VDH COVID-19 Update: Four new cases, deaths stay at 54, hospitalized holds at three

first_img944 29 21 3 Hospitalized under investigation 861 Total tests Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)May 19, 2020New information is in redFind this update at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s updated COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external).Be Smart, Stay SafeAlthough the data continues to show Vermont is doing well in its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, we cannot let our guard down. As Vermont slowly reopens, physical distancing from others, wearing face coverings and handwashing continue to be essential.Stay Safe While Enjoying the Outdoors With the weather improving, remember to take precautions(link is external) to stay safe and healthy.Be Tick Smart(link is external) – Check yourself for ticks after you go outside! Use an EPA-registered insect repellent on skin and treat clothes with permethrin.Enjoy wildlife from a distance – Wild animals, like raccoons, skunks, bats, fox, and woodchucks can carry rabies(link is external). Call the Rabies Hotline at 1-800-4-RABIES if you see an animal that you think needs help or is acting suspicious.Stay safe in the sun(link is external) – Apply a thick layer of broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy or overcast days. Wear protective gear like a hat with a wide brim, sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, and long-sleeves and pants when you can.For more outdoors information, visit: fpr.vermont.gov/recreation/outdoor-recreation-and-covid-19(link is external) Testing InformationVermonters Without COVID-19 Symptoms Can Get Tested at Pop-Up SitesThe Health Department, with support from EMS units and members of the Vermont National Guard, is testing people in Vermont who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 at pop-up testing sites around the state. Most sites are now full, but you can fill out this form(link is external) to receive information of any future clinics that may be scheduled in your area.Find locations and register for appointments that are left at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is external).We encourage health care workers, first responders, child care providers, and people returning to Vermont – such as college students, people who winter out of state and second home owners – to consider being tested.Vermonters With Even Mild Symptoms Should Call Their Doctor to Be TestedPeople with even mild symptoms(link is external) are encouraged to call their health care provider to get tested. This includes parents of children who have possible symptoms. Your health care provider will ensure you receive proper care and treatment.If you don’t have a health care provider: Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a community or hospital-connected clinic(link is external).     New on healthvermont.gov(link is external)Have you seen the Health Department’s Weekly Summary of Vermont COVID-19 Data(link is external)? Take a deeper dive into data on how the virus has impacted people in our state. The summary is updated every Friday.Our data dashboard on healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) now includes the estimated number of people who have recovered from COVID-19. Read more about our data by clicking on About Dashboard Data – New Questions on People Recovered – above the data dashboard.NOTE on the data dashboard: As of May 16, the total testing numbers decreased by about 1,000 due to a change in reporting data. The “total tests” number no longer includes serology tests (also known as antibody tests) that were being reported by some labs. The “total test” number now only reflects people who were tested for a current COVID-19 infection.Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 11:00 a.m. on May 19, 2020Total cases* 820 24,591 People completed monitoring 54 Currently hospitalized People being monitored Total people recovered Deaths+ *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 information on new data dashboard at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external) by clicking on the map of Vermont. Guidance for VermontersWho to Contact: If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the hospital.If you are having symptoms of COVID-19(link is external), call your health care provider.Most information is online: Visit our regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).You can also type in a question to our Ask A Question tool(link is external).If you still have health-related COVID-19 questions, call the Health Department at 802-863-7240.For non-health related questions, dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-652-4636.Food DistributionThe Vermont Foodbank and the Vermont National will be handing out meals to those in need throughout May and June. Supplies at each site are limited. For the full list of locations and details visit: https://vem.vermont.gov/pods(link is external)Interact with Family and Friends SafelyVermonters can now participate in outdoor recreation and limited social interactions under strict health and safety precautions. Review the Health Department’s guidelines(link is external) on how to weigh the risks and connect with family and friends safely.Make Wearing a Mask a HabitAs Vermont gradually opens, wearing face coverings is more important than ever. Recent evidence indicates masks do seem to reduce respiratory droplet transmission, but compliance must be high for this strategy to work. Taking our mask with us when we go out is as important as is taking our car keys and wallets.Even with a mask, we still need to keep 6 feet between ourselves and other people. Learn more about why and how we need to wear masks(link is external).Keep a List of Your Close ContactsHealth officials suggest that Vermonters keep a journal of contacts – a list of other people with whom you have been in close contact with each day. If you get sick, this will make it easier to get in touch with those people and so they can take precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19, including being tested if recommended. Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthFeeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed or powerless is common during an infectious disease outbreak. If 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) Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external).last_img read more

