Another Day, another COVID-19 update

Very informative to keep you in the know

Here is your latest update as posted in the List Serv. Many of my readers look forward to these postings so I try to get one to you whenever possible. Stay safe out there.

30. Daily COVID-19 update:
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <Jennifer.Frank@vermont.gov>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 00:12:35 +0000

1.  Current COVID-19 Activity in Vt / (NH):

- Total cases: 971 (4,286)

- Currently hospitalized: 0 (105)

- Hospitalized under investigation: 21

- Total people recovered: 849 (2,691)

- Deaths: 54 (223)

- People tested: 30,999

- People being monitored: 44

- People completed monitoring: 878


2. Clinicians in the United Kingdom reported an increasing number of previously healthy children who developed a severe inflammatory syndrome with Kawasaki disease like features. These children either had evidence of current or recent infection with COVID-19 or were epidemiologically linked to a known COVID-19 case. The clinical presentation of these children included: persistent fever, hypotension, multiorgan (cardiac, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, hematologic, dermatologic) involvement, and elevated inflammatory markers. If you have a child who is displaying these symptoms, an epidemiologist can be reached at 802-863-7240, extension 3 between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on business days.


3. The next meal distributions will be held on 5/28 at Franklin County State Airport, 629 Airport Rd, Swanton & 5/29 at Caledonia County State Airport, 2107 Pudding Hill Rd, Lyndonville.


4. Hair salons and barber shops may reopen 5/29 with limited operations. Religious facilities and places of worship may also reopen at 25% capacity.


5. The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has launched "Local Food in Your Community Program" for projects that support and strengthen collaboration between communities and local producers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period for these grants closes on June 30, 2020.


6. During the past 2 months, the number of vehicles travelling on the nation’s roadways has been greatly reduced.  However, despite there being fewer vehicles on the road, we have seen a severe spike in speeding and other motor-vehicle violations.  This is due in part to law enforcement officers taking a cautionary approach to traffic enforcement in order to avoid close personal contact with motorists.  As a result, people are driving faster, and many states have seen a spike in their fatal crash rates. Vt law enforcement agencies are urging everyone to buckle up and drive safely.  For a 10-day period beginning Friday, May 22, 2020, law enforcement officers in Vt will be on a directed campaign, taking part in the 2020 Vt Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. The campaign which includes officers from various departments across the state will shuft their enforcement efforts to the Norwich / Hartford / Thetford / Royalton region tomorrow. As such, residents may see officers from other communities policing local roads throughout the day as part of the statewide campaign.


Chief J. Frank, Norwich, VT Police Department
10 Hazen Street / P.O. Box 311, Norwich, VT (802)649-1460 (Office), (802)649-1775 (Fax)
Jennifer.Frank@Vermont.gov