The National Wastewater Surveillance System, a public health tool of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is providing funding for more municipalities to test wastewater in their sewer systems for Covid-19.
Margo Baldwin has faced criticism for promoting discredited theories about Covid-19. A plan to charter a bus to a rally organized by other skeptics fell through.
The money, distributed by the Vermont Community Broadband Board to communications union districts and internet service providers, could subsidize broadband construction as soon as this spring.
Christopher Campbell alleges three state troopers used excessive force when arresting him last February. Robert Zink, one of those troopers, has been charged with criminal assault for his conduct during the arrest.
From suspending surgeries to bringing back workers with Covid-19, hospitals across Vermont are taking extraordinary measures to deal with the Omicron variant.
Following Tuesday’s extreme cold that contributed to school closings across the state, even more intense windchills are expected Friday night and Saturday. Experts advise caution while recreating outdoors.
Since the state expanded motel room eligibility this winter, Vermonters experiencing homelessness are struggling to access rooms nearby — or any rooms at all. But the state says it’s housing everyone.
The vast majority of faculty, staff and students have followed UVM’s mandates for being vaccinated. Staff members who have not complied have been placed on administrative leave, headed for termination.
The windchill fell to below minus 30 degrees in parts of Vermont on Tuesday, canceling schools and sending some residents scrambling for fuel and shelter.
At least 536 students and staff have Covid-19. The administration offered full tuition and room and board refunds for students to withdraw from the term.
Anger over mask and vaccine mandates brought many to the rally. “It’s not a joke anymore, people are losing their jobs,” an Orwell resident said of vaccine mandates. “It’s hitting closer and closer to home. I feel like I have to do something.”
The one-year pilot program, signed into law in July, reimburses schools that serve local food to students. Some lawmakers hope to make the program permanent.