UVM Survey: Pandemic’s Impact Falling Disproportionately on Lower Income Groups

Vermonters Highly Supportive of Social Distancing Measures, Survey Finds
Three people walking down a Burlington street wearing face masks.

High percentages of Vermonters agree with the social distancing measures put in place by the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic and have complied with them, according to a new survey.

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Photo composite of the six researchers whose projects received COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund funding

Gund Supports Six COVID-19 Research Projects

The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM today announced six research projects supported by the Gund COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund. 

From an analysis of risks facing global refugees to an investigation of how environmental beliefs influence infection rates, these projects target the social and ecological impacts or drivers of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Deborah Kim

Dispatched to the Epicenter

“Echo, Sierra, Foxtrot and the number eight,” Deborah (Sample) Kim ’75 says, rattling off the acronym for Emergency Support Function #8, ESF8. In the face of disaster, government officials can activate any of the fifteen various support units that compose the U.S. National Response Framework for assistance.

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University community response to pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly changes life across the world, we offer a window on multiple efforts by the University of Vermont community—faculty, staff, students, and alumni—to address the global crisis and ease its impact.

Looking for updates about what's happening on campus? Head to our COVID-19 information and resources website.