•As of Wednesday, Vermont health officials reported 523 new coronavirus cases for a total of 100,621. There have been a total of 527 deaths. The state’s percent positive seven-day average is 11.5%. The current number of hospitalizations is 115 with 23 in the ICU.
•As of Tuesday, New Hampshire health officials reported 724 new coronavirus cases for a total of 266,000 The state’s percent positive seven-day average is 17.1%. The current number of hospitalizations is 412. There have been a total of 2,170 deaths.
•As of Monday, Clinton County, New York, has had a total of 13,968 confirmed cases and 70 deaths.
•As of Monday, Essex County, New York, has had a total of 6,697 confirmed cases and 58 deaths.
•As of Monday, Franklin County, New York, has had a total of 8,100 confirmed cases and 37 deaths.
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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:
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Vt. Agency of Commerce and Community Development small business disaster hotline: 802-461-5143
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 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 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
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