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Coronavirus Pandemic – HEALTH DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING CLUSTER OF COVID-19 CASES IN WINDHAM COUNTY

VT Strong news - VT Department of Health reports BRATTLEBORO, VT – The Vermont Department of Health is continuing to investigate and respond to a small cluster of COVID-19 cases in Windham County to prevent further spread. “While the appearance of cases can cause uncertainty within the community, to protect their privacy, we cannot provide additional details about the individuals,” said Deputy State Epidemiologist Laura…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – CDC Advises Lowest Risk Academic Behavior is Virtual-only Learning

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in IHE non-residential and residential (, on-campus housing) settings as follows: Lowest Risk: Faculty and students engage in virtual-only learning options, activities, and events. Lowest Risk: Residence halls are closed,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Take Steps to Prevent Water Quality Issues Before Your Business Reopens

VT Strong news - Burlington, VT: Agency of Natural Resources reports State officials are urging owners and managers of buildings that have been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to take steps that can prevent illnesses associated with stagnant water in plumbing systems. The Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation have set up a website where building and facility managers can access guidance and…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – VT National Guard Peru Food Distribution at Bromley. GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES FIRST ECONOMIC RELIEF AND RECOVERY PACKAGE

Coronavirus Pandemic - VT Joint Force Headquarters reports - A sea of vehicles wait in line at a food distribution site at a Bromley Mountain parking lot. The Vermont National Guard assists the Vermont Food Bank "Farmers to Families" program and Vermont Emergency Management by providing fresh produce, dairy and prepared meals on May 19, 2020 in Peru, Vt. VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT:…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – VT National Guard, Farmers to Families, VT Emergency Management Berlin Food Distribution

VT STRONG news - Vermont National Guard reports VT Joint Force Headquarters Berlin, VT Soldiers from the Vermont Army National Guard assist the Vermont Food Bank "Farmers to Families" Program, and Vermont Emergency Management, with distributing fresh produce, dairy, and prepared meals to Vermonters who may be food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. ( Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Alvarez)
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Vermont United Brings Governor Facial Coverings

VT STRONG news - Vermont Governor Phil Scott states: Thanks to a special delivery from 8 year old Sophia from Montpelier, yesterday my team wore these facial coverings at my press conference. They were created by a caring team of Vermonters through Ver❤️ont United, and all work was donated. Ver❤️ont United is a grassroots effort designed to bring folks together, united in strength and purpose…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT EXTENDS STATE OF EMERGENCY TO JUNE 15 as DATA-DRIVEN RESTART CONTINUES

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott today signed Addendum 14, a Be Smart, Stay Safe order to extend the State of Emergency to June 15 and update previous emergency orders to reflect re-openings and eased restrictions announced in recent weeks. State data and modeling indicate the spread of COVID-19 continues to slow and Vermont now has one of the lowest 3-day…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Opioid Deaths Down from 130 in 2018 to 111 in 2019.

VT Strong news - VT Department of Health reports BURLINGTON, VT – Opioid-related fatalities in Vermont have decreased for the first time since 2014. Newly released data from the Department of Health show a 15% decline in the number of deaths attributed to opioid misuse — down from 130 in 2018 to 111 in 2019. Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD said the news was welcome, but still…
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COVIS-19 Pandemic – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES ENHANCED TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING PROGRAMS

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration today announced the state is significantly increasing and strengthening its testing and contact tracing programs in order to quickly identify, contain and suppress outbreaks of COVID-19. In mid-April, the Governor began taking steps to restart Vermont’s economy under several guiding principles, including a goal to increase testing and…
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COVID-19 Pandemic Vermont National Guard Food Distribution Update

VT STRONG news - Vermont Food Bank reports UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE, DATES HAVE CHANGED FOR THE REMAINING MRE DISTRIBUTIONS. SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED SCHEDULES. The Vermont Foodbank is working with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Vermont National Guard to distribute MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) at sites around Vermont through May 1. Anyone in need of food is welcome and can receive a seven-day supply of Meals…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – NEW ORDER FROM GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT CONTINUES PHASED RE-OPENING; EXPANDS HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES, INCLUDING MANDATORY TRAINING

VT STRONG news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Gov reports Governor Phil Scott today outlined some additional openings as part of the phased restart of Vermont’s economy, introduced last week. The Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect, but with modeling continuing to indicate Vermonters are significantly slowing the spread of the virus, the Administration is taking a cautious, incremental and evidence-based approach to putting Vermonters back…
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Tele-Town Hall Update On The Coronavirus In Vermont

VT STRONG news - Vermont. WATCH video. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) hosted the third Vermont Congressional Delegation tele-town hall on Thursday, at 5 , to provide an update on the coronavirus response and take questions from Vermonters. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Governor Phil Scott (R) participated, along with experts from around the state. As Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC EMERGENCY – GOV BANS AMTRAK SERVICE TO PREVENT DISEASE SPREAD

VT STRONