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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM Students come to the first floor of the Davis Center to get tested weekly for COVID-19.

‘This is something we anticipated:’ UVM says virus is under control as cases continue to rise

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2021

UVM has surpassed previous testing highs for the second week in a row, but officials say the University’s COVID-19 policies and mitigation strategy will remain the same.  With 64 new positive cases...

Mercy Hall, a residential building on Trinity campus is where quarantining students are being moved.

BREAKING: UVM expands quarantine housing as cases near 100 for the semester

Ella Ruehsen and Emma Pinezich February 21, 2021

The University of Vermont is adding an additional on-campus location to quarantine students after nearly 80 tested positive for COVID-19 in the first two weeks of the semester. In an email sent Sunday...

Colorful decals lead students through the check-in line and to the testing area Feb. 15.

COVID-19 at UVM: Nearly 50 positive cases reported among students in all-time high

Staff Report February 16, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021 Nearly 50 students tested positive for COVID-19 last week marking the highest number of student positives to date at UVM.  Thirty-six on-campus residential students and 10 off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 out of 11,036 total student swabs taken between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14.
The state installed COVID-19 sign stands off of exit 14E to let out-of-state travelers know the Vermont guidelines for COVID Jan. 25. A 14 day quarantine is required of all out-of-state travelers among other safety precautions.

UVM to maintain fall semester COVID regulations amid rising cases

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 1, 2021

Despite rising cases of COVID-19 in Vermont and an uptick in cases at the end of last semester, UVM will maintain the same strategy for containing the coronavirus during the spring semester.  Although...

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 21, 2020

COVID test results have been delayed due to an issue at the lab that processes UVM’s tests following a week of record-high case numbers at UVM. The delay comes just as students are returning home...

A banner flies outside an empty Saint Michaels College. The school temporarily shifted to remote schooling following an outbreak of what is now 29 COVID-19 cases.

Saint Michael’s College goes temporarily remote following student outbreak

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 27, 2020

Less than three miles from UVM’s campus, Saint Michael's College in Colchester is confronting a COVID-19 outbreak, prompting school officials to move to entirely remote learning for the time being. 29...

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addresses gathered media in the Grand Maple Ball Room at UVM Oct. 10. Birx praised the University and Vermonts response to the virus.

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator praises UVM, cautions potential outbreaks

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor October 10, 2020

In a visit to the University of Vermont’s campus Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the University and the states’ handling of the...

UVM admits shortcomings in tracking names for COVID-19 tests

UVM admits shortcomings in tracking names for COVID-19 tests

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor October 1, 2020

UVM is struggling to keep track of weekly student COVID-19 tests, according to one administrator, despite reassurance from the University that testing and contact tracing have been a success. Gary Derr,...

In the second week of the semester, students trickle into the Davis Center for their mandatory weekly COVID-19 test.

Despite promise of daily test results, UVM, city and state cannot produce numbers

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor September 9, 2020

The University of Vermont will not release comprehensive data each day about the deadly virus’ spread throughout the UVM community, despite claims that they are committed to a 24-hour test result turn...

Testing questions go unanswered

Testing questions go unanswered

Staff Editorial September 8, 2020

Thursday night, after a whole day of waiting for UVM to post the new testing numbers to their coronavirus dashboard, our News Editor texted our Managing Editor when the numbers finally went up.  They...

Mayor Miro Weinberger (left) and Brian Lowe, Burlington’s Chief Innovation Officer (right), discuss UVMs disciplinary policies for breaking COVID-19 rules during a Sept. 2 press briefing over Zoom.

BREAKING: At least one UVM student has been suspended after breaking COVID policies, says mayor

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter September 2, 2020

At least one UVM student has been removed from campus for violating state and city COVID-19 policies, the city of Burlington announced in a press briefing today.  At 2 p.m. Sept. 2 Burlington Mayor...

COVID-19 testing site set up by the national guard to the right of the Waterman building June 4.

COVID-19 testing available to UVM students on campus

Lilly Page , Cynic News Reporter June 4, 2020

COVID-19 tests will be available on campus to UVM students returning to Vermont in June so that they do not have to travel to get tested.  UVM is collaborating with the Vermont Department of Health...

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