COVID-19 in Vermont: Updates on school openings, case counts and local impact

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in Vermont, you can find the latest updates and information on this page. The most recent news is at the top.

For archived daily updates from March 17, 2020 to July 21, 2020, click here.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and breathing trouble. Most develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can be fatal.  

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Vermont Health Department on Saturday reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Vermont to 1,402

One person is hospitalized for the disease, and 12 others are hospitalized under investigation. A total of 1,190 have recovered from COVID-19, and 90,617 people have been tested. 

Since June 18, deaths have remained at 56.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Vermont Health Department on Saturday reported 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Vermont to 1,400

One person is hospitalized for the disease, and 12 others are hospitalized under investigation. A total of 1,186 have recovered from COVID-19.

Since June 18, deaths have remained at 56.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Vermont Health Department on Saturday reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Vermont to 1,396

One person is hospitalized for the disease, and 12 others are hospitalized under investigation. A total of 1,182 have recovered from COVID-19, and 88,816 people have been tested. 

Since June 18, deaths have remained at 56.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will postpone a previously planned  furlough of more than 13,000 public servants through Aug. 31. There are 1,109 Vermonters who had previously received furlough notices that would have gone into effect on Aug. 3.

At a press conference on Friday, Gov. Phil Scott signed an order that will mandate masks in all public places in Vermont. 

More:Coronavirus: Gov. Scott issues statewide mask mandate in Vermont

The mandate applies to all individuals over the age of 2, with exceptions for those with health issues that make it difficult to wear a mask. Facial coverings will be required both indoors and outdoors across the state.

Vermont’s Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning, bringing the cumulative state total to 1,385.

There are currently three people hospitalized with the virus in Vermont. Nine other hospitalizations are being investigated.

Since June 18, deaths have remained at 56.

As of Friday, 1,177 people have recovered from the virus and a total of 87,692 people have been tested.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Eleven new cases of COVID-19 had been reported to the state’s health department Thursday morning, bringing the cumulative state total to 1,377.

Two people are currently hospitalized with the virus, the same number as yesterday. Ten other hospitalizations are being investigated.

Deaths have remained at 56 since June 18.

As of Thursday, 1,156 people have recovered from the virus and a total of 86,582 people have been tested.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

On July 30, there will be a virtual COVID-19 Recovery Forum for residents of Chittenden County from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The forum will address challenges, ideas and strategies for community response, economic recovery and long-term resilience and renewal, according to the host, the Local Support and Community Action Team of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Task Force.

To learn more about the forum, and to register, visit here, or contact info@vtrural.org or call 802-223-6091.    

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Vermont’s Health Department reported two new positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,366.

Two people are hospitalized with the virus, while 12 people were hospitalized under investigation, the data showed. 

Vermont has gone more than a month without a death attributable to COVID-19.

Wednesday’s update also showed that 1,152 people had recovered from the virus and 85,742 people had been tested.

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