Latest coronavirus numbers -- WCAX continuing coverage
***EDITOR’S NOTE: WCAX News stopped updating these numbers as of Dec. 6, 2022.***
•Vermont statewide community levels: Low. For this seven-day reporting period, the rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Vermonters is below 200. New COVID-19 admissions are below 10 per 100,000 Vermonters per day, and the percent of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 is below 10%. Click here for the latest weekly surveillance report.
•As of Tuesday, New Hampshire health officials reported 125 new coronavirus cases for a total of 362,377. The current number of hospitalizations is 25. There have been a total of 2,827 deaths. Click here to view the New Hampshire dashboard.
•As of Tuesday, Clinton County, New York, has had a total of 21,679 confirmed cases and 120 deaths.
•As of Tuesday, Essex County, New York, has had a total of 7,373 confirmed cases and 71 deaths.
•As of Tuesday, Franklin County, New York, has had a total of 11,716 confirmed cases and 54 deaths.
Click here for New York positive tests by county
Click here for New York fatalities by county
COVID-19 Vermont Vaccines and National Stats
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Vermont Vaccination Dashboard Data used with permission, find more about the Vermont Department of Heath Vaccine Dashboard and FAQs for their data here>>
Vermont COVID Infection Dashboard Data discontinued as of 5/18/22, find Vermont Activity and Surveillance reports from the Vermont Department of Heath and FAQs for their data here>>
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IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS/CONTACTS:
***Click here for the latest information on who qualifies for COVID-19 vaccinations in Vermont and to register online for an appointment. You can also call to make an appointment at 855-722-7878. The call center is open Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.***
If you are sick and have questions, call your primary care physician. If you do not have one, call 211.
Vt. Department of Health: 802-863-7240
NH Division of Public Health Services: 603-271-4496
NY Novel Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VIRUS AND STEPS TO TAKE TO PREVENT ITS SPREAD, SEE THE LINKS BELOW:
More information from the Vermont Department of Health
More information from the New Hampshire Department of Health
More information from the NY Department of Health
UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS/SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Vermont information for small businesses
Vt. Agency of Commerce and Community Development small business disaster hotline: 802-461-5143
New Hampshire unemployment claims
COVID-19 Historical Statistics
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Graphs are historical, due to changes in reporting by various health departments. Graphs represent data reported March 2020 through May 16, 2022.
REGIONAL COVID-19 TIMELINE
March 2 -- first Upper Valley NH case confirmed
March 7 -- first Vermont case confirmed in Bennington county
March 11 -- VT activates emergency operations center, first Chittenden County case confirmed
March 13 -- state of emergency declared, began restricting size of gatherings, restricted visitors to long-term care facilities
March 15 -- schools closed
March 16 -- reduced gathering sizes more, closed bars and restaurants
March 17 -- child care closures
March 18 -- in-person DMV restricted, first nursing home case
March 19 -- first VT deaths from coronavirus
March 20 -- elective surgeries suspended
March 22 -- closure of close-contact biz, limited gatherings to 10 or fewer people
March 23 -- telecommuting ordered
March 24 -- stay home stay safe order issued, closure directed of in-person operations for non-essential biz the next day (March 25)
March 26 -- schools closed for rest of school year. NH orders residents to stay home & non-essential biz to close
March 30 -- all coming in from out-of-state have to quarantine at home for two weeks
April 10 -- extended stay at home order through May 15
April 17 -- announced phased restart with five areas of focus
April 20 -- first biz reopen (outdoor work, small groups of 2 or fewer)
April 24 -- expands work crews to 5 or fewer, adds manufacturing reopening, greenhouse sales allowed with 10 person limit, mandates masks and safety training for biz
May 4 -- Crews of 10 or fewer in manufacturing/construction/distribution, outpatient elective procedures can resume
May 6 -- limited social gatherings (10 or fewer, preferably outdoors) may resume, “trusted households” -- high-risk & seniors have to stay home still
May 7 -- some outdoor recreation may resume (golf, guided hikes, skate parks, etc.)
May 8 -- Ed agency announces traditional in-person large graduations are not allowed
May 11 -- Full/normal operations for manufacturing/construction/distribution
May 13 -- antibody testing group update (expected)
May 15 -- state of emergency expires but is extended to June 15
May 18 -- child cares can start bringing staff back, some nonessential businesses can reopen under guidelines
May 22 -- In-patient medical procedures, dentists, and most other one-on-one health visits reopen with guidelines; restaurants, lodgings, marinas reopen under guidelines
May 29 -- Salons and barbershops can reopen
May 29 -- NH stay-at-home order extended to June 15
June 1 -- child cares reopen as able & with changes based on health dept. guidance; museums, gyms, spas, massage therapists, nail salons, cleaning services, and similar “interior maintenance” businesses can reopen
June 5 -- New Hampshire lodgings can resume with guidelines
June 8 -- Interstate travel to and from New England and New York counties with 400 or fewer active COVID-19 cases per million is permitted.
June 8 -- Vt. Indoor dining will be permitted with 25% occupancy limits and social distancing and health and safety protocols.
June 15 -- Vt. emergency order extended to July 15
June 15 -- NH stay-at-home order ends
June 15 -- Vt. lodging reservations start again. Travelers may complete quarantine requirements in their home state. Lodging operations may also increase occupancy limits to 50% or a total of 25 guests and staff, whichever is greater.
June 19 -- Vermont long-term care residential facilities can allow up to two visitors per resident, per day. Visits must be outdoors.
June 22 -- NH day camps allowed to open with guidelines.
