$13M in grants available to local government for Covid-19 expenses

Municipalities can now apply for reimbursement for Covid-19 expenses from the state through a grant program created by Act 137, a bill to distribute Coronavirus Relief Funds. The bill appropriated $13 million to offset costs for local governments of Covid-related expenses like hazard pay, supplies, equipment, sanitation and facilities alterations that have not already been […]


Health officials report 5 new Covid cases; note ‘end’ of Winooski outbreak

Vermont health officials reported five new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total in the state since the beginning of the outbreak in March to 1,478.  One person is hospitalized with the virus and eight people are hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases.  In a press release Wednesday, the health department noted the […]


Health department reports 11 new Covid cases

Vermont health officials reported 11 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total in the state since the beginning of the outbreak in March to 1,472.  One person is hospitalized with the virus and 11 people are hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases.  The latest death from Covid in the state was reported […]


3 Norwich University students test positive for Covid

Three of the 500 students who returned to campus this weekend at Norwich University have tested positive for the coronavirus, the school’s president announced in a community-wide letter Monday.  The students who tested positive have been notified and are in quarantine. The school says it has set aside two buildings to isolate anyone currently infected with […]


Rutland jail staffer working with Covid-19 inmates tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility who worked in an area where Covid-19 prisoners are held has tested positive for the coronavirus. Michael Smith, Vermont Agency of Human Services secretary, revealed the latest positive test at the Rutland jail during one of Gov. Phil Scott’s twice-weekly press conferences early Tuesday afternoon. The […]


Health department reports 3 new Covid cases Monday

Vermont health officials reported three new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total in the state since the beginning of the outbreak in March to 1,462.  No one is hospitalized with the virus but 11 people are hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases.  A death reported last week brings the total deaths from […]


Health department reports 11 Covid-19 cases

The Department of Health reported 11 new Covid-19 cases over the weekend. The latest cases bring the total number of people confirmed to have the illness in the state since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,459. The state reported six cases on Saturday and five on Sunday. Currently no people are in the hospital […]


School sports can resume this fall, Scott says

School sports can resume on Sept. 8, the day Vermont schools are set to reopen, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. Soccer, cross-country running, field hockey, football, cheerleading, volleyball, bass fishing and golf can go ahead this fall, Scott said. The state has been working with groups representing school principals and superintendents, as well as athletic […]


Health department reports 2 new Covid cases Friday

Vermont health officials reported two new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total in the state since the beginning of the outbreak in March to 1,448.  There is one person hospitalized with the virus and five people hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases.  A death reported Thursday brings the total deaths from Covid […]


Health department reports 9 new Covid-19 cases, as total tests top 100,000

The Department of Health reported nine new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Vermont on Thursday, as the total number of tests given in the state hit a milestone. As of Thursday, the number of people tested for the illness in Vermont since mid-March reached six figures, as the state reported that 100,052 people have undergone […]


Health department reports 5 new Covid cases Wednesday

Vermont health officials reported five new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total in the state since the beginning of the outbreak in March to 1,436.  There is one person hospitalized with the virus and eight people hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases.  A total of 57 people have died in the state […]


5 new Covid cases reported Tuesday for Vermont

Vermont health officials reported five new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total in the state since the beginning of the outbreak in March to 1,431.  There is one person hospitalized with the virus and 13 people hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed, cases.  A total of 57 people have died in the state […]


Covid test results pending for 90 Vermont inmates in Mississippi prison

The state is awaiting test results for 90 Vermont prisoners held in a Mississippi for-profit prison after 85 tested positive for the virus, Department of Corrections Commissioner James Baker said Monday. CoreCivic, the company that operates the prison, had not been testing its prisoners in its Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility unless they showed symptoms of Covid-19, […]