Former health commissioner Harry Chen is set to serve as the department’s interim commissioner.
Legislators said enforcement of the old screening process for visitors to the capitol has been nonexistent.
General statewide levels remain “low,” but case counts have been rising, according to the health department.
The pandemic led to an uptick in mental health issues, including suicide, across the state. Public health experts are trying to push back with knowledge.
The federal agency has said health care facilities in areas with low, moderate or substantial Covid transmission can drop mask mandates, but some experts have concerns about the safety of the new policy.
The latest booster shot targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains, providing increased protection against the dominant variants in Vermont.
Hospital admissions have risen in recent weeks but remain far below surge levels.
More people seeking abortions in Vermont are turning to medication to do it, thanks to new regulations that make it easier than ever.
The state hit its lowest PCR testing level since the earliest days of the pandemic.
Eappen, a Boston-based physician and hospital administrator, is set to replace Dr. John Brumsted, who is retiring from the state’s largest healthcare provider after more than a decade.
Metrics like cases and hospitalizations that increased last week are back down again, the Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday.
Availability at certain Vermont pharmacies and walk-in clinics starts Wednesday. The booster is designed to target the now-dominant variants of the virus and is recommended for everyone 12 and older.
The FEMA program has received applications related to just one-third of the people statewide who have died of the virus, according to its own data.
The Vermont Department of Health reported a rise in Covid metrics this week, but still rated the state as “low” overall.