Two years into the pandemic, community members wonder if masks are working
Charlotte Community Partners (CCP), in consultation with Vermont-based Community Resilience Organizations, released the final report of its 2020-2021 Charlotte Resilience Assessment.
New Champlain Valley School District Superintendent Rene Sanchez revealed COVID-19 protocols for the fall semester at the Aug. 17 CVSD Board of School Directors regular meeting. Sanchez was hired as the new superintendent in April and officially stepped into the role last month.
Parents/Guardians of students between the ages of 12-15, here’s an upcoming opportunity for them to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Vermont health officials have confirmed detection of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7—the viral mutation first detected in the U.K. in the fall of 2020. This is the first lab-confirmed evidence of the variant in the state. The variant was detected in a specimen taken from a resident of Chittenden County.
The Charlotte Community Partners wrote a lot during the fall and early winter about the Resilience Survey, which was rolled out in November and ran into December.
The vaccines referenced in this article or in development have largely illustrated the ability to prevent significant symptomatic infection, hospitalization and death.
Prior to last week, there had only been one case of Covid-19 at Charlotte Central School. On Jan. 18 and Jan. 22, CCS families received emails alerting them to the presence of a positive COVID test in the “school community.”
During this time, many people are dealing with far more than just social isolation. There is also food and housing insecurity, financial stress, overwhelmed working parents, health concerns and family stressors.
The Community Resilience Survey is out there, and we hope that you have either completed it already or are ready to take a few minutes to do it now. You can access it from your home computer.
With all that has been going on in the world lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the light in the gloom. The silver lining is a more common way to put it, but light in the gloom seems more fitting to me as a follower of Jesus.
Thanksgiving! Just think of it! Relatives pouring through the doors, heaping piles of food, loads of family tradition! But this year’s different. Here’s an interview with Charlotter Charlie Moore and Charlotte pod teacher Sarah Attig on how all that might have to change due to COVID-19.
I am appreciative of Vermont and Vermonters, particularly now and especially with a recent event in my life. My seventy-seven-year-old father had urgent open-heart surgery in New Jersey at the end of October following a heart attack.
Just three days into Charlotte Central School’s first week of four-day in-person sixth-grade learning, students are back home for the rest of the week. According to a letter emailed to families from Champlain Valley School District Superintendent Elaine Pinckney, “a member our school community has tested positive for COVID-19.”
The stress of living with the coronavirus in our midst for the last six months has been alleviated in part by the opportunity for social interactions with friends and neighbors outdoors where the risks of virus transmission are greatly diminished. But the reality for those of us living in Vermont is that with the onset of winter these encounters are less feasible.
As I write this update, we are close to finalizing the details of the community resilience survey. The unofficial COVID-19 team, Charlotte Community Partners, is busy making final tweaks to the community resilience assessment and figuring out how to make it as easy as possible for everyone to access, complete, and submit it. And, more importantly, how to make sure everyone knows about it and why it’s important to the future of Charlotte.
We are watching the virus increase in states all around us and across the entire country, and I know we are all hoping that we, as independent Vermonters, stay the course and remain safe.
For the past two weeks, we have been assessing our readiness for bringing back our kindergarten students to four days per week of in-person instruction. This assessment included a review of our ability to maintain social distancing and all other DOH and AOE guidelines, as well as our capacity to provide stable and sufficient staffing.
The work of the Champlain Valley School District administration, teachers, and staff over the past six months resulted in a smooth opening of school on September 8. On opening day, 3,807 students were enrolled in classes, including 345 students in the remote model.
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.