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 risk to residents remains “very low,” according to the Vermont Department of Health.
Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, continues to dominate the overdose deaths. Between January and June, the drug was involved in 88 of the opioid deaths among state residents.
While the lesser level of fluoride in the town’s water will not cause immediate harm, community water fluoridation is “an important foundational preventive measure” that has benefits over a long period of time, according to a state official.
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.
As of Oct. 1, Canada is lifting vaccination and testing requirements for people crossing into the country.