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Virus Outbreak-Vermont

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
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The state of Vermont is considering using electronic road signs to help promote getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in remote Essex County in the Northeast Kingdom.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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The state of Vermont has released its schedule that will allow all adults to begin making appointments to receive the vaccine against COVID-19.

A committee of more than two dozen health care providers and advocates are calling for the immediate vaccination of Vermont's prison inmates.

Vermont Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker
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The outbreak of COVID-19 at the Vermont prison in Newport is continuing with 21 new cases.

Vermont Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker
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The Vermont Department of Corrections says 10 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the state prison in Newport.

People wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the University at Albany
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Vermont is now in its next phase of vaccine distribution, with people ages 55 and above with certain high-risk health conditions eligible to sign up for the shots.

Vermont Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker
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The Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Corrections says it’s all hands on deck as a COVID-19 outbreak has infected more than 100 inmates and 10 staffers at the state prison in Newport. It is the largest outbreak at a Vermont correctional facility since the start of the pandemic.

Gov. Phil Scott says Vermont is much closer than many other states in getting kids fully back to in-person learning amid the pandemic but even with improvements to remote learning and some in-person instruction many students are struggling.

School bus
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Education officials from across Vermont say they've lost track of some students during the pandemic, and need help from the state to reconnect with them.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan talks to Burlington High School students during addiction forum
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UPS has ended its franchise deal with a store in Newport, Vermont, after it refused to comply with the company's uniform policy, which includes wearing masks.

Moderna vaccine
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The next age group in Vermont eligible for coronavirus vaccinations may start registering for vaccine appointments on Tuesday.

A more easily transmissible variant of the coronavirus first found in the United Kingdom is likely in Vermont after wastewater testing in Burlington detected the presence of two virus mutations associated with the variant.

Vermont officials say vaccination sites will be open on Tuesday even though most of the state is expected to get a half- to a foot of snow.

Vermont Statehouse
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State officials say Vermont will start vaccinating residents ages 75 and older on Wednesday and
will begin taking registrations for appointments on Monday.

Vermont officials are expected to release more plans about how people age 75 and over can get vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Old Mill Building on the University  of Vermont campus (file)
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The University of Vermont is hoping to give students more room when they return to campus for the spring session.

All of the Vermont State Police troopers who work the night shift at the Rutland barracks are back at work after being exposed to the coronavirus.

The Vermont Health Department is urging anyone who gathered with people outside their households over the holidays to get tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 seven days after the get-together.

School bus
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Public schools in Vermont’s largest city have switched to remote learning this week ahead of the holiday break.

Vermont officials have used federal coronavirus relief funds to help around 200 people fix or replace above-ground fuel tanks so they could get home heating fuel delivered this winter.

UVM Medical Center main entrance
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Officials say Vermont’s largest hospital experienced a delay in reporting about 50 coronavirus test results to the state Health Department.

School bus
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A school district in Vermont's Orange County is concerned about families not complying with quarantine rules after a cluster of COVID-19.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Monday he appreciates President-elect Joe Biden’s immediate attention to look for ways to control the coronavirus pandemic.  Scott’s comments came after Biden unveiled a coronavirus advisory board made up by scientists and public health officials.

Vermont’s health commissioner says he frequently hears people questioning why residents still need to be so careful about the coronavirus.

Vermont is starting to take applications for a second round of hazard pay for frontline workers who worked last spring during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vermont's health commissioner says a coronavirus outbreak connected to recreational hockey and broomball at an indoor ice rink in Montpelier has grown to 43 cases, including cases at seven schools, seven workplaces, two colleges and two hospitals.

The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among members of youth and adult recreational hockey and broomball teams.

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is praising the state's lawmakers for putting politics aside during the extended legislative session to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A system to provide child care to Vermont children during the COVID-19 pandemic so parents can return to work on days their children aren't in school is continuing to expand.

Middlebury College (file)
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Middlebury College says 22 students were sanctioned and barred from campus this past weekend due to significant COVID-19 conduct violations.

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