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"Substantial" spread

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"Substantial" spread


By August 2, 2021, Chittenden and Essex counties were reporting “substantial” Covid spread, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, placing both regions under new recommendations for universal indoor masking.

According to VtDigger, "The CDC announced last Tuesday that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should wear masks in indoor public settings in any counties reporting “substantial” or “high” levels of transmission. “Substantial” refers to at least 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, and “high” refers to 100 or more.

"But for now, state officials say no new restrictions are being contemplated. Hospitalizations and deaths remain in the low single digits, according to Jason Maulucci, a spokesperson for Gov. Phil Scott. And case growth is still driven by unvaccinated adults, he said."


Mike Dougherty, vtdigger


August 2, 2021

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Mike Dougherty, vtdigger, “"Substantial" spread,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed May 27, 2024,