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Covid-19 Roundup: More senior site testing; 21 new cases, 1 new death; Prisoner move upsets St. J

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Nurses take visitors' temperatures, ask questions about respiratory symptoms and dispense hand sanitizer at screening stations at every entrance to the Central Vermont Medical Center. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

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The state reported 21 new Covid-19 cases and one new death Monday, and is conducting blanket testing at two high-risk facilities, the Vermont Veteran’s Home in Bennington and Decker Towers, a senior housing complex in Burlington. See VTDigger's story

St. Johnsbury officials are demanding that the state corrections department take more steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to its town after what the town manager termed a “reckless” decision to move so many inmates who recently tested for the coronavirus to the Northeast Correctional Complex. See VTDigger's story

Remote learning has presented challenges to school districts, who say that some students are just not keeping in touch. While the state is being lenient on attendance, officials worry about the students who are not checking in. See VTDigger's story

Grocery stores are reporting difficulty in procuring face masks for their workers, even as their customers heed recommendations from the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health to wear them when out doing errands. See VTDigger's story 

The Vermont Multilingual Coronavirus Communication Task Force is working to get info out on Covid-19 to refugee communities. It's sent out videos in more than a dozen languages, among other actions. See VTDigger's story

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Cate Chant

About Cate

Cate Chant is a news editor at VTDigger. Her professional life has included various aspects of publishing, including graphic arts, writing and editing. She has lived off and on in Vermont; her latest return was in 2002 after 11 years in western Massachusetts. She had her start in journalism as a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass., and was a copy editor there for many years. She was a western Massachusetts stringer for The Boston Globe for 4½ years. Most recently, she was a copy editor for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in East Montpelier with her husband, Steve Belitsos, and their twins, Luke and Libby.

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