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Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000

Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000 Vermont's 175,000 available test gone within hours

©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state hit a record single-day total of 2,975 cases this past week after glitches in the state Health Department website delayed recording positive case numbers. The new record-breaking weekly total smashed through the 10,000 barrier with 12,509 new cases, up from 7,884 the week before and nearly quadrupling weekly case […]

Weekly Covid Update: Vermont, Chester hit record Covid numbers again

Weekly Covid Update: Vermont, Chester hit record Covid numbers again

©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a sentence that seems like a broken record, and as state officials predicted heading into the holidays, Vermont’s new Covid-19 cases have soared into record territory again this past week. The state hit a record single-day total of 2,188 cases Thursday. The record busting new weekly total now stands at […]

Vermont Covid cases hit new records

Vermont Covid cases hit new records Omicron has yet to show impact on hospitalizations, deaths

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As state officials predicted heading into the holidays and the new year — and likely driven by the more contagious Omicron variant –Vermont’s new Covid-19 cases have soared into record territory this past week. The state hit a single-day case total of 1,352 on Thursday, Dec. 30, and a record weekly […]

Weekly update: Vermont Covid numbers decline but post-holiday surge expected

Weekly update: Vermont Covid numbers decline but post-holiday surge expected Take-home, onsite tests offered during pre-New Year's week

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a weekly update that does not include numbers from Friday, Dec. 24, Vermont’s new Covid-19 cases have shown a decline this past week with a weekly total of 2,456 infections recorded as of Thursday, down from 2,752 cases last week, including data from last Friday. Although this data shows a […]

State Covid cases decline, Chester numbers rise

State Covid cases decline, Chester numbers rise Officials plead with Vermonters to get vaccinated

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s new Covid-19 case numbers have declined this past week, with a weekly total of 2,752 infections recorded, down from the record 3,428 cases last week. Although a decline, this is still the second highest weekly total seen since the start of the pandemic. The Vermont overall Covid case total now […]

Vermont hits daily, weekly records of Covid cases

Vermont hits daily, weekly records of Covid cases Dr. Levine sees 'true post-Thanksgiving surge;' 74% of those hospitalized, 81% of ICU patients are not fully vaccinated

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a trend that’s all too familiar, Vermont’s Covid-19 case numbers have again set new records, with a new daily total of 740 recorded on Friday, Dec. 10 and a new weekly record of 3,428, jumping by nearly 800 from the last previous record of 2,627 set two weeks ago. The […]

Covid numbers continue to rise locally, statewide

Covid numbers continue to rise locally, statewide Weekly update: 2,543 new cases statewide; 36 in Chester

  ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the past two weeks, Vermont’s Covid-19 case numbers have continued to shatter records, hitting new high during both Thanksgiving week and last week. Although the state’s daily dashboard was not updated on Thanksgiving and the Friday after, the state did release the daily case numbers for those individual days […]

Covid cases in Vermont continue to break record; CAES kids vaxx clinic goes smoothly

Covid cases in Vermont continue to break record; CAES kids vaxx clinic goes smoothly Like rest of the state, area towns see rise in Covid numbers

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont Covid-19 case numbers continue to shatter records, with a new record daily total of 591 cases reported on Thursday, and a weekly record 2,386 cases, a jump from 1,856 cases from last week. Friday added another daily total that breached the 500 mark with another 505 cases. The Vermont total […]

Vermont, Chester continue upward Covid trend

Vermont, Chester continue upward Covid trend Moderna, J&J booster shots now available

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second straight week, Covid-19 numbers in Vermont and in Chester have reached new record highs,  again bucking the national trend. Vermont saw a new case weekly total of 1,590 topping last week’s record of 1,526; Chester’s new Covid-case numbers again are well into double digits with 23 new cases, […]

Chester reports 19 new Covid-19 cases as state numbers rise

Chester reports 19 new Covid-19 cases as state numbers rise

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite national trends that are showing a decline in new Covid-19 cases, Vermont’s — and Chester’s — numbers are on the rise. Vermont saw a record-breaking new case weekly total of 1,526. The last weekly record of 1,454 was reached three weeks ago on Sept. 24; Chester’s new Covid-case number surged […]

