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A covid-safe Hanukkah guide

A covid-safe Hanukkah guide
Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

“Put on your yamakah, here comes Hanukkah” With COVID numbers on the rise, it’s important now more than ever to stay vigilant about being safe, even as the holidays roll around. With Hanukkah...

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...

BREAKING: UVM reports 35 new cases among students, faculty and staff

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 17, 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.  20 off-campus and seven on-campus students tested...

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2020

UVM students will be allowed to return home early for break and remote classes in the wake of a spike of COVID-19 cases at UVM and Vermont as a whole.  Though the last day of classes before break is...

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Jeanne Mance became UVM's designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.
Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Students to retest for COVID-19 after Halloween weekend raises concerns

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

UVM students who were tested earlier this week must be retested this weekend due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases that may be associated with Halloween gatherings.  The Vermont Department...

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

BREAKING: 30 students in quarantine after one student tests positive for COVID-19

Signage on the door of a UVM residence hall reminds community members of the school's COVID-19 rules, including social distancing and the buildings' new no-guest policy.
Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

Thirty UVM students were moved into quarantine Tuesday after at least one student tested positive for COVID-19 after a Halloween weekend that drew increased warnings for students to stay safe. UVM spokesperson...

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.
Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau...

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...

UVM varsity sports to resume play starting next month

The men's basketball team huddles together before a game in February 2017.
Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor October 27, 2020

UVM fall and winter sports teams will soon return to gameplay after season resumption plans were announced by America East, ending indefinite season delays due to the pandemic.  America East, which...

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