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The Checkup for July 22: Virtual job fairs announced

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With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis.

The numbers

The statistics supplied by the Vermont Department of Health at midday each day are accurate as of the end of the previous day.

The Vermont Department of Health on reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Vermont as of Tuesday, though the cumulative total reported remained at 1,366. The department did not explain the discrepancy. Chittenden and Windsor counties each have one new case.

Seven additional cases are classified as "pending validation," with the county not specified.

Bennington County's official cumulative total remains at 80 cases.

No Vermonters have died of the disease in more than a month. The state death toll remains at 56. Two Vermonters are currently hospitalized with the disease.

So far, 85,742 tests have been administered.

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The health department reported that 1,212 people were being monitored as of Tuesday, a decrease of 37 from Monday. Of those, 1,142 are travelers to Vermont.The number of Vermonters reported to have recovered from COVID-19 rose by four on Monday, to 1,152.

Dates announced for virtual job fairs

As a part of services the Vermont Department of Labor continues to provide Vermonters amidst COVID-19, the department has announced a series of Virtual Job Fair events starting on Thursday, July 23.

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Through this series of Virtual Job Fairs, the Department of Labor will highlight local employers, and allow job seeking Vermonters to ask questions directly to employers and learn more about local career opportunities.

Bennington, Middlebury, Rutland, and other Southwest Vermont communities will be featured on July 30.

The virtual job fairs will be held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. To sign up for email updates, visit

More information is available at

In addition to Bennington, the following regions will be featured:

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July 23: Newport, St. Johnsbury, and others in Northeast VT

Aug. 6: Burlington, St. Albans, and others in Northwest VT

Aug. 13: Brattleboro, Springfield, and others in Southeast VT

Aug. 20: Montpelier, Morrisville, White River Jct., and others in Central VT

Job seekers may register for more information about Virtual Job Fairs at Employers interested in taking part, or in learning more about virtual services, may contact the Department of Labor by emailing

Previous job fair events have been uploaded to the Department's YouTube Channel, and may be viewed here:

More information and updates on the Department of Labor, can be found at


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