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COVID-19 at UVM: 42 positive cases reported days before Thanksgiving break

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Staff Report December 3, 2020
Nov. 16, 2020: 35 UVM community members tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last week, more than tripling last week’s record high of seven positive cases. 

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
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...

Saint Michael’s College goes temporarily remote following student outbreak

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

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

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 Vermont's response to the virus.
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,...

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

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

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

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

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