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COVID-19: Colby-Sawyer sees sudden spike of 29 cases

Staff Reports
Published: 3/12/2021 9:40:21 PM
Modified: 3/12/2021 9:40:18 PM

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer College held classes remotely on Friday and moved campus dining to takeout-only after discovering at least 29 new cases of COVID-19 in recent days, according an announcement on the school’s website.

All students were also required to get COVID-19 tests on Friday, unless they had already been fully vaccinated or infected with COVID-19 in the past three months, according to a notice posted on the school’s website by spokesman Gregg Mazzola.

There are no active cases in employees, according to the school’s coronavirus dashboard.

Over the first two months of the semester, through March 6, the school had seen a total of 13 student cases and three in employees, the dashboard shows.

In addition to the positive cases in isolation, 53 people are quarantining on campus and seven people off campus.

Colby-Sawyer has been conducting weekly testing of a random sampling of Colby-Sawyer community members, according to its website. Rapid antigen testing is also available for symptomatic students.

Lebanon High student tests positive

LEBANON — A student at Lebanon High School tested positive for COVID-19, the superintendent said.

Those who were in close contact with the affected student have been asked to quarantine, Superintendent Joanne Roberts said in a Friday message to families.

No change was made to the school’s learning model as a result of the positive case, she said in an email.

Legal Aid offers help to seniors

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont Legal Aid is hosting a free virtual legal advice clinic for Vermonters age 60 and older on Thursday.

During the event from 9 to 11:30 a.m., seniors can ask legal questions such as those related to COVID-19, health care, Social Security, consumer debt, housing and unemployment.

People can register for a 20-minute phone appointment online at or by calling 802-318-4169. Those with an immediate legal problem can call 1-800-889-2047 for assistance.

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