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


Leahy Library, Vermont Historical Society

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Unvacinated Drive Spike
"Officials said Tuesday [September 21, 2021] that Labor Day-related gatherings and activities could have caused a new spike, which began about 10 days after the holiday weekend.

These trends are being driven by unvaccinated people, Gov. Phil Scott…

Hospitalization Record for Delta Surge
"The number of people hospitalized for Covid also spiked over the weekend. At last count, 46 people were in the hospital due to the virus, including 15 in intensive care units. That’s the highest number of hospitalizations Vermont has reported during…

Covid cases rise in Vermont schools
On September 14 the Department of Health reported that schools have recorded at least 78 cases in the past week. That’s compared to a total of 40 cases in the previous week’s data, reported on Sept. 6.

New hospital records sent in recent surge
With 43 people in the hospital, Vermont set records for hospitalizations in the recent Covid-19 for the second day in a row on September 14, 2021. Of those 43 people, 36 were unvaccinated and seven were fully vaccinated.

CVU Student Goes Viral in Protest Response
A video of a CVU student flipping off an anti-mask protester went viral across the country.

Parents Shout Down Pediatrician
"During the public comment period for the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union’s board meeting last week, a small group of parents, spread out in the mostly empty pea-green auditorium, stood up one by one to disagree with the district’s policy to…

Health Department stats show persistent effects of Delta spread
"Unvaccinated Vermonters are three to four times more likely than vaccinated Vermonters to contract Covid-19 in the current period of spread, according to new data from the Vermont Department of Health. ... Health officials have repeatedly emphasized…

Vermont far exceeds Covid death predictions for August
"Going into August, state officials hoped Vermont would see few, if any, Covid deaths, even as the number of cases rose. On August 3, a modeling presentation at Gov. Phil Scott’s weekly press conference forecasted between zero and six Covid deaths in…

Health Department employees urge leaders to issue stronger Covid-19 guidance
"Agroup of 91 rank-and-file Vermont Health Department employees have penned a letter to the department’s leaders, begging them to take a firmer stand as the state sees a surge of Covid-19 cases."

Masks again at Hunger Mountain Coop
On August 6, Stephani Kononan of the Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier made the following announcement on Front Porch Forum: "I wish I had a more uplifting topic for you at this time, but the inescapable fact is that cases of COVID-19 are on the…

Rates Continue to Rise
According to VTDigger, "ermont reported 107 new Covid-19 cases and no new deaths on Friday. Health department data shows 23 people hospitalized with the virus, with seven in intensive care and one person hospitalized with a suspected case.


Three-month high
"Data from the Vermont Department of Health shows cases rising statewide. The state reported 89 new cases on Monday, as well as 47 cases on Sunday and 112 cases on Saturday, the highest one-day count since April 29."

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