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MONTPELIER — The state’s top health official says a new subvariant of the omicron variant of the coronavirus is getting a foothold in New England.

MONTPELIER — The state's top health official says he expects the coronavirus to continue spreading in Vermont, so residents need to keep assessing their own risk when considering precautions to take.

While there has been an increased number of COVID-19 cases during the last week, Dr. Patsy Kelso, of the Vermont Department of Health, said she wouldn't call it a “surge” and said state officials aren't recommending new precautions.

MONTPELIER — The state’s top health official says he needs a bit of time to review the news before making a recommendation, but the federal government has now approved a second booster dose of vaccine for residents 50 years old and older.

Eleven sets of hands. That’s how many it takes to keep Rutland City’s Wastewater Treatment Department functioning at its best, according to Chief Operator Bob Protivansky.

MONTPELIER — State officials say Vermont will start moving away from large vaccine clinics because of less demand.

There are two question Dr. Rick Hildebrant has been getting often as Vermont moves to ease restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19: Are we going to be OK? and what do I do?

PLAINFIELD — The town’s mask mandate may have expired last week and that’s just fine with local officials.

MONTPELIER — Deaths from COVID-19 in Vermont have finally started to decrease, according to data from the state.

MONTPELIER — State officials say the coronavirus numbers continue to trend in the right direction as Vermont prepares to move to a new phase of the pandemic, one focused on an individual’s risk.

With the state’s guidance for wearing masks in schools set to end later this month, school leaders are once again considering whether masks are necessary for their local communities.

Vermont youth discussed issues related to the pandemic and beyond during a virtual town hall hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday evening.

PLAINFIELD — Local officials have renewed the town’s mask mandate for another 30 days.

A shortage of truck drivers with a CDL license is leading to a growing bottleneck as Vermont businesses and municipalities look for drivers to fill empty slots.

BARRE TOWN — Local officials have rejected the two bids they received for roof repair for the salt building because they were much higher than the available budget, something officials think may become more common with a limited number of contractors, supply chain issues and lots of federal …

CASTLETON — Castleton University men’s ice hockey is taking a charitable step forward in the coming weeks with the hosting of a first-of-its-kind “Breaking the Ice” game at 7 p.m. Feb. 11, at which all proceeds will be donated to Rutland Regional Behavioral Health.

MONTPELIER — While deaths from the coronavirus are still high in Vermont, state officials say other pandemic metrics are decreasing and encouraging.

Youth advocates and professionals joined Lt. Gov. Molly Gray on Monday for a discussion about the state of mental health care access in Vermont.

As it continues into a third year, the pandemic is proving to continue to be a special challenge to the nurses, therapists and staff members who deliver home health care, but the burden has been manageable in Vermont, according to those who work in the field.

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To those who have already received vaccinated and received a booster shot against COVID-19, it may be tempting to make assumptions about those who have not yet gotten a shot but there are a range of reasons and many of the unvaccinated may not fit into the category of “anti-vaxxer,” accordin…

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The Vermont Department of Corrections announced Friday evening that 10 incarcerated individuals tested positive for COVID-19 at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury during testing conducted Thursday.

While it remains unclear whether the cause of a glitch preventing the posting of the latest COVID information on Thursday was a software or hardware issue, the problem seems to have been resolved and new numbers were up on Friday.

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A lack of tests and shifting guidance has contributed to a bumpy rollout of the state’s new testing protocols for K-12 schools.

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The Vermont Everyone Eats program distributed two million meals as of this week, according to a news release from Southeastern Vermont Community Action.

BARRE TOWN — “Soon” has arrived and the final rule for the use of pandemic relief dollars has been released, though local officials think a last minute change may be too good to be true.

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WATERBURY – The state Department of Corrections on Saturday reported 38 incarcerated individuals and nine staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury during testing conducted Jan. 13. 

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Hospital officials say patients with COVID-19 are not as big a problem for them as staffers with the coronavirus.

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Hospital officials say patients with COVID-19 are not as big a problem for them as staffers with the coronavirus.

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Officials at the American Red Cross, responding to the “worst blood shortage in more than a decade,” are encouraging Vermonters to not only consider becoming donors but becoming regular donors.

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MONTPELIER — State officials say they are changing how contact tracing and testing is done in schools because of how quickly the omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads.