VDH COVID-19 Update: Cases fall under 100 as Pfizer vaccine distributed

first_img2.2% Total tests 3,970 People tested 2 Deaths+ Total people recovered * Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+ Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending. Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more data at: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external).COVID-19 TestingTesting is an important tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about who should get tested and find a site near you at healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing(link is external).Guidance for Vermonters and BusinessesHealth information, guidance and data: healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Sector guidance: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19(link is external)Modeling: dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling(link is external)Governor’s actions: governor.vermont.gov/covid19response(link is external)Get the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).School & Child Care GuidanceStrong and Healthy Start: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools(link is external)Mental Health: A Strong and Healthy Start: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports During COVID-19(link is external)Child care: Health Guidance for Child Care and Out of School Care(link is external)More resources on the Your Community web page(link is external).Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthIf you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external). Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255.For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external).Visit our Coping With Stress(link is external) web page.Get connected to Alcohol and Drug Support Services at VT Helplink(link is external).Get self-help tips and connect to mental health services at COVID Support VT(link is external).Food resourcesIf your financial situation has recently changed, you may now qualify for Vermont nutrition and food programs, including WIC program (Women, Infants and Children), 3SquaresVT/SNAP, and more. Newer programs such as Farmers to Families and Everyone Eats are helping to fill the gaps. Contact the Health Department(link is external), Hunger Free Vermont(link is external), or call 2-1-1 for more information.Find Opportunities to Support the COVID-19 ResponseVermonters can now step up and help with the COVID-19 response in long-term care facilities and other areas. Visit www.vermont.gov/covid-staffing(link is external) for more information.Stay Informed with VT-ALERTStay up to date on the latest COVID guidance and information by registering for Vermont Alert (VT-ALERT), the State’s emergency notification system. Visit www.vtalert.gov(link is external) and select the alerts they would like to receive (COVID information is listed under “Health Alerts”). Current subscribers can also update their notifications. Notifications are available via email, text, phone and the Everbridge mobile app. 640,896 86(6,243 total) 10 Percent Positive (7-day average) Hospitalized under investigation 214 Number Travelers monitored 191 Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)December 18, 2020New or updated information is in red and bold.This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Click the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pages healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Officials give vaccination update, urge Vermonters to stay safe for the holidaysHealth Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said at Friday’s press conference that all hospitals have now received their allocation of COVID-19 vaccine for the first week and have been busy vaccinating their higher risk healthcare staff.Meanwhile, the state pharmacy partners — CVS, Walgreens and HealthDirect/Kinney Drugs — are scheduled to begin clinics at long-term care facilities next week.“We need to be patient as we wait to make sure those at highest risk are protected right now,” Dr. Levine said. “While we won’t get to watch all the vaccinations that continue over the coming months like we saw the very first one, we can keep this in mind: every time a Vermonter gets vaccinated, all of us benefit.”Before finalizing the next priority group for vaccination, we are awaiting recommendations from ACIP, which will be meeting this weekend, and our own Vaccine Implementation Advisory Group which met today. As important as the vaccine is, we must stay focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Levine said, especially with the holidays that begin next week.“The guidance that is currently in place still calls for us to avoid social gatherings, and the CDC has also said: the safest way to celebrate is to celebrate at home with the people you live with,” Dr. Levine said.We need to remind anyone who does get together with others, to keep gatherings as small as possible, wear masks, keep a 6-foot distance, go outside if you can. And always stay away from others if you’re sick.Plan ahead to get tested — right afterward, and seven days later. And if you gather or travel, plan to quarantine — stay home and away from others, either for 14 days or seven days with your negative test result (as long as you don’t have symptoms).“The fact is, we need to acknowledge that some people will choose these higher risk activities, but if we can encourage them to take these steps, we can still help protect our communities from further spread,” Dr. Levine said. “And please strongly reconsider any gathering that involves a person with underlying medical conditions or an older person.”Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?The COVID-19 vaccine is now here in Vermont, and hospitals have begun vaccinations.If you’re looking for the latest information about who can get the vaccine now, where and when people will be vaccinated, visit healthvermont.gov/covid19-vaccines(link is external). Check back often, as we update this web page with new information. And sign up for our Weekly COVID-19 newsletter(link is external) to stay up to date.While we wait for vaccine to become more widely available to Vermonters, we must keep up our prevention practices, including physical distancing, mask-wearing and handwashing. This is still the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.New at healthvermont.gov(link is external)The Holiday Messaging Toolkit for Schools(link is external) has been updated with messages to share with families for the winter holidays and break. The toolkit contains social media posts plus images, sample newsletter drop-in text and information to help schools share with staff and parents. You can find it, and other resources, on our PreK-12 schools page(link is external) under “Guidance.”Each county in Vermont has a 2% or lower percent positivity since March. Since October 1, percent positivity has increased in every county except Chittenden. Learn more about the percent positivity by county in the latest Weekly Data Summary Spotlight(link is external).Vermonters who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) represent 6% of the state’s population but 18% of COVID-19 cases. BIPOC Vermonters with COVID-19 have significantly higher hospitalization and chronic disease rates, relative to white non-Hispanic people with COVID-19.A new data brief(link is external) delves deeper into how BIPOC Vermonters have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, due to systemic and structural racism affecting the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, and work.Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on December 18, 2020 Description 27 107 Currently hospitalized 248,986 Hospitalized in ICU Contacts monitored New cases* 11,400 People completed monitoringlast_img read more

