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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – GOVERNOR SCOTT CALLS ON VERMONTERS TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE

VT STRONG NEWS - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott is calling all Vermonters into service with the launch of a new website allowing people to sign up for volunteer assistance to support the state’s response to COVID-19:  This website directs those with medical and healthcare skills to the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), and those with other needed skills to a…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – VT restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont, Resorts Closed, Schools Closed

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Gov reports GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ISSUES ORDER ON TRAVEL AND LODGING RESTRICTIONS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” ORDER AND NEW CDC GUIDANCE. Governor Phil Scott today ordered additional restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont and announced additional guidance for the lodging industry to enhance compliance with his Stay Home, Stay Safe ; The measures under…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – SOCIAL DISTANCING. VERMONT SETS SAFE NATIONAL STANDARD AS SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports TRANSCRIPT: GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT MARCH 27 ADDRESS ON SCHOOL DISMISSAL Montpelier, Vt. - At a press conference Friday, Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration provided an update on the Governor’s directive to dismiss schools for in-person instruction for the remainder of 2019-2020 school year. “The education of our kids, along with the bonding and…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ISSUES A “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” ORDER, DIRECTS ADDITIONAL CLOSURES

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses. These restrictive measures are in place to minimize all unnecessary activities outside the home to slow the spread of this virus and protect the public. These actions were implemented in consultation with…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – GONE FISHING

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Agency of Natural Resources: RUTLAND, Vt. – The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has temporarily changed our lives in many unexpected ; Schools have closed, kids are doing distance-learning, school sports and other activities have been canceled, and many parents are now working from home or are off work ; As a result,…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Disease Sticks to Surfaces for Days. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES NEW COVID-19 COMMUNITY MITIGATION MEASURES – DIRECTS THE CLOSURE OF CLOSE-CONTACT BUSINESSES AND FURTHER RESTRICTS THE SIZE OF MASS GATHERINGS TO 10 OR LESS

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott today announced additional community mitigation measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While most individuals affected by the Coronavirus will experience mild to moderate symptoms, others – especially the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions – are at higher risk of getting very sick from this ;Governor Scott and public…
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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ORDERS IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILD CARE SYSTEM FOR PERSONNEL ESSENTIAL TO COVID-19 RESPONSE – CHILDCARE CENTERS CLOSED; URGED TO PROVIDE CARE FOR CHILDREN OF VERMONTERS RESPONDING TO CRISIS

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Gov reports Governor Phil Scott today issued a directive and announced additional guidance for preK-12 schools and childcare centers in response to the COVID-19 ; The Governor directed childcare centers across the state to close normal operations but encourages continued operation exclusively where needed to provide childcare services for workers who are essential to Vermont’s ongoing effort…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SCHOOL BUS USE FOR FOOD DELIVERY

VT Strong news - VERMONT DEPT OF MOTOR VEHICLE reports 19 MARCH 2020. The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is aware of transportation providers being asked by school districts to assist in delivering meals to school age children during the day. This request is to help ensure children who would normally have their breakfast and lunch at school still have access during the mandated school…
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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT MARCH 18 ADDRESS ON COVID-19 RESPONSE

VT STRONG news - Office of the Gov reports Montpelier, Vt. – At a press conference Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration provided an update on recent mitigation actions in response to COVID-19, including additional details on the closure of schools and child care centers while maintaining child care services for essential persons. Education Secretary Dan French shared the latest education guidance…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Contagious Hoarding Disruption Clearing Supermarket Shelves. Voluntary Quantity Limits Requested, “Contact Free” Procedures Offered to Customers with Fever or Flu Symptoms

US STRONG news – Boise, Idaho: President Vivek Sankaran, Albertsons Companies, Inc. reports To our valued customers and neighbors, At Albertsons Companies, we know the important roles our store and pharmacy play in your life and we are grateful for the trust you put in us for your ;As the situation around Coronavirus has developed, we have been and will continue to monitor all information…
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VERMONT REPORTS ADDITIONAL FOUR CASES OF NEW CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

VT STRONG news - BURLINGTON, VT – The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory reported another four cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19. All are Vermont residents. To date, the lab has reported eight positive cases among Vermonters, and four cases among non-Vermonters. These Vermont lab results are considered confirmed. A female in her 60s, from Bennington County, is hospitalized at Southwestern Vermont Medical male in…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – 10 Confirmed Cases in Vermont. SCHOOLS CLOSED

VT Strong news - Burlington, VT: VT Dept of Health reports Gov. Phil Scott called on Vermonters to help protect our most vulnerable ­– the elderly and the very ill ­– and announced several strategies to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. They include restricting visitor access at long-term care facilities, prohibiting non-essential gatherings of more than 50 people or 50% of a…
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak – Ludlow Trailside Homeowner from Westchester NY Pandemic Zone Evaluated and Tested at Springfield VT Hospital. 4 Cases Confirmed in VT

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor Health Vermont reports On March 14, 2020, health officials announced a case of novel coronavirus in Windsor County and one in Washington County. A third case concerns a resident of Westchester County, New York, who was evaluated and tested at Springfield Hospital. These cases are considered presumptive positive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease…
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Coronavirus Outbreak – Vail Resorts Industrial Mountain Owners Close 37 Ski Resorts Across 15 States to Curve Virus Spread

Rocky Mountain Strong news - Vail, CO: Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz reports This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. With 37 resorts spread across 15 states and three countries, we – like the rest of the world – have been closely tracking every new development related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with local health officials for guidance. Without question, our…
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Vermont Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 and National Guard Call-Out

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports STATE OF VERMONT EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 01-20 Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 and National Guard Call-Out WHEREAS, since December 2019, Vermont has been working in close collaboration with the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the United States Health and Human Services Agency to…
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