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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.

DUXBURY — The next three weeks on the calendar is full for the Harwood Unified Union School District board as it moves through the typical January budget exercise ahead of Town Meeting Day, this year on March 1.

BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School was closed Thursday because of an unidentified burning smell, according to school officials, who also noted that the school had been hit hard by COVID this week.

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PLAINFIELD — Local officials have adopted a mask mandate with the goal of supporting town businesses.


The Vermont Department of Corrections reported late Tuesday that four new incarcerated cases of COVID-19 were detected, one each at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans, Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, a…

Once again, the record has been broken for new cases of COVID-19 among Vermonters after the Vermont Department of Health posted on Tuesday that 1,727 cases of COVID had been identified on Monday.

MONTPELIER — Congressional and state leaders say they are committed to investing in the state’s nursing industry with Vermont dealing with a nursing shortage that’s been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.


What just happened? When it comes to the year that’s just ended that depends on which one of central Vermont’s “Twin Cities” you call home.

On Monday, Killington Resort’s website was updated to say the resort would reinstate a mask mandate, which requires all guests and employees, vaccinated or not, to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth while indoors or riding gondolas, “out of an abundance of caution to protect our …

Vermont set a new record for the number of cases of COVID identified in one day with 940 cases reported by the Vermont Department of Health on Wednesday.

As cases of COVID-19 rise across the country as consequence of the highly transmissible omicron variant, state officials said Tuesday they are working to get more rapid tests to Vermonters.

MONTPELIER — State officials said they were caught by surprise when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention halved the number of days someone who tested positive for the coronavirus and is asymptomatic needs to isolate.

Proponents of the Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which helps residents affected by the pandemic to pay their rent and avoid the risk of being homeless, are hoping more people will apply.

PLAINFIELD — A possible mask mandate will be discussed next week in a continuation of a conversation started last week by local officials.

MONTPELIER — State officials say the federal government has sent some personnel to Vermont to help with the strain on the hospital system as the state braces for a post-Christmas surge in coronavirus cases.

MONTPELIER — State officials say Vermont is dealing with a post-Thanksgiving surge in coronavirus cases, with hospitalizations reaching record levels.

Five weeks after expanding their vaccination efforts to include children aged 5 to 11, health care officials are seeing a slightly slower uptake than what was seen with teens but 44% have gotten at least one shot as of Friday, according to Kelly Dougherty, deputy commissioner of the Vermont …

Like many local governments around the state in recent days, the Waterbury Select Board on Monday will take up the question of whether to enact a local mandate to wear face masks to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In a commentary published Tuesday, Dr. Harry Chen, former commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health and chair of the Vermont COVID Vaccine Implementation Advisory Board, called for a mask mandate to be imposed for people indoors in public places.

BARRE — Business owners and residents in the Granite City made it clear they do not want a mask mandate and the City Council obliged.

Health care leaders in Vermont say they are preparing to respond to omicron, the latest identified variant of the COVID-19 virus, although it hadn’t been identified in the state as of Monday afternoon.

With new COVID case numbers continuing to be high in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott encouraged all Vermonters to get vaccination booster shots and called a special session of the Legislature for Monday for “the sole purpose of passing legislation narrowly tailored to grant municipalities the autho…

MONTPELIER — The state’s top health official says “the pandemic is not over.”

MONTPELIER — The state’s Democratic legislative leadership sharply criticized Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Monday for not taking more action to mandate masks and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont. However, they did indicate lawmakers will act if they have to.

BARRE — The lull didn’t last long and two weeks after suggesting COVID-19 cases appeared to have “peaked” in the Barre Unified Union School District, Interim Superintendent Chris Hennessey told the School Board he spoke too soon.

Following a week that saw record numbers of positive COVID-19 cases reported statewide — and with case rates not anticipated to decrease anytime soon, according to state projections — K-12 schools are feeling the strain.

MONTPELIER — The state’s top health official says there are multiple factors at play as to why there’s been a sharp increase in virus activity in Vermont.

MONTPELIER — Six of the first seven school-based COVID-19 clinics for central Vermont’s youngest students are already full — a signal many parents don’t need much prodding with respect to the just-approved Pfizer vaccine.

State and local officials renewed their call for vaccinations on Thursday as Vermont hit a record 487 new cases of COVID-19.

BARRE TOWN — Local officials have some ideas for how they want to spend the $2.3 million in federal pandemic relief dollars Barre Town has been awarded, specifically line projects, but they want to hear from residents, as well.

MONTPELIER — State officials say they are ready to get vaccine shots in arms for 5- to 11-year-olds, possibly as soon as Thursday, after the shots received federal approval late Tuesday.