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.

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.

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