitality, and prosperity for both vendors and patrons.

Stowe Police Chief Donald Hull failed to properly quarantine after returning from a vacation to Montana last month, despite being told to do so by his boss.

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Stowe Mountain Resort was forced to end its winter season nearly a month early because of the coronavirus, but it will open around the usual time for summertime fun — albeit of a decidedly low-key variety.

Coronavirus: Business Operations

    View the latest updates on business operations (including town services, restaurants, activities, lodging and shops) and events. As Vermont slowly begins to reopen, the information can change rapidly, so please check with a business before going there.

      The South Burlington Business Association is updating its members weekly regarding which businesses are open, what hours, and which services are being provided. Members should send this information to the SBBA if they want it posted. 

        "To our Lamoille County Neighbors: There will be plenty of information coming out over the next several weeks. We will specialize in providing information that pertains to our local businesses and services."

        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.


        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)

        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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        Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the US, and health experts are warning that if Americans don't take precautions this weekend, the holiday could fuel a surge in new cases. CNN's Jason Carroll has more.

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        Gabrielle Ellison, a bar owner in Texas who is suing the governor, defends wanting to keep her bar open despite health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, encouraging Americans to stop congregating in bars.

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