COVID guide: Porter Hospital readies for fall 2020

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital officials are thanking the Addison County community for helping the region deal with an initial wave of COVID-19 cases this past spring, but they’re asking residents to not let up on mask wearing and social distancing — especially since cooler weather is pushing people indoors, where the chance for coronavirus transmissions increase. Porter officials recently shared information on the current state of COVID-19 in the county, how the hospital’s operations have evolved to meet cur … (read more)

COVID guide: A letter from President Laurie Patton

Dear Middlebury Community, From the moment we began to live with and through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have said this will be a time like no other in the history of Middlebury. Our town and campus in Vermont, our communities at Monterey and all of our oth … (read more)

COVID guide: Entering a new era in Middlebury with hope

Six months have passed since Governor Scott declared a State of Emergency. Our community responded and has driven back COVID-19, to date experiencing the country’s lowest incidence even while finding our way back to dining and recreating. Throughout, we h … (read more)

COVID guide: Middlebury College’s reopening plan

Middlebury’s Return to Campus Guide can be found online here. MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College welcomed students back to campus in late August will host residential students this fall as long as it is safe to do so. Upon their arrival students were immedia … (read more)

COVID guide: A physician’s pandemic perspective

Let me be real. Six months in and the pandemic has humbled us all. In both small and large ways, every part of our lives has changed. Daily, we are learning together. Here’s a lesson: Truly inconvenient and deeply challenging events always serve to refocu … (read more)

COVID guide: Visualizing a new Middlebury in 2021

Let’s speak of a vision. As we sit mired in all things COVID, it may be difficult to envision Middlebury in 2021. But let’s look past the pandemic to a place we’d all rather be. As we course through 2021 with a re-invigorated spirit, we won’t accept maski … (read more)

COVID guide: FAQs about the college reopening

MIDDLEBURY — It takes a lot of planning to reopen a college campus in the middle of a pandemic, and a lot of communication. Naturally, questions will arise. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about Middlebury College’s fall reopening strate … (read more)

COVID guide: Protect customers & enhance business

Consumer studies consistently show that during the COVID-19 pandemic one factor potential customers consider before doing business with a store, company or service is how safe they feel.  One major July study from global research firm Ipsos reached this c … (read more)

COVID guide: Towns authorized to impose restrictions

Gov. Phil Scott in mid-August gave communities — particularly college towns — greater latitude in tightening coronavirus-related restrictions if local officials determined such action was necessary to avert a new wave of COVID-19 cases. Scott’s executive … (read more)