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Covid-19

Title

Covid-19

Description

Documenting Vermont's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020

Source

Leahy Library, Vermont Historical Society

Collection Items

Cases Continue to Fall
According to VtDigger: "The Department of Health reported 45 new cases of the coronavirus and one new death on Wednesday [May 19, 2021]. Total cases in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic now number 23,988, and total deaths number 255."

8th Grade Drive in Graduation
Orchard Valley Waldorf School hosted their 8th grade graduation in the National Life parking lot in Montpelier. They rented a large movie screen and sound system. The students and speakers who were in front were projected on the screen for family…

21st birthday and first time buying alcohol
This photo was taken on the person on the right's 21st birthday. She bought her first alcohol from Barr Hill Distillery's to go tent at their Montpelier location instead of going in person to a bar.

Vermont Relaxes Mask Mandate
A day after the Centers for Disease Control advised that Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus that they could stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most settings, Governor Phil
Scott relaxed Vermont's masking…

CDC Lifts Mask Guidelines
On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control advised that Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus that they could stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most settings. The headline in the Friday morning…

Universal Guidance
On April 9, 2021, outdoor businesses were allowed to operate under the governor's "Universal Guidance" guidelines. On May 1, 2021, indoor businesses were allowed to operate under the same guidelines, with exceptions for certain types of businesses…

Vermont Ranks First in Vaccination Rate
"Vermont is now first in the nation in its Covid-19 vaccination rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 340,000 residents, or 62% of the population, have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to…

Covid Cases Dropping Dramatically
"The number of Vermont Covid cases each day has fallen 61% since April 1, the steepest drop in daily numbers in a year, officials said at a press conference Tuesday (April 27, 2021). The state reported 504 cases this week, down from 797 last week.…

State Suspends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
On Tuesday morning, April 13, Vermont and the rest of the country suspended distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the one-dose…

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Text
The Vermont Department of Health sent texts relating to a scheduled vaccine appointment for the Vermont National Guard vaccine clinic on April 11, 2021. The mass vaccination site was at the “Former JCPenney” at the Berlin Mall, also the site of the…

Experts Urge Caution
In response to Gov. Phil Scott's plan to reopen the state by July 4, experts urged caution. They said that the reopening schedule may need to change if cases rise and vaccinations slow.

Vermont Forward Plan
On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Gov. Phil Scott unveiled a four-phase schedule for relaxing travel restrictions, loosening capacity limits for businesses and eliminating gathering restrictions with the goal of lifting most Covid-19 restrictions by July…

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