As of Monday, a ban on multi-household gatherings was back in effect except for outdoor, masked gatherings with one other household.
The federal guidance is “not only complex, but almost a formula for failure,” says Health Commissioner Mark Levine.
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Looking at the 1,000 or more lives saved in 2020 — and the value we placed on each other — makes me proud to be a Vermonter.
The health department also reported four new deaths Wednesday, bringing the total to 134.
The state will not designate workers other than those in health care as priorities, Human Services Secretary Mike Smith said, as those frontline worker labels cause “divisiveness.”
A town-by-town look shows places with the highest Covid rates by population in the past two weeks were Killington, Baltimore, St. Albans City, Craftsbury, Greensboro and Lemington.
As with other holiday weekends, the number of tests performed over the past few days dropped compared to previous weeks.
Burlington’s median income is far behind the median income for Chittenden County. What’s driving this disparity, and how do lawmakers plan to address it?
Vermont’s almost 630,000 residents are being sorted into groups, and the first — health care workers and long-term care residents and staff — are getting the vaccine now. People in the next group will be announced next week. Then comes the rest of the population.
Michael Pieciak, commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation, said Tuesday that 70% of deaths in the most recent wave were linked to long-term care facilities.
Restrictions will be dialed back from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, then buttoned up again to track if there’s an uptick in Covid-19 cases.
Chittenden County, the state’s most populous county, reported the most cases Monday with 35, but its latest wave appears to be slowly declining. Its three-day average is 34, compared to a three-day average of 45 ten days ago.
The chamber will ask lawmakers to establish a registration system to ensure compliance with tax, health and safety questions.