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.

With vaccination rates across the state at over 80 percent, Gov. Phil Scott lifted all COVID-19 restrictions at midnight Tuesday.

The statewide eviction moratorium, which has kept many Vermonters housed through the pandemic, will expire in less than 30 days, since Gov. Phil Scott did not renew the state of emergency this week.

With more than 82.9 percent of its population vaccinated, Lamoille County tied Chittenden out of the state’s 14 counties with the highest vaccination rates, and both helped push the state over the 80 percent threshold Scott demanded before he would lift all pandemic mitigation measures.

In March, as many Vermonters waited to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, organizers of LACiNg Up For Cancer faced a tough decision about whether to hold its annual walk to raise money for families battling the disease.

South Burlington City Council lifted the local mask ordinance last week, allowing fully vaccinated people to reveal the bottom half of their face for the whole world to see. But even folks with all their shots might still have to mask-up inside some businesses.

Despite the state’s planned reopening in July — if not sooner — many expect Vermonters to stick to the outdoors when it comes to summer recreation.

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
  • Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated, regardless of residency.
  • 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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