Latest coronavirus numbers -- WCAX continuing coverage

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) •As of Friday, Vermont health officials reported 389 coronavirus cases in the state and 17 deaths. A total of 5,228 tests have been conducted, 102 people are being monitored, and 705 people have completed monitoring.

•As of Thursday, New Hampshire health officials reported 479 coronavirus cases in the state and five deaths. Some 1,700 people are being monitored.

•As of Friday, Clinton County, New York, has 29 confirmed cases.

•As of Friday, Essex County, New York, has 14 confirmed cases.

•As of Thursday, Franklin County, New York, has 9 confirmed cases.


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IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS/CONTACTS:

If you are sick and have questions on how to proceed, 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

More information from the CDC

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS/SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Vermont unemployment claims

Vermont information for small businesses
Vt. Agency of Commerce and Community Development small business disaster hotline: 802-461-5143

New Hampshire unemployment claims

Small Business Administration

New York unemployment claims

HEADLINES, CLOSURES, AND CANCELLATIONS

•Vt. Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine Friday said the state is now encouraging everyone to wear masks in public, even if they don't have symptoms. He stressed that medical-grade masks should continue to be saved for health professionals.

•Gov. Scott has put out the call for those with medical and health care skills to volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), and those with other needed skills to sign up to help.

•Chittenden County residents are being protected from eviction during the coronavirus pandemic. The Vermont Superior Court Chittenden Civil Division issued an order Monday deferring all action on evictions until the end of the "Judicial Emergency."

•Vt. elections officials say candidates are no longer required to get signatures to run for office. Towns can also change from floor meetings to Australian ballot without a full vote of the town.

•Governor Phil Scott Monday ordered residents and non-residents coming from outside Vermont for anything other than essential purposes, to self-isolate for 14 days. He also expanded hotel and motel closures to short term rentals like Airbnb, and all public and private camping facilities and RV parks.

•The Vermont Health Department is emphasizing that the new COVID-19 testing site up at Landmark College in Putney by the Vermont National Guard is only for patients who have a referral from their health care provider.

•Vermont kids will not return to school this school year. Gov. Phil Scott late Thursday announced that all in-person instruction for schools preK-12 is over for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and all learning will continue online.

•Vermont as of Wednesday 5 p.m. has imposed a "stay at home" order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

•Vermont is suspending all Amtrak service.

•The Chittenden Solid Waste District will reopen its Williston Drop-Off Center Thursday but all other drop-off centers and the environmental depot will be closed until further notice.

The Vermont Department of Public Service has released an interactive Public Wi-Fi Hot Spot Map to help Vermonters connect to publicly available internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

•Seven members of the Vermont National Guard are on active duty, after the governor declared a state of emergency.

•Gov. Phil Scott has ordered the closure of all close-contact businesses in Vermont such as gyms, hair and nail salons, tattoo shops and spas. The order goes into effect on March 23 at 8 p.m.

•Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Tuesday ordered the closure of all child care centers except those that serve children of "essential workers" A website is now running to help essential workers find child care for their kids.

•The state has ordered the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles to stop in-person transactions after Thursday.

•New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued executive orders to prevent utilities from shutting off service due to nonpayment during the state of emergency, to stop landlords from giving eviction notices and to increase access to unemployment benefits.

•The UVM and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centers have temporarily suspended most visitations.

•Both the University of Vermont Medical Center Health Network and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are among hospitals that are suspending all elective non-urgent procedures including diagnostic tests, clinic visits, and surgeries.

•Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas are suspending collections activities, including service disconnections, through April 30.

•The Vermont DMV will stop in-person transactions on March 19. They have granted a 90-day extension for all license and registration renewals.

•Vermont dentists are being asked to only see patients who need emergency care.

•All nonemergency Superior Court hearings are postponed until at least April 15.

•The governor has ordered the closure of all Vermont bars and restaurants effective at 2 p.m., March 17 until April 6. Restaurants may continue to offer takeout and delivery service.

•Both the New York and Vermont Departments of Corrections have suspended visitation at state prison facilities.

•Most colleges and universities in the region have modified spring break and are holding classes online.

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