Vermont sees spike in COVID-19 cases

ADDISON COUNTY  — Along with the rest of Vermont, Addison County is caught up in a surge of COVID-19 cases stemming from an increase in a spread of the disease related to people getting together over the Christmas holidays. The Vermont Department of Health reported double-digit daily increases in the number of Addison County cases over the last two weeks, with 218 new cases here since Dec. 30 — nearly half of the 474 confirmed county cases since the pandemic began last March. Statewide the numbers were equa … (read more)

Letter to the editor: City churchgoer comments on COVID-19 outbreak

“Ignorance, inconsiderate, sickening, tragedy . . . they got what they deserved.” These are the responses to a COVID outbreak at a church in Vergennes. As a member and regular attendee, I would agree that it is a tragedy, an unfortunate series of events. … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Church-goers, please worship remotely

I sincerely hope the Victory Baptist parishioners — and those subsequently infected with COVID — will recover. And that the church (and any others tempted to do in-person services) will conduct only-online services until we achieve herd immunity through v … (read more)

Eighty COVID cases traced back to Vergennes Christmas services

VERGENNES  — After Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine singled out a Vergennes church as the source of 80 recent COVID-19 cases, the pastor of Victory Baptist Church on Route 7 says that his parishioners were following federal safety guidelines du … (read more)