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Covid-19 Roundup: 4 new cases; Homeless amid the pandemic

Pamela Williams, who is currently homeless, adjusts her face mask as she describes her experience living at the Holiday Inn in South Burlington on Friday, June 19, 2020. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

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When Covid-19 hit Vermont, officials scrambled to get people residing in group shelters into individual hotel rooms to allow for social distancing. And it worked. Only one person who was homeless tested positive for the disease. None have died. Now the state is determining how to transition out hundreds of people who have found respite in hotel rooms. Read VTDigger’s story

UVM professors say they are concerned about the health risks related to students returning to campus in the fall. As frustrations grow, United Academics — UVM’s faculty union — is preparing to file an unfair labor practice complaint against the university. Read VTDigger’s story

Vermonters will miss out on one of the state’s long-running fall traditions this year: the bus tours that carry thousands of people from elsewhere to view the foliage and experience popular tourist attractions. The impact of Covid-19 is already hitting the fall of 2021. Read VTDigger’s story

Given the challenges rural communities and health care systems in the Twin States faced even before Covid-19, Dartmouth College researchers said they were surprised to find that they have so far adapted well to the additional challenges of the pandemic. Read the Valley News story

Vermont homes for sale, already in short supply before the Covid-19 crisis, are in even higher demand now as a number of factors suppress supply and increase the number of buyers. Read VTDigger’s story

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