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UM Law schedules LL.M. open house

first_img October 1, 2015 Regular News UM Law schedules LL.M. open house U M Law schedules LL.M. open houseThe University of Miami School of Law will hold its fall LL.M. informational open house October 8 from 6-8 p.m. at The Epic Hotel Downtown Miami.The event will provide information about the school’s new entertainment, arts & sports law LL.M. and its other LL.M. programs in estate planning, international arbitration, international law, ocean and coastal law, real property development, taxation, and taxation of cross-border investment.Program directors and alumni will be on hand to talk about latest program developments as well as the faculty, which includes academics and practitioners who combine teaching with practical knowledge accumulated over years of experience.last_img read more

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Ponderosa Estates Manhole Project Runs July 1-31

first_imgWhy are manhole covers round? A manhole cover is round because it won’t fall through the opening on which it sits, it can simply be rolled to reach a destination much faster, while applying relatively little effort. Courtesywww.scienceabc.com Traffic control will be set up daily in several locations along the project route and residents are urged to use caution when driving through and walking near these work zones. The work is scheduled to begin at 8 am and end by 5 p.m. each day. The concrete being used is a high strength mix and will require a cure time, residents are urged to avoid driving over these manholes for the first few days after they are poured. This work will begin on Aspen Drive at Range Road and continue along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive before finishing back at Aspen Drive. Beginning Monday, July 1, crews will be adjusting manholes in the Ponderosa Estates area. center_img Since there a dozens of manhole adjustments in this sub-division, construction is scheduled to go through July 31. COUNTY News: Direct questions or concerns related to this project to 505.662.8113 or LACPW@lacnm.us.last_img read more

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HSBC plans auction sale and leaseback

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Former Head Of The Cleveland Federal Reserve Elected To Eaton Board

first_imgShe is vice chair of the board of University Hospitals in Cleveland, and past chair and a life director of the board of United Way of Greater Cleveland. Pianalto is an advisory trustee for The University of Akron and serves on the boards of numerous community organizations including The Greater Cleveland Partnership, Team Northeast Ohio and College Now Greater Cleveland. Pianalto served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from February 2003 until her retirement in June 2014. She joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the research department. She was appointed assistant vice president of public affairs in 1984, vice president and secretary to the board of directors in 1988, and first vice president and chief operating officer in 1993. Before joining the bank, Pianalto was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are pleased to welcome Sandra to the Eaton board,” said Alexander Cutler, Eaton chairman and CEO. “Her strong leadership skills and extensive finance and economics background will be a tremendous asset to our board and shareholders.”center_img Pianalto earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Akron and a master’s in economics from the George Washington University. She is a graduate of the advanced management program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and holds honorary degrees from The University of Akron, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, Notre Dame College, Ursuline College and The University of Toledo. DUBLIN – Eaton Corp. announced that Sandra Pianalto has been elected to its board of directors. Pianalto’s election brings the number of Eaton directors to 13.last_img read more