June 25 -- Vermont State Parks camping allowed
June 28 -- NH overnight camps allowed to open (guidelines in development)
July 7 -- Gov. Scott says he will likely extend the emergency order that’s set to expire on July 15 for another month
July 15 -- Vt. emergency order is extended to August 15
July 17 -- Agriculture Assistance Program applications open
August 1 -- Vt. mask mandate begins
August 14 -- Vt. emergency order extended to September 15
August 26 -- Deadline for Operational Relief Grant Program to help child care programs offset pandemic-related expenses and losses.
September 8 -- Vermont statewide return to school date
September 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires and is extended to October 15
September 18 -- Vermont bars allowed to reopen counter service and lodgings go to full-capacity
September 21 -- Vt. school sports inter-team scrimmages delayed
September 26 -- Vt. schools enter step three and sports inter-team scrimmages begin
October 1 -- Deadline for Agriculture Assistance Program extended to November 15
October 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires and is extended to November 15
October 15 -- Guidelines for Vt. school winter sports to be released
October 15 -- Vt. moratorium on utility shutoffs ends
November 10 -- All visitors or residents returning to Vermont required to quarantine
November 13 -- Gov. Scott issues new guidelines on social gatherings, bars and restaurants, and sports leagues.
November 15 -- Deadline for Agriculture Assistance Program
November 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires and is extended to December 15
November 18 -- Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program revised deadline (previously 11/13)
November 23 -- Surge site at Champlain Valley Expo ready for patients
November 24 -- Start of high school winter sports season put on hold
December 7 -- Vermont Supreme Court extends judicial emergency until March 31
December 15 -- First Vt. and NH health care workers receive COVID-19 vaccine
December 15 -- 100 total deaths reported in Vermont
December 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires and is extended to January 15
December 23 -- Vt. families temporarily allowed to gather with one other trusted household till January 2.
December 26 -- Public outdoor recreation with others, and youth league and school sports practices can begin.
December 29 -- Vt. officials announce age-based vaccination strategy
January 2 -- Return to no social gatherings
January 15 -- Vt. emergency order is extended to February 15
January 18 -- Phase 2 of Vt. school athletics plan begins
January 25 -- Vermont vaccination registration open to age 75+
January 27 -- Vermont vaccination clinics begin for age 75+
February 12 -- Inter-school and youth league competitions allowed with restrictions
February 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires and is extended to March 15
February 16 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 70-plus age category
February 23 -- Fully vaccinated individuals allowed to gather with one trusted household
February 23 -- Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine to travel to Vermont or return to Vermont.
February 26 -- Easing of guidelines begins for Vermont long-term care facilities
March 1 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 65-plus age category
March 8 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for teachers/childcare workers, correctional officers, public safety employees, 55-plus with underlying conditions
March 11 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 16-54 with underlying conditions
March 12 -- Vt. eases some social gathering, restaurant restrictions
March 15 -- Vt. emergency order is extended to April 15
March 24 -- Vt. bars and social clubs open under restaurant guidelines
March 25 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 60+
March 29 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 50+
March 31 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for parents caring for children with underlying conditions
April 1 - Vt. vaccine registration opens for all members of BIPOC community 16+
April 5 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 40+
April 9 -- Step 1 of Vermont Forward reopening plan
April 12 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 30+
April 15 -- Vt. emergency order is extended to May 15
April 17 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for high school students age 16-18
April 19 -- Vt. vaccine registration opens for 16+
April 29 -- Vt. vaccination registration opens for out-of-state college students, 2nd homeowners
May 1 -- Step 2 Vermont Forward reopening plan
May 14 -- Vermont drops mask mandate for fully vaccinated. Begins Step 3 of Vermont Forward reopening plan
May 15 -- Vt. emergency order extended to June 15
May 20 -- Residency requirement lifted for Vt. vaccinations
May 21 -- Canada extends border closure to June 21
May 29 -- 10 p.m. curfew lifted for Vermont bars and restaurants
June 14 -- Gov. Phil Scott announces Vermont has reached its 80% vaccination goal; COVID restrictions lifted
June 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires
June 21 -- Canada border closure expiration extended to July 21
July 21 -- Canada border closure expiration extended to August 21
August 9 -- Canada reopens to vaccinated Americans
August 20 -- U.S. extends Canada border closure to Sept. 21
September 20 -- U.S. extends Canada border closure to Oct. 21
October 1 -- Vermonters 65+, those with underlying health conditions, and essential workers can sign up for Pfizer booster shots.
October 22 -- Eligible Vermonters age 18 and older can get a booster vaccine that’s a different brand from their initial doses.
November 1 -- “Mix and match” vaccine scheduling opens on Vt. website
November 3 -- Vaccination signup begins for children aged 5 to 11
November 4 -- Vaccination begins for children aged 5 to 11
November 8 -- U.S. border opens to vaccinated Canadians.
November 22 -- Vermont Legislature holds special session; passes plan to allow communities to set their own limited municipal mask mandates.
November 23 -- Gov. Phil Scott signs bill allowing Vermont communities to create their own mask mandates.
December 1 -- Masks required inside Vermont state offices.
December 13 -- New York state mask mandate goes into effect
December 28 -- Vt. Legislature announces first two weeks of session will be remote
February 10 -- New York state lifts mask mandate for public spaces
March 14 -- Vermont to adopt CDC’s new COVID-risk guidelines. All school-specific guidelines will be dropped.
March 15 -- New Hampshire fixed COVID-19 testing sites closing
March 16 -- Free take-home tests available at Vt. state testing sites; New testing recommendations.
March 31 -- NH state-run COVID vaccination sites to close Thursday
April 1 -- Vermont state-run vaccination sites will no longer require a reservation.
May 18 -- Vermont to discontinue COVID dashboard
June 25 - Vermont state-sponsored testing sites to close
Sept. 27 -- Bivalent booster available in Vermont
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