Latest coronavirus numbers -- WCAX continuing coverage

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jan. 11, 2021 at 8:25 PM EST
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•As of Friday, Vermont health officials reported 142 new coronavirus cases for a total of 9,734. There have been a total of 163 deaths. The state’s percent positive seven-day average is 2.7%. A total of 284,215 people have been tested, 188 travelers are being monitored, 12,258 have completed monitoring, and 6,506 have recovered.

•As of Friday, New Hampshire health officials have reported a total of 55,500 coronavirus cases. There have been a total of 908 deaths.

•As of Friday Clinton County, New York, has had a total of 2,082 confirmed cases and 12 deaths.

•As of Friday, Essex County, New York, has had a total of 1010 confirmed cases and 16 deaths.

•As of Friday, Franklin County, New York, has had a total of 1069 confirmed cases and eight deaths.

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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 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires


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NY high school graduation rate rises after school closures

Middlebury senior-living community welcomes arrival of vaccine

Sununu extends controversial mask mandate

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Scott delivers message of unity in troubled times

Vt. man who threatened vaccine disruption appears in federal court

Cuomo highlights Northern NY hospital’s success vaccinating people

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