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A University of Vermont Medical Center staffer taking temperatures before media members tour a COVID-19 overflow facility at Patrick Gymnasium on April 7
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Workers preparing to screen visitors at Patrick Gymnasium
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Media gathered — at a safe distance — for the tour of the gym
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WCAX photographer Shelly Holt Allen, who recovered from COVID-19, films at the gym
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The nurses' station at the COVID-19 overflow site
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Supplies stockpiled at the overflow site
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A birds-eye view of the beds in Patrick Gymnasium
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Dwight DeCoster preparing meals at Feeding Chittenden in Burlington
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Thron Crowe readies meal boxes for delivery
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Phoebe Laidley-Collias, a Community Kitchen Academy graduate, peels carrots. Masks can get damp and cause glasses to fog.
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Signs remind Feeding Chittenden volunteers to keep six feet apart.
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Essential workers prep 300-400 meals a day. Grocery stores and restaurants have donated large amounts of food.
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Galen Blodgett from Spectrum Youth & Family Services loads boxes of meals. Recipients get two meals a day delivered to their residences or hotel rooms.
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Seven Days circulation manager Matt Weiner (right) and others loading papers
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Joe Bouffard poses with his van full of Seven Days bundles.
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Photographer James Buck captured himself doing his thing at a loading dock with Seven Days workers.
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Matt Hagen tossing papers into a van
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Mail carrier John Rovnak works on mostly empty streets in the Old North End.
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Rovnak parks his truck and loads up mail at an isolated spot.
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Mail carriers have a button advising others about social distancing
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Rovnak says the streets are peaceful and people are generally friendly — silver linings to the pandemic.
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James Buck
A University of Vermont Medical Center staffer taking temperatures before media members tour a COVID-19 overflow facility at Patrick Gymnasium on April 7