Vt. receives funds to help defray COVID testing costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $13.2 million to the State of Vermont to reimburse it for the cost of testing both the public and government employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

College and town leaders gather to discuss getting through pandemic

At a special town-gown dinner hosted at Atwater Dining Hall on Oct. 21 by Middlebury College President Laurie Patton, more than 100 area residents, members of the Middlebury College board of trustees and various members of the administration were on hand … (read more)

Bivalent vaccine numbers are lagging

About 26,000 Vermonters have gotten the Omicron booster, putting the state on a slower pace than previous booster campaigns, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Faith Gong: We all fall down

“Mommy, what do two lines mean?” my nine-year-old daughter called across the kitchen. And just like that, the Bad Thing entered our house

Omicron boosters are coming

A new COVID-19 vaccine booster targeted at Omicron strains, called the bivalent vaccine, is coming to Vermont this week, according to the state Department of Health.

Guest editorial: Vermont has found new tools to make COVID disappear

Right now, the distressing reality faced by these vulnerable Vermonters is that public policy no longer has their backs — instead, public policy has pushed them further into the shadows where they cannot be seen or heard.

COVID won’t mute this opera production

Jacques Offenbach’s opera “Orphée aux enfers” is full of irreverent chatter and absurd story turns, but the cast and crew who are readying to stage the 19th century work are dealing with a plot twist that didn’t come with the script.

Editorial: COVID’s back: Should masking be too?

ANGELO LYNN In the movie this winter, “Don’t Look Up,” a huge comet is approaching Earth on a trajectory that’s sure to cause cataclysmic destruction upon impact. The president, however, chooses to tell her supporters not to believe the scientists who are … (read more)

Three ACSD schools see COVID surge

Addison Central School District officials are urging vigilance and voluntary compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols — rather than mandatory masking and other restrictions — in the wake of recent, major coronavirus case spikes at three of the district’s … (read more)

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.

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