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How Vermont's Multilingual Communities Are Providing Grassroots Translation, Resources For COVID-19

A sign with winooski school district on it.
Elodie Reed
Winooski School District, which has been sending messages in multiple languages to the community during the pandemic.

What’s it like to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Vermont within a community that’s relatively new to the U.S., where English might not be spoken widely?

VPR digital producer Abagael Giles began reaching out to Chittenden County residents about COVID-19, translation and grassroots solutions in April. She reported on activists, community members and leaders, all volunteers to some degree, who have spent long hours during the heart of Vermont's lockdown to support the people around them. They provided translation, cultural interpretation and a sense of connectedness.

Read the stories and see photographs below:

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