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Vermont Statehouse (file)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his weekly briefing on Tuesday.  Administration officials provided an update on COVID-19 infections and followed up on a White House infrastructure meeting.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has indicated he wants 75 percent of Canadians to have received one COVID-19 dose and 20 percent to be fully vaccinated before the border between the U.S. and Canada opens.  Vermont Governor Phil Scott says Northeast states are willing to share vaccines if it helps speed up the process.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
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Burlington’s mayor says Vermont’s most populous county has the greatest percentage of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 of any in the state.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the state is outperforming the nation in getting residents vaccinated against COVID-19, but work remains as reopening nears.

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The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College has been holding a series of virtual conversations on social justice issues in the Adirondack Park. It culminated Thursday with a discussion on “The Color of COVID” in the Park: an assessment of vaccine hesitancy among residents of color in the region.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
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A new initiative has been launched in Vermont’s most populous county to get people of color vaccinated against COVID-19.

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During Vermont’s regular Tuesday COVID-19 briefing, administration officials discussed the success of vaccine distribution and walk-in clinics that are being conducted across the state.

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Vermont’s regular Friday COVID briefing included discussion on how the state will respond to a pending federal decision regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. Later in the day, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced after a panel of experts voted that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, and its benefits outweigh the known risks.

Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County member Roz DiNardo administers a COVID-19 vaccination to one of 60 local residents, January 25, 2021
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The federal government is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
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  People in Massachusetts are becoming less worried about being infected by the coronavirus, according to a new poll.

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Administration officials in Vermont gave an update on COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday.

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    As part of an ongoing effort to bring coronavirus vaccine to populations hit hardest by the pandemic, public health officials in Springfield, Massachusetts announced a partnership with a behavioral health care provider. 

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Governor Phil Scott reported on the latest vaccine distribution plan from the White House today and previewed plans to relax guidelines as more Vermonters receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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A fully vaccinated resident of the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh has tested positive for COVID-19.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s regular Tuesday coronavirus briefing included discussions over vaccination protocols as the state accelerates its schedule.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Holds Anniversary COVID-19 Roundtable with county executives, March 5, 2021
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Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a virtual roundtable Friday with three county executives. The gathering marked one year since Maloney’s first COVID-19 roundtable when the first cases in his 18th District emerged.

COVID Vaccination Sites Are Popping Up Around NYS

Feb 3, 2021
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that 35 community-based pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites are coming online this week, and six are in the Hudson Valley.

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   Massachusetts moved today to phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout with people age 75 and older now eligible.

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The New York Farm Bureau has identified its priorities for the state legislative session, saying lawmakers must support the agricultural sector in 2021.

Massachusetts Gov Charlie Baker at a lecturn
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican in his second term, delivered the annual State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott delivered his latest COVID-19 update today.  Among the topics was a review of economic aid available to businesses in the latest federal relief bill and a response to concerns about less supply of the vaccine than originally anticipated.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his regular COVID-19 briefing today.  Officials said they are tracking concerning trends in the disease and have been briefed about FBI warnings over possible armed protests as the presidential inauguration looms.

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During his regular pandemic briefing this morning, Governor Phil Scott and Vermont officials outlined plans for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available.

Colleen Laico, from Kingston, NY, a medical professional at the ER at Kingston Hospital, receives her COVID-19 vaccination at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, December 18, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the formation of Regional Vaccination Hubs to help facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations once Phase 2 of the state's plan begins in early 2021. Regional task forces are part of the process. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with a few county leaders who are on the Mid-Hudson region’s task force.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed in New York’s Capital Region, but there's a new threat: a chance that a variant of the coronavirus may already have arrived in the U.S.

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Governor Phil Scott says the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed across Vermont, but not at the rate he had expected.

The Clinton County Health Department held a virtual update on the status of the pandemic in New York’s northernmost county including a look at the start of vaccinations at the local medical center.

HV County Execs Detail COVID Vaccine Rollout

Dec 15, 2020
 George Latimer and Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard deliver COVID briefing December 14, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Westchester County Executive George Latimer/screenshot by WAMC, Allison Dunne

Hours after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New York Monday, to an ICU nurse in Queens, a few county executives delivered COVID-19 briefings. They talked about vaccine distribution along with potential shutdowns. Indoor dining was closed in all of New York City Monday, and leaders wonder if the same could happen north of the city.

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Extending the state of emergency through January 15th, Vermont Governor Phil Scott provided his regular COVID-19 briefing today.  The majority of the session focused on the state’s initial receipt and distribution of the Pfizer vaccine.

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration provided a regular update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic today.  Officials urged Vermonters experiencing COVID-related stress to seek help from mental health services.