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Virus Outbreak-Vermont

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Vermont's top education official says the state's schools are moving to the next stage of reopening.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Vermont town of St. Johnsbury to cancel its annual Halloween parade.

A Vermont college town has passed an order requiring residents to limit gatherings to 25 people.

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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott has proposed using $130 million more in federal coronavirus relief funding to help businesses and others recover from the pandemic.

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Norwich University, a private military college in Vermont, says as the first group of students arrived on campus this past weekend some failed to follow the coronavirus-related safety guidelines.

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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Vermont is reporting its first new death from the coronavirus in 43 days.

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The Vermont court system is studying ways to resume jury trials safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jay Peak Ski Resort says the last of the remaining foreign ski workers who have been stranded at resort during the coronavirus pandemic are on their way home to Peru.

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says the state's schools should be able to reopen safely this fall with at least part-time, in-person, learning, but school will not be the way it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vermont Health Department is reporting 30 possible cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 among people who were tested at a clinic in Manchester.

The state of Vermont is suing the Department of Homeland Security to block a rule that would require foreign students to leave the country if their school only provides classes online this fall.

Statistics show that the average age of people becoming infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 is declining in Vermont.

Vermont has developed mandatory guidance and health protocols for colleges and universities to follow as they reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Vermont Department of Labor says it’s taking steps to monitor unemployment insurance fraud activity and is warning residents to be vigilant about such threats.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says four city bars have been issued warnings for not following rules intended to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Vermont is expanding it trusted traveler program that allows some people to visit the state without a two week quarantine.

Officials say an incoming inmate at the Vermont women's prison has tested positive for COVID-19.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has extended for another month the state of emergency imposed to help the state cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Vermont House is poised to give final approval to a bill that would allow mail-in voting for this fall's presidential election.

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Education Secretary Dan French says Vermont will be able to safely open pre-K through 12 schools to in-person instruction in the fall.

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Members of an immigrant community say a spike in coronavirus cases in a Vermont city hit their tightly knit communities because a language barrier may have prevented some from knowing how to prevent the spread or getting tested.