As I sit to write this week’s update from your Charlotte COVID-19 Assistance Team, I am struck by the fact that we’ve been dealing with this health crisis now for over six months, and our new normal now includes grabbing a mask before we head out of the house to our car to go someplace.
Influenza is a busy, smart, seasonal virus that affects us in Vermont every year. It is characterized by fever, chills, aches, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough…all symptoms that can also be seen in COVID-19.
Your Charlotte COVID-19 Assistance Team continues to meet twice a month and has now officially taken on the task of discovering how our residents feel about where our town is going.
The unofficial, but very creative and determined Charlotte COVID-19 Assistance Team met again last Monday, this time totally focused on what this team could do to make sure our town is prepared to provide assistance to our residents when necessary in the future.
It’s alarming to watch the numbers of COVID cases increase exponentially in various parts of our country and one can’t help but wonder when all people will understand what needs to happen to bring this under control.
As I watch the number of coronavirus cases rise dramatically in other parts of our country, I continue to…
Even though Governor Scott and his team continue to move us forward through the COVID-19 piece, slowly, one step at a time, life still remains very uncertain and incredibly stressful for many. As fortunate as we are, living in Vermont where we have access to the out-of-doors and leadership that has taken the necessary steps to keep us all safe and well informed,
As I look at the calendar and see that we have turned to another month, I realize that we are now into the fourth month of the COVID-19 journey.
The Charlotte Children’s Center has seen countless little ones over the years for summer childcare, year-round daycare, and for a small preschool program. Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions and guidelines set forth by the State of Vermont, gone are the carefree summer days of before.
“Testing, contact tracing and isolation” is the new mantra for the COVID-19 age. Each is a critical part of the overall strategy to keep us safe as the economy opens and we begin again to circulate. Of the three, testing is the most poorly understood. Here are some things you should know about what these tests are, how they work and how they should be interpreted.
The Vermont Department of Health announced last week that all Vermonters with even mild symptoms are encouraged to contact their health care provider to get tested for COVID-19, the disease that results from infection with the novel coronavirus. This includes parents of children who have symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.
For those of us parents who are losing our minds at home with toilet paper roll sculpture, eye rolling marathons and wearing elastic waist pants for 3 days in a row…things are looking up!
Vermont so far has been spared the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aftershocks, however, are surely coming once stay-at-home orders are loosened, and when they come, they will further challenge the capacity and integrity of our public health and medical care systems.
Nourish and enliven the body, refresh the mind, calm nerves, and have a bit of fun, too. Sounds like something we could all need a bit more of right now. How can we do these things for ourselves?
Thank you to the families of Charlotte who are staying safe and simplifying their lives in order to protect friends and neighbors. Here is a rundown of the role of children and adolescents in the pandemic.
This pandemic has separated us physically from the ones we love…except the ones we love the most, the people we chose to spend the rest of our lives with, who are now really, really, really present.
Many who know me are aware that I’m a person who is pretty open to wisdom from wherever it might come—a shiny dime, a rainbow, the lyrics of a song, a toddler’s utterance, a bumper sticker….
Last week, Dr. Tim Lahey, Charlotte resident and University of Vermont Medical Center epidemiologist and director of the hospital’s ethics program, gave a widely viewed (over 100,000 people) live Facebook and Instagram talk about coronavirus, COVID-19, and what we can all do to stem the tide of its progression. He created this Q&A based on the talk.
The Vermont State Police, Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence join with other law-enforcement agencies and advocacy organizations to acknowledge the unique and difficult challenges facing people who are living in abusive and violent circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Symptoms: Covid-19 causes shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. This requires immediate medical attention. Covid-19 may come on slowly and take several days to get worse.