• Vermont Apr 19

    Vt. Vaccine Registration Opens for Residents 16 and Older

    Vermont is opening up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older. Registration for this final age segment opens on Monday morning. High school students ages 16 to 18 were allowed to make vaccine appointments a few days earlier, on Saturday. Last week, Vermonters aged 30 and older were eligible to make appointments. “It is remarkable and exciting…

  • Vermont Apr 17

    Vermonters Ages 16-18 Can Sign Up for Vaccines Saturday

    Gov. Phil Scott has announced that Vermonters age 16 to 18 can start signing up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Saturday, a few days earlier than originally planned. Vaccine eligibility for all Vermonters 16 and older opens Monday. This week the state opened registration to people 30 and older. As of Friday morning nearly 18,000 in that age group had…

  • Vermont Apr 6

    Vermont Gov. Scott Outlines Plan to Completely Reopen State by July 4

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday laid out a plan to completely reopen the state’s economy and normalize life by July 4 if residents continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Scott outlined his “Vermont Forward” plan, which would see the complete reopening of businesses, events and gatherings over the course of three months. “We’re in the last laps of...

  • Vermont Apr 6

    Vermont Gov. Outlines Reopening Plan, Closely Watched by Tourism Biz

    Vermont’s governor outlined a path to normalcy from the pandemic that relies on increasing levels of vaccinations and aimed at helping businesses, communities and schools. The news is being closely watched by the state’s tourism community.

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  • vaccine Jan 27

    Some Vermont Residents Frustrated by Vaccine Signup

    As Vermonters aged 75 and older sign up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next six weeks, some say they got appointments easily while some others are expressing frustration with the registration process. The state announced a website and phone number on Monday for the estimated 49,000 in that age group to register for vaccination appointments and over 21,000 had...

  • governor phil scott Jan 21

    Vt. Gov. Phil Scott Tests Negative for COVID-19 After Possible Exposure

    The governor’s office says Gov. Phil Scott has tested negative for COVID-19, after possible exposure to the coronavirus from a participant at his recent coronavirus briefing who tested positive. Scott’s press secretary says the governor will continue to quarantine and be tested again on Tuesday. Scott and five other Vermont state officials are quarantining after possible exposure at the...

  • Vermont Jan 9

    Holiday Gatherings, Travel Impacting Vt. Virus Numbers

    Vermont ranks second in the nation in the pace of receiving and administering COVID-19 vaccines per 100,000 people, Human Services Agency Secretary Mike Smith said Friday. As of Thursday night, 21,000 Vermonters had been vaccinated, he said during the state’s biweekly briefing on the coronavirus. “However we need to keep accelerating our pace of vaccinations, even as supplies remain uneven…

  • Vermont Dec 24, 2020

    Spreading Holiday Cheer in Vermont

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott called the students’ work an “inspiration to people everywhere.”

  • coronavirus in vermont Dec 24, 2020

    Vermont Given Out 30% of Allotted Vaccines, With More on the Way

    Vermont reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths in a briefing Thursday, some of the lowest rates nationwide as vaccine distribution ramps up. The state reported a seven-day positivity rate of 2.1%, while 22 people remain hospitalized and six are in intensive care units, according to Vermont Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine. More than 6,382 doses…

  • coronavirus Nov 24, 2020

    Vermont Students Asked to Go Remote if Attending Large Thanksgiving Gatherings

    Students in Vermont will not be able to start playing sports next week as planned and may have to switch to remote learning if their families partake in Thanksgiving gatherings with people outside of their households, officials said Tuesday. “We understand how difficult this is, but since we know these types of gatherings have been the cause of so many…

  • coronavirus Nov 24, 2020

    Gov: Vermont Sees ‘Concerning Growth' of Coronavirus Cases

    After months without a single coronavirus-related death in Vermont, four people have died in the last two weeks, Gov. Phil Scott said Friday. One person with coronavirus died in Vermont Thursday, raising the state’s death toll to 62. The health department reported a record daily high of 148 positive cases Thursday and 146 Friday, closing in on 3,500 cases total….

  • coronavirus Nov 18, 2020

    With COVID Rising in Vt., Including Rurally, Leaders Plead for Social Distancing

    Vermont’s governor and health commissioner Tuesday called on residents of their state to get even more serious about disease prevention, following sharp spikes in coronavirus infections recently. Gov. Phil Scott defended strict coronavirus restrictions put in place by his administration Tuesday, saying those who choose to flaunt guidelines should not call themselves patriotic. “The skeptics are right: they can...

  • coronavirus Nov 17, 2020

    Gov. Issues Call to Vermonters Amid COVID Case Spike

    Amid COVID spikes in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday called on his state to get much more serious about disease prevention and remember what made the state the healthiest in the nation this summer.

  • Vermont Nov 15, 2020

    Vermont Teachers, School Staff Set for Regular COVID Testing

    Vermont will start testing K-12 teachers and staff for COVID-19 starting next week as a strategy that health officials hope will help to track the spread of the coronavirus in communities. Teachers and school staff are not at a higher risk of contracting the illness caused by the virus but they “represent a large group of individuals in an organized…

  • coronavirus in vermont Oct 20, 2020

    Vermont COVID Outbreak Linked to Hockey Rink Grows to 30 Cases

    The outbreak of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 traced to a Montpelier hockey rink has expanded to 30, the Vermont Health Department said Monday. The cases are linked to adult and youth hockey leagues and an adult broomball league at the Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center. The Health Department is planning a pop-up testing clinic Thursday at…

  • coronavirus Oct 5, 2020

    Vermont Reports Largest 1-Day Increase in Coronavirus Cases Since Early June

    The Vermont Health Department on Monday reported 33 new cases of the coronavirus, the largest one-day increase since June 3. Statistics posted to the department’s website said that 26 of the new cases were in Addison County. Health Department and Agriculture officials planned a news conference in the afternoon to discuss the state’s investigation into an outbreak of COVID-19 at…

  • Covid-19 spread Oct 1, 2020

    Is the U.S. About to Get Hit With a ‘Third Wave' of Coronavirus Cases This Winter?

    Is a “third wave” of coronavirus cases poised to hit the U.S.? Idaho is just one state where outbreaks in college and university towns are contributing to a spike in cases. Dr. Frank Johnson, the vice president for medical affairs at St. Luke’s Clinic in Idaho, joined LX News to discuss what he’s seeing in his state and how the...

  • coronavirus Sep 29, 2020

    Gov. Scott Urges Vermonters Not to Let Their Guard Down

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott urged residents Tuesday not to let their guard down despite the state’s recent success in keeping the coronavirus in check. “We continue to do well here in Vermont, and we’re not seeing the jump in cases we thought we would at this point,” he said. But he said other parts of the country and even...

  • snow days Aug 31, 2020

    No More Snow Days? Why COVID Could Mean the End of Weather Related School Cancellations

    Some educators are already wondering if remote learning could mean the end of snow days, the unexpected days off when weather conditions make it too hard for staff and children to reach school. Bryan Olkowski, the superintendent of the Washington Central Supervisory Union in Vermont, recently floated the idea at a school board meeting. He said he brought it up…

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