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Latest coronavirus numbers -- WCAX continuing coverage

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:51 PM EDT
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•As of Friday, Vermont health officials reported 55 new coronavirus cases for a total of 24,889. There have been a total of 260 deaths. The state’s percent positive seven-day average is 1.7%. A total of 413,874 people have been tested, and 24,212 have recovered.

•As of Friday, New Hampshire health officials reported 118 new coronavirus cases for a total of 100,657. There have been a total of 1,387 deaths.

•As of Wednesday, Clinton County, New York, has had a total of 4,804 confirmed cases and 34 deaths.

•As of Thursday, Essex County, New York, has had a total of 1,688 confirmed cases and 28 deaths.

•As of Thursday, Franklin County, New York, has had a total of 2,640 confirmed cases and 17 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:

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

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Vermont information for small businesses

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

New Hampshire unemployment claims

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REGIONAL COVID-19 TIMELINE (AS OF 5/8)

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

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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

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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

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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 1 -- Step 2 Vermont Forward reopening plan

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 14 -- Gov. Phil Scott announces Vermont has reached its 80% vaccination goal; COVID restrictions lifted

June 15 -- Vt. emergency order expires

June 21 -- Canada border closure expiration extended to July 21

July 21 -- Canada border closure expires

August 9 -- Canada reopens to vaccinated Americans

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