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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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

20 new Covid-19 cases: 2 in Windsor, 1 in Windham counties

20 new Covid-19 cases: 2 in Windsor, 1 in Windham counties Seven reported from Burlington long-term care center

© Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Health Department late this afternoon – Saturday, March 21 — announced that 20 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus since yesterday, but lacked information on four of them. This brings the total for the state to 49, with 30 of those coming in the past two days. […]

Vermont's COVID-19 cases climb by seven to 29

Vermont’s COVID-19 cases climb by seven to 29

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine announced that seven more people in Vermont have tested positive for the coronavirus bringing the total for the state to 29 since the first case was announced on March 7. The first case in the United States was detected on Jan. 19 […]

Vermont announces first 2 deaths from Covid-19

Vermont announces first 2 deaths from Covid-19

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott called  an emergency press conference in Montpelier this evening with Vermont Health Secretary Mark Levine to announce that the state has experienced its first two deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, the state has said that 22 people have tested positive for the virus, which […]

Scott closes child care centers to most starting Wednesday, COVID positives up to 17

Scott closes child care centers to most starting Wednesday, COVID positives up to 17 Urges private centers, orders others to care for children of 'essential persons'

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was a seemingly quiet day on the Vermont coronavirus beat with scarcely a peep from the any of the authorities involved in containing the pandemic. Until 6:57 p.m. when the Health Department sent out its daily update with numbers but no statement that the state had […]

UPDATE: State announces 4 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 12

UPDATE: State announces 4 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 12

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC UPDATE MARCH 16 1:45 P.M. The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory reported another four cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19. All are Vermont residents. To date, the lab has reported eight positive cases among Vermonters, and four cases among people not from Vermont. These Vermont lab results […]

Three new COVID-19 cases bring Vermont total to eight

Three new COVID-19 cases bring Vermont total to eight

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont’s Department of Health announced today that there are three more cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19. All three of the latest cases involve residents of state other than Vermont residents. To date, the DoH laboratory has reported four positive cases among Vermonters, and four cases among non-Vermonters. In a […]

Vermont reports three new cases of COVID-19

Vermont reports three new cases of COVID-19

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health today announced three new presumptive positive cases in Vermont of the new coronavirus COVID-19. To date, there are now four presumptive positive cases and one case that has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A DOH press release on Saturday said […]

Second Vermont case of COVID-19 announced

Second Vermont case of COVID-19 announced

© Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont Department of Health is announcing that the second presumptive positive case in Vermont of the new coronavirus COVID-19 was reported late Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control defines a presumptive positive case as one in which the patient has tested positive by a local public health laboratory, but the […]