Vermont hospitals are being stressed with patients, some filling the intensive care units, but the patients in those spaces are not necessarily suffering from COVID-19.

MONTPELIER — State officials say Vermont’s coronavirus numbers continue to trend in the wrong direction and Gov. Phil Scott renewed his call on residents to exercise personal responsibility to help turn the pandemic endemic.

With National Health Care Supply Chain week passing earlier this month, Andy Lamb, supply chain management director for Rutland Regional Medical Center, reflected on Friday about how staff, a statewide coordinated effort and a coalition of New England health care providers made sure the loca…

MONTPELIER — Officials continue to urge residents who can to get a vaccine booster, with more booster availability potentially on the way, as coronavirus cases increase after a lull.

School officials are raising concerns about the state’s rollout of a new testing program, arguing they lack the capacity to pull it off.

During a pandemic that has strained the resources and staff of health care providers across the state and throughout the country, it is more important than ever to educate the public and potential health care workers and recruit and retain qualified employees, according to Jennifer Scott, ex…

MONTPELIER — Officials say, in an effort to reduce student absences, students will soon be able to take antigen tests instead of quarantining after close contact with a positive coronavirus case.

PLAINFIELD — The union that represents faculty and staff at Goddard College’s Plainfield campus wants a mask mandate for those on campus, but the school’s president says that’s because some employees don’t want to get vaccinated and want to wear masks instead.

While the insurance companies in some states are no longer paying for COVID treatment without a co-pay for customers, Vermont still requires the companies pay for treatment and testing at no charge.

MONTPELIER — Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will be available starting Friday to people in Vermont who are 80 or older, according to state officials.

PLAINFIELD — Footing the bill for the replacement of water and sewer lines for the Route 2/Main Street intersection fix, fixing a road to the town forest and air purifiers for the Plainfield Co-op were some of the ideas floated Tuesday for the use of federal pandemic relief funds.

MONTPELIER — While coronavirus cases are up in Vermont, likely due to the Labor Day weekend, Gov. Phil Scott said increased cases alone will not cause him to declare another state of emergency.

Vermont’s largest one-day total of COVID cases was actually for more than one day, state officials said Thursday.

BARRE TOWN — Officials are waiting until “soon” arrives and the rules are finalized to figure out how to use $2.3 million in federal pandemic relief dollars.

Since he bought Muckenschnabel’s, John Cioffi Jr. said he has had trouble staffing the longstanding Rutland bar

PLAINFIELD — Increased coronavirus cases have nixed the town’s Old Home Days for a second straight year and a positive case at Twinfield Union School kept kindergartners through sixth-graders home Monday.

Enacting a policy similar to the one announced by UVM earlier this month, Rutland Regional Medical Center will require all its employees be vaccinated by Oct, 1 and is tightening its conditions for visitors after the number of COVID patients hospitalized in Vermont and Rutland County increas…

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is resisting calls from top lawmakers to reinstate coronavirus pandemic restrictions, saying now is not the time to reimpose a state of emergency order.

Women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing but who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 should get the vaccine, according to Dr. Robin Leight, medical director of Rutland Women’s Healthcare at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC).

While K-12 schools across Vermont will return to in-person instruction this fall, some still plan to offer a virtual option.

Programs that can help Vermonters with overdue utility bills and rent are available — along with help to apply to them. Some local officials say the programs have more capacity to help than applicants currently asking for help.

Following direction from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state officials, including Gov. Phil Scott, said some Vermonters are eligible for booster vaccination shots but added they’re not certain when boosters will be available for all or when vaccinations will b…

As construction prices have soared over the past year, Vermont school districts are struggling to keep upcoming projects on budget and on schedule.

With Vermont K-12 schools set to reopen in next several weeks, school districts are scrambling to fill a higher than normal number of staff positions.

WATERBURY — The spread of COVID-19 in a recent outbreak that began at Waterbury’s summer recreation day camp has reached 25 cases, according to the state Department of Health which continues to investigate the situation.

While face masks will be mandatory for Vermont K-12 students when they return to school this fall, school officials are looking for more clarity on the state’s latest pandemic-mitigation recommendations as COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise around the state.

WATERBURY — One of Waterbury’s three summer recreation camp locations was closed on Tuesday after three of the campers tested positive for COVID-19 but plans were on track to reopen for Wednesday, according to town officials.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges System is once again offering free classes to Vermonters whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic.

MONTPELIER — Officials say there's a slight uptick in coronavirus cases in the state, though they aren't concerned thanks to the state's high vaccination rate.

MONTPELIER — The state’s court system is working its way through a backlog of competency evaluations for those accused of crimes, a backlog caused by a doctor shortage.

GOSHEN — For more than 90 years, Camp Thorpe has provided an inclusive, authentic summer camp experience to people of all ages with physical and developmental needs.

Gov. Phil Scott and members of his administration said on Tuesday said they have been contacted by other states asking about the “secret” to the Green Mountain State’s vaccine success.