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Q & A with Senator Ruth Hardy (D-Addison District) on Covid-19

Senator Ruth Hardy (D-Addison District) speaking at Middlebury College in October 2019. Since mid-March, state legislators have passed two major covid-19 related bills in an effort to contain the outbreak of the viral-disease.

By FLORENCE WU

April 2, 2020

Covid-19 has dramatically changed the landscape of life in Addison County and across the state of Vermont in the past few weeks. Middlebury College suspended in-person classes on March 10, and local businesses have been floundering following a March 24 state-issued “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. As of April 1, Vermon...

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

Middlebury business affected by Covid-19: What you need to know

By BENJAMIN GLASS and BENJY RENTON

April 2, 2020

The Campus has been keeping track of restaurants and retail outlets in the town of Middlebury during Covid-19. Check below to see the status of town businesses.

Town businesses lay-off staff, offer curbside service following state-wide Stay Home order

Businesses have resorted to delivery or curbside pick-up as Governor Scott’s recent Stay Home, Stay Safe order forces businesses to drastically change the way they operate.

By LUCY TOWNEND

April 2, 2020

Middlebury businesses are facing increasing hardship after Governor Phil Scott issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order for the state of Vermont on Tuesday, March 24. Issued as an amendment to the state of emergency declared on March 13, the order prohibits the in-person operation of non-essential businesses, forcing st...

Joining forces with town, Middlebury repurposes resources and offers support

As Covid-19 spreads throughout Vermont, Middlebury is prepared to repurpose Chip Kenyon Arena to host a Department of Health mobile hospital unit in the event that coronavirus cases exceed Porter Medical Center’s current capacity.

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

April 2, 2020

The college is preparing its facilities to provide additional support to Porter Medical Center and the greater community.

Local business takes hit from mandated closures and quarantined public

Businesses on Main Street and across town have been confronted with major roadblocks this past week due the outbreak of Covid-19. All restaurants in town were forced to halt dining services on Tuesday by a state mandate, and many retailers have seen a sharp decline in customer sales.

By BENJAMIN GLASS and LUCY TOWNEND

March 20, 2020

As Middlebury College students evacuated campus and Covid-19 broke out in Vermont, town businesses saw a decline in sales and were forced to close or reduce staff.

Porter Hospital confirms Addison County’s first case of Covid-19

By ANNA WOOD

March 19, 2020

The individual tested positive through Porter Hospital's drive-through testing service and is now self-isolating.

BevCo sees long lines, drastic sales increase after classes suspended

Students stocked up on drinks at Middlebury Discount Beverage after receiving an announcement from the college that classes will be remote for the remainder of the semester. Students, especially seniors, have been planning parties before leaving campus indefinitely.

By BENJAMIN GLASS

March 11, 2020

Students stocked up on drinks after the college announced the suspension of in-person classes.

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