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Free Sunscreen In Southampton

first_imgIndependent/Desirée KeeganStony Brook Southampton Hospital is sponsoring free sunscreen dispensers throughout Southampton Town.On Tuesday, June 25, members of the town board and hospital held a ribbon-cutting at Ponquogue Beach for 17 free SPF 30 dispensers that have been installed at town beaches and parks.“The program allows everyone to safely enjoy our beautiful beaches, parks, and recreational facilities all summer long,” said Councilwoman Christine Preston Scalera, who worked with Stony Brook on the initiative. “I would also like to thank Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for their generosity and continued support.”Creative Advertising Concepts had proposed the idea to Preston Scalera earlier this year, who then reached out to Stony Brook Hospital about a potential partnership. As part of the program, CAC worked with the town to find local sponsors to support the project. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital signed on right away.“Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s mission is to promote health and wellness,” said Steven Bernstein, chief development officer at the hospital. “Providing free SPF 30 broad spectrum sports sunscreen can help protect residents and visitors against too much sun exposure.”Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said his first comment was, “Why didn’t we do this sooner?”“I wish I thought of that,” he said. “It ought to be as commonplace as soap dispensers in the bathroom. It’s right there — right on the pathway to the beach — and it takes two seconds to slather it on. I think every beach should have that, and now our beaches will have that. I hope it becomes a ubiquitous thing.” The free sunscreen dispensers are available through Labor Day. For more information on the locations, visit the Parks and Recreation Department page on the town’s website at www.southamptontownny.gov/353/Parks-Recreation.desiree@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Plans for LNG export terminal in Texas

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The Hydrogen Council welcomes new Co-Chair

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International bar leader attacks trade treaty critics

first_imgCritics of dispute-resolution measures in the proposed transatlantic free-trade treaty are ‘subverting debate’ on the issue, the International Bar Association said this week.The warning comes after several political parties condemned the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in their general election manifestos.In a statement ‘correcting misconceptions and inaccurate information around the discussions on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)’, David W Rivkin (pictured), IBA president, and partner at New York-based firm Debevoise & Plimpton, said: ‘The IBA Arbitration Committee and I are concerned that the discussions about ISDS in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are being compromised because, in some instances, erroneous information is subverting debate.’Among the misconceptions stated about ISDS, under which complaints by businesses against states for breaching treaty obligations are settled through arbitration, are that:Investors always win; in fact states have won a higher percentage of cases than investors, and around one-third of all cases end in settlement;ISDS forces states to change their policies and laws. In reality: ‘States subject to investment treaty arbitration cannot be ordered to amend their laws or change their policies, and awards issued by investment tribunals do not order states to change their policies or laws.’;ISDS proceedings are insulated from public scrutiny. According to the IBA, most ISDS awards are published, some ISDS proceedings are broadcast live via web feeds, and the investment chapters in recent investment treaties contain provisions allowing members of the public to attend proceedings.Opposition to the proposed treaty figures in several party election manifestos, including those of the Green party, Plaid Cymru, the Scottish National Party, and Ukip.Rivkin revealed that the IBA’s arbitration committee is undertaking in-depth analysis of the perceived benefits of ISDS and the spectrum of criticisms and concerns, in order to identify which criticisms and concerns are fact-based and which are not.The IBA will present its ISDS fact sheet to the TTIP negotiators at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the US Trade Representative in New York on Thursday.last_img read more

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PPP projects garner interest

first_imgPLANS TO finance French infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships are attracting attention, confirmed Transport Minister Dominique Perben on December 20, six days after RFF formally invited expressions of interest for its first scheme.The infrastructure manager is consulting on the PPP concession to design, install, operate and maintain GSM-R digital radio communications on the national network (RG 8.06 p430). RFF expects to fit around 14 000?route-km with GSM-R, of which 12 000?km would be equipped under the PPP. RFF began work itself last year on a pilot project to roll out GSM-R across the east of the country, which is due to be completed by mid-2009.Total value of the GSM-R concession is put at around k650m, of which the majority would be financed by the state through Afitf. According to Perben, the use of a PPP formula will allow the work to be accelerated by three years, with completion in 2012 instead of 2015.HHaving put together the funding package for LGV Est Europ?en, Claude Liebermann was appointed last month to undertake the same role for the N?mes – Montpellier bypass, which is expected to open in 2012. This line is now costed at k1?1bn, of which the French government will contribute k600m and the EU k110m. RFF will provide another k110m, with the rest to be raised through a PPP, for which consultation is to begin by the end of 2008.nlast_img read more

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