Home health workers emerge on the front line in COVID-19 battle


ADDISON COUNTY HOME Health & Hospice CEO Deb Wesley sports a homemade face shield and brandishes a swimming noodle during a recent interview with the Independent. The face shield protects ACHH&H workers from potential COVID-19 exposure, while the swimming noodles are a playful way agency workers make sure there’s six between feet them and their nearest colleague. ACHH&H has thus far cared for nine COVID-positive patients. Independent photo/John Flowers

NEW HAVEN — When you see one of those roadside signs thanking healthcare workers for their massive contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure your positive thoughts extend beyond the Por

Gov. Scott loosens restrictions on construction, manufacturing and outdoor workers


AARON CRYSTAL, ABOVE, and Greg Borah of Shoreham Carpentry got back to work rebuilding a deck at a Buttolph Acres home in Middlebury after Gov. Scott loosened restrictions on his stay-at-home order. The change allowed crews of two to work together outdoors if they followed social distancing guidelines. On Friday, Scott expanded the number of businesses that could return to operation. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

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ACSD educators iron out the kinks in distance learning


MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School junior Anna Berg, shown working at home, appreciates the personalized attention that teachers are managing to give during distance learning. But she feels like she has to spend too much time on the computer.

MIDDLEBURY — Salisbury Community School teacher Amy Clapp offered an interesting analogy when speaking of the Addison Central School District’s new distance learning plan, which is seeing K-12 stud

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