Cut to the bone

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

Former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott Dead

first_imgStay tuned for more information as it becomes available. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 5:10 p.m.:Governor Mike Dunleavy has responded in a press release, ordering U.S. and Alaskan flags to be flown at half-staff for a week.Governor Mike Dunleavy, First Lady Rose Dunleavy, Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer and Marty Meyer are sending their deepest sympathies today to the family and friends of former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. Mallott, 77 years old, passed away this morning in Anchorage.“The First Lady and myself want to extend our condolences to the Mallott family during this time of great personal loss,” said Governor Dunleavy. “It didn’t matter if it was in the native community, the business sector or public office – Byron was a leader who worked to improve our state for the people of Alaska.”“Marty and I offer our sincere condolences to the family of former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott in this time of mourning. Byron had a long history of service to our great state,” said Lt. Governor Meyer.Governor Dunleavy has ordered the United States flag and Alaska state flag to be flown at half-staff for seven days starting today through sunset Friday, May 15. Today I lost a dear friend, Byron Mallott, whose love for Alaska and Alaskans knew no bounds. We started out as rivals and soon became close friends. I will miss him greatly. To Toni Mallott and family, our hearts are breaking with yours. Farewell, dear friend, farewell. pic.twitter.com/9NLUdNjYbs— Bill Walker (@BillWalkerAk) May 8, 2020Original Article:Former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott has died at the age of 77. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the cause of death was a heart attack on Thursday evening. Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement: “Byron Mallott was a strong leader in the Alaska Native community for many years, serving as  president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, President and chairman of Sealaska Corporation, and as Lieutenant Governor from 2015-2018. He was instrumental in the passing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act among other accomplishments. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his wife Toni, his children and grandchildren and his home communities of Yakutat and Juneau.” Update 3:15 p.m.:Former Governor Bill Walker took to Twitter to address the death of Mr. Mallott.center_img Richard Peterson, president of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, told ADN: “I think the work that he did outweighed any of the mistakes he may have made, and I hope people will remember him for just the tireless work he put in serving his people, the greater community of Alaska. He believed in our state and wanted the best for our state, and he did his best to see that happen.” Mr. Mallott was born and raised in Yakutat. He was active in both the public and private sectors in Alaska since 1965, when he was elected mayor of Yakutat at age 22. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Alaska in 2014, until he agreed to merge his campaign with that of Independent candidate Bill Walker and become Walker’s running mate. Walker and Mallott won the election and were sworn in on December 1, 2014. In 2018, Mallott abruptly resigned.last_img read more

Alabama’s Derrick Henry on Walter Camp watch list

first_imgDerrick Henry is on the Doak Walker Award watch list.Derrick Henry is on the Doak Walker Award watch list.Alabama running back Derrick Henry was one of 50 players selected to the Walter Camp preseason watch list, and one of 11 running backs.The Walter Camp Player of the Year is given to the best college football player in the nation.Henry ran for 990 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Henry is also on the Maxwell Award and Doak Walker award preseason lists.The watch list will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The winner will be announced Dec. 10 at the Home Depot College Football Awards.last_img

After January telephone calls over signing player, Tottenham will be astonished…

first_imgThe French media were insistent that Spurs wanted to sign Malcom in the winter transfer window before he left for Barcelona. They tried several times in the January 2018 window and then gave up, and clinched a deal for Lucas Moura on deadline day.Rumours continued, but in the summer market, Malcom went to Barcelona for around €40m.That wasn’t going to kill the claims of Spurs interest, and there were several reports in the last winter window detailing efforts from the Premier League club.In mid January, Catalan newspaper Sport reported that telephone calls were flying between Tottenham and Barcelona over a possible move for Malcom.It was also claimed that Mauricio Pochettino could use his big friendship with Barcelona’s Ramon Planes to try and get a move across the line.Since then, Malcom certainly hasn’t had the minutes he’ll have wanted, although he did score a goal against Real Madrid recently.Thursday’s edition of Marca reports the Brazilian is considering his future, but Barca still believe he could be useful in the future. The club have slapped a €70m asking price on the 22 year old, which even the Spanish newspaper calls ‘exorbitant’.Tottenham interest is referenced, but they’d be astonished by such a request and certainly not consider paying it.It’s hard to image that if someone offered the Catalan club €50m they’d say no.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo Tottenham have been repeatedly linked with a move for Malcom, both when he was at Bordeaux and since he’s moved to Barcelona.last_img read more