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School currently has two cases of Covid-19, causing the majority of the 5th and 6th graders to be sent home yesterday and today. According to Katherine Fogg, principal at both CAES and Cavendish Town Elementary School, they should be returning at the end of next week. CTES continues to […]

Weekly Update: Fewer CAES students remain in quarantine; state seeks better tracing method

Weekly Update: Fewer CAES students remain in quarantine; state seeks better tracing method

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester elementary school students have returned to in-person instruction this week, with only a handful of students in quarantine, according to Katherine Fogg, principal at both Chester-Andover and Cavendish Town elementary schools. The Springfield School District’s four schools were all closed on Monday to catch up with contact-tracing efforts, but were […]

Weekly Covid Update: Some local classes return to remote learning

Weekly Covid Update: Some local classes return to remote learning Vermont Covid cases stand at 32,610 since pandemic's start

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Surging community Covid 19 numbers have impacted area schools this week with more than 10 percent of students from the Two Rivers Supervisory Union — just under 100 students — now under quarantine. Chester-Andover Elementary School had two classrooms going fully remote and one Ludlow Elementary School classroom went to remote […]

State tightens vaxx requirement for employees; AOE extends school masking til Oct. 4

State tightens vaxx requirement for employees; AOE extends school masking til Oct. 4

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an ongoing effort to bring the Covid-19 under control, Gov. Phil Scott have announced updated pandemic controls for both state employees and public schools. State employees, Scott said, will be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, mirroring the recent mandate issued by President Joe Biden for all federal employees. In […]

Health Dept. employees urge stronger measures as infections, deaths rise

Health Dept. employees urge stronger measures as infections, deaths rise

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday, nearly 91 Vermont Health Department workers sent a letter to the department’s top administrators urging them to step up their Covid-19 public health guidance. Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine, who received the letter, responded later on Thursday writing: “As a department, we have to recognize that in a […]

Kinhaven sends youth class home early after five employees test positive for Covid

Kinhaven sends youth class home early after five employees test positive for Covid Co-director: All five have been vaccinated, are asymptomatic

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Kinhaven Music School in Weston ended its two-week program for children ages 10 to 14 on Saturday, a week early, after five vaccinated employees tested positive for Covid-19. Kinhaven co-executive director Anthony Mazzocchi said on Tuesday that while the employees are asymptomatic, the school sent the children home […]

Weekly Covid Update: Most counties, including Windham, Windsor, lag behind state vaxx goal

Weekly Covid Update: Most counties, including Windham, Windsor, lag behind state vaxx goal

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Vermont may be the first state in the country to reach the 80 percent threshold for Covid-19 vaccinations, nine of the state’s 14 counties, including Windham and Windsor,  remain within the 70 to 79 percent Covid-vaccination range. Windsor County’s vaccination rate is currently at 73.7 percent, Windham County is at […]

Scott lifts restrictions as state hits 80% vaxx goal

Scott lifts restrictions as state hits 80% vaxx goal State of emergency to expire at midnight Tuesday; businesses can retain masking

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a press conference called for this morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that Vermont has reached the goal of 80 percent of all residents ages 12 and older having received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and followed through on his promise to lift all […]

Vermont closing in on 80% vaxx rate for lifting of all Covid restrictions

Vermont closing in on 80% vaxx rate for lifting of all Covid restrictions

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Vermont just 0.2 percent shy of the 80 percent vaccination rate goal as of numbers through Thursday, June 10, state officials announced the addition of dozens of walk-in clinics at state parks and other venues throughout the state this weekend. The coordination with state parks coincides with the annual Vermont […]

Weekly Covid Update: State within 8,000 of 80% vaccination rate, remains safest in nation

Weekly Covid Update: State within 8,000 of 80% vaccination rate, remains safest in nation

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Health officials announced on Friday that 78.6 percent of eligible Vermonters have been vaccinated with at least one dose, leaving just 7,878 more to go, as Vermont inches closer to the 80 percent vaccination rate threshold that will result in Gov. Phil Scott lifting all remaining Covid-19 health restrictions. To visit […]