Norwich Police Monthly minutes for Nov 2020 and an updated COVID-19 report

Includes a nice explanation of the proposed budget also.

Good Morning Norwich, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and are making the best of the situation for now. I am sure there was plenty of turkey, side dishes and stuffing for all.

Check out this monthly NPD minutes and you will find it is stuffed with some nice Thanksgiving messages as well as some community policing happenings and an easy to follow spreadsheet called the Community Conversation Budget which helps explain the proposed budget for the department. Click on this link to see the full report.

Here is the announcement that appeared in this mornings List serv.

20. Norwich Police Department monthly minutes for November 2020
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:46:11 +0000

The Norwich Police Department monthly minutes for November 2020 have been posted.  Take a peek at some of the activity that occurred this month!Link:

Chief Jennifer Frank, Norwich, VT Police
10 Hazen Street / P.O. Box 311, Norwich, VT
(802)649-1460 (O), (802)649-1775 (F)
*Sent via mobile device*

31. COVID-19 update: 11/27
From: "Frank, Jennifer" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 01:49:49 +0000

1.  The Agency of Education advised VT schools to ask students returning from break whether they attended a multi-family gathering as part of the daily health screenings. Students who did so will be asked to quarantine.
2.  The start of the school winter sports season has been pushed back from 11/30, due to the increase of COVID-19 infections in Vermont. Start date: tbd
3.  Current case status in Vermont:
• Positive test results: 4,005
• Total people tested: 221,409
• Total tests conducted: 546,179
• Deaths: 67
• Total people recovered: 2,439
• Hospitalized patients with COVID-19: 18
• Hospitalized patients under investigation for COVID-19: 3
• 7-day average test positivity rate: 1.3%
4.  Over 9,000 teachers and staff at VT schools were tested last week as part of statewide surveillance testing. The testing revealed 21 cases of COVID-19.
5.  November has seen unprecedented growth in COVID-19 cases, both nationally and locally. 40% of VT COVID-19 cases were recorded in November, more than in March through July.
6.  Washington County has the tenth highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita in the Northeast United States.
7.  New COVID-19 testing sites opened this week, offering 7-day-a-week testing in Stratton, Berlin, Northfield, Newport, St. Johnsbury, Fairlee, and Bennington. These are in addition to the 5 opened last week. Sites will be added next week in Springfield, Morrisville, and White River Junction.
8.  Hospital resources remain adequate
currently, though there is competition for ICU and medical/surgical  beds that are used for  non­ COVID 19 patients.
- Number of COVID­19 patients hospitalized:
Monday: 18 positive, 1 under investigation
Wednesday: 22 positive (5 in ICU), 4 under investigation
Friday: 16 positive, 0 under investigation
- Total hospital beds available:
Monday: ­ 461 with capacity of 1,271
Wednesday: ­ 437 with capacity of 1,270
Friday: ­ 587 with capacity of 1,249
9.  Local: The Norwich bookstore has closed in-store browsing but remains open for phone, email, and web-orders. Curbside - on the porch, pick up, or mailing.

Chief Jennifer Frank, Norwich, VT Police
10 Hazen Street / P.O. Box 311, Norwich, VT
(802)649-1460 (O), (802)649-1775 (F)
*Sent via mobile device*