COVID-19 flares up at Helen Porter nursing home

The nursing home confirmed that 21 of its residents tested positive for COVID-19, and the facility has reinstituted its visitor/staff masking requirement.

COVID case counts and hospitalizations very low in county

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 haven’t been this low since May of 2022.

COVID-19 still with us after two years

Sixteen students in Middlebury College’s Chronicling COVID-19 Winter Term course conducted oral histories with more than two dozen Addison County residents.

Congressman Welch tests positive for COVID-19

Welch, 74, wrote that his symptoms began that morning and were mild. He said he would be isolating and working from home for the rest of the week.

Vt. shifts to providing antigen tests at state sites

Vermont plans to begin providing at-home antigen tests for COVID-19 at state-run testing sites, rather than PCR tests, officials said at a press conference Tuesday.

A COVID Oral History: Virus forced local institutions to adapt

Rows of empty pews, hallways of empty classrooms, and dozens of empty restaurants were something nobody expected to see a little more than two years ago.

A COVID Oral History: Businesses ask — what now?

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a particular dilemma for Addison County’s small businesses.

A COVID Oral History: Pandemic different across generations

Different generations have carried unique perspectives on the pandemic’s place in their memories of the recent past.

State says face covering should be a personal choice

State officials say face masks should be optional at indoor settings in Vermont beginning March 14.

New York Times staffer to discuss reporting on a pandemic

Apoorva Mandavilli will deliver Middlebury College’s 2022 Robert W. van de Velde Jr. ’75 Memorial lecture, “Reporting on an Unprecedented Pandemic,” this coming Monday at 7 p.m.

College officials unfazed by COVID spike

Middlebury has 200 COVID cases on campus, but they aren’t as severe as in past instances, officials say.

Most county schools to drop mask requirement March 14

Wearing masks will become optional in Addison Central School District schools soon.

In light of new state policy, local schools reconsidering masks

After Gov. Scott recommended lifting school masking recommendations, some Addison County schools are making tentative plans to do so.

Students can remove masks, if school 80% vaccinated

Masking in Vermont schools — among the last remaining COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for students — will soon be optional for schools with a student vaccination rate of over 80%, Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday.

Editorial: Of going maskless and risk

Despite the headlines from Gov. Scott’s press conference trumpeting that schools that were 80% vaccinated would be able to go maskless on Feb. 28, the reality is most schools across the state will keep wearing masks for the next few weeks.