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Gov. Scott: If you don't need to come to Vt., don't

Gov. Scott: If you don’t need to come to Vt., don’t New restrictions on lodging, mandated quarantine for travelers

By Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Scott today ordered restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont and ordered the lodging industry — including Airbnbs and others offering short-term rentals as well as campgrounds and RV parks — to close and stop taking reservations. […]

State Police check compliance at hundreds of hotels/motels

State Police check compliance at hundreds of hotels/motels

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police troopers visited 295 lodging establishments across the state to check their compliance with Gov. Phil Scott’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order which required commercial lodging establishments to immediately begin to cease operations due to the coronavirus pandemic according to a VSP press release issued Sunday afternoon. […]

Covid-19 testing kicks off at Landmark College

Covid-19 testing kicks off at Landmark College Statewide testing increases by 56 percent from yesterday, 24 new cases, no new deaths

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 8 a.m. Sunday morning, in a chilly drizzle, Lt. Col. Miles Trudell and his crew of National Guard soldiers were putting the finishing touches on a drive-through testing operation at Landmark College’s parking lot D. The tents for registering and testing patients and processing specimens […]

Hospitals must protect patient information

Hospitals must protect patient information

From Grace Cottage Hospital In light of the recent pandemic of novel coronavirus known as Covid-19, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend has received inquiries about patients that have been tested for coronavirus within the community. While it is understandable that people want this information to protect themselves and their families, Grace Cottage […]

Guard sets up Covid-19 testing site in Putney

Guard sets up Covid-19 testing site in Putney Opens Sunday; health-care provider referral required

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health announced this evening – Saturday, March 28, that the state’s National Guard is setting up a Covid-19 testing facility at a building on the Landmark College campus in Putney that will open on Sunday morning. (The state has since altered its plan and the testing […]

State Covid-19 total surpasses 200; 2 more die

State Covid-19 total surpasses 200; 2 more die No new cases recorded in Windsor, Windham

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Health Department today announced that the number of positive results for the coronavirus jumped from 183 to 211, from a total of 2,374 people tested. The number of patients who have died also rose by two to 12. There were no new cases in Windsor and Windham counties, […]

New ways to do business with Town of Londonderry, Transfer Station & Library

New ways to do business with Town of Londonderry, Transfer Station & Library

While the Londonderry Town Office and the S. Londonderry Library are closed to the public during the Covid-19 crisis, there are still ways you can conduct business with the town, check out books and use the Wi-Fi.  And the Transfer Station is still open for some services. Doing business with the town If you need […]

Levine touts 'full-court press' to ease testing rules

Levine touts ‘full-court press’ to ease testing rules Covid positives up by 26 from yesterday, 2 more patients die

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the nominal purpose of Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference this morning was to talk about his order to dismiss schools for the remainder of the year, that was overshadowed by the announcement of relaxed requirements for testing Vermonters for Covid-19, the increase in positive tests by […]

Gov. Scott: Schools won't reopen this school year

Gov. Scott: Schools won’t reopen this school year Distance learning will continue with AOE guidance

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott today directed schools to remain closed through June, but continue distance learning. This extends the previous directive closing Pre-k-12 schools from March 18 to April 6. The decision, according to a press release, was made to slow the spread of coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, the disease that […]

Covid-19 cases rise by nearly a third to 158

Covid-19 cases rise by nearly a third to 158 Health Dept. cautions against using drugs not approved for the illness

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The number of Covid-19 cases in Vermont rose by 35 today, Thursday, March 26, from 123 yesterday to 158 and the Department of Health announced that another patient has died raising that total to nine. To date, six of those patients who have died were residents of […]

Citing 'exponential growth' in Covid-19 cases, Gov. Scott tightens stay home order

Citing ‘exponential growth’ in Covid-19 cases, Gov. Scott tightens stay home order 28 new cases brings total to 123 as another patient dies

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just eyeballing this, everyone can see this does not represent linear growth,” said Dr. Mark Levine, pointing to a bar graph that showed cumulative and new cases of Covid-19 from March 7 through March 24. Levine, Vermont’s commissioner of health, was speaking at a press conference Wednesday […]

Derry board briefed on pandemic readiness

Derry board briefed on pandemic readiness George Mora elected new Select Board chair

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As he spoke about the town’s preparation for the Covid-19 crisis, Londonderry Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie told the Select Board on Monday, March 16 that the primary issue nationally is to slow the spread of the virus so that the medical infrastructure can keep up with the […]

Flood Brook adjusts, innovates for new schooling

Flood Brook adjusts, innovates for new schooling

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As he enters the 2nd week of classes under state restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre said, “The challenge we are facing in education right now is that we have to figure out everything at once.” Since Friday, […]

Neighborly Advice: Maintain health, sanity and safety in the time of Covid-19

Neighborly Advice: Maintain health, sanity and safety in the time of Covid-19

Our readers stepped up with suggestions to help each other manage our lives, maintain a modicum of normalcy, boost our morale, help our children and at times exceed our own expectations during the Covid-19 shutdowns.  Thanks to all who shared their tips and photos. Maintain your health & sanity Amanda Stearns, Andover: Shopping is a […]

Covid-19 Task Force looks for so. Vt. medical sites

Covid-19 Task Force looks for so. Vt. medical sites Scott orders non-exempt business to end in-person contact

By Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the Vermont National Guard works to set up emergency medical centers in northern Vermont to help hospitals with a possible surge in Covid-19 cases that could overwhelm them, Gov. Phil Scott’s Covid-19 Task Force is searching southern Vermont for similar sites, Mark Bosma, spokesman for Vermont Emergency […]

Covid-19 cases hit 95; 2 more patients die

Covid-19 cases hit 95; 2 more patients die

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Twenty more people in Vermont have tested for the coronavirus that causes the illness Covid-19, latest figures from the Vermont Health Department announced on Tuesday afternoon, March 23. According to the Health Department’s website, the number of those infected rose from 75 Monday to 95 on Tuesday, […]

To the editor: Grace Cottage responds to Covid-19

To the editor: Grace Cottage responds to Covid-19

I am writing to inform you about Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s preparedness for and response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are working hard and diligently to stop the spread of Covid-19, while continuing to provide high-quality medical care and to protect the safety of our community, including patients, their families, and our employees. […]

Vermont's Covid-19 cases rise to 75; 3 more dead

Vermont’s Covid-19 cases rise to 75; 3 more dead

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC At a noon time press conference, the administration of Gov. Phil Scott announced that 23 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total in Vermont from 52 yesterday to 75 today. In addition, three more residents of Burlington Health and Rehab have died of COVID-19, […]

State announces disaster loans for small business

State announces disaster loans for small business

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced Vermont small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans, following a statewide disaster declaration. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per business, providing economic support to overcome temporary loss of revenue. EIDLs may […]

COVID-19 cases up three to 52 positives

COVID-19 cases up three to 52 positives Some confusion as some county totals drop

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ahead of its daily update, the Vermont Department of Health changed the numbers on its website to show an increase of three positive tests for coronavirus but also unexplained drops in the number of the cases so far in two counties, Windsor and Orange. Those two counties […]