Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 9:05 PM EST
•As of Wednesday, Vermont health officials reported 124 new coronavirus cases for a total of 10,471. There have been a total of 165 deaths. The state’s percent positive seven-day average is 2.6%. A total of 290,593 people have been tested, 174 travelers are being monitored, 12,371 have completed monitoring, and 7,020 have recovered.
•As of Wednesday, New Hampshire health officials have reported a total of 59,437 coronavirus cases. There have been a total of 950 deaths.
•As of Wednesday Clinton County, New York, has had a total of 2,250 confirmed cases and 17 deaths.
•As of Wednesday, Essex County, New York, has had a total of 1,058 confirmed cases and 20 deaths.
•As of Wednesday, Franklin County, New York, has had a total of 1,208 confirmed cases and eight deaths.
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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
Wednesday marked two weeks since the violent attacks in Washington. While the theme at Wednesday’s inauguration was healing and unity, the images from the mob taking over the U.S. Capitol still linger. Our Ike Bendavid spoke with Vermonters who emigrated to America to get their take on the current state of the country.
Wednesday marked two weeks since the violent attacks in Washington. While the theme at Wednesday’s inauguration was healing and unity, the images from the mob taking over the U.S. Capitol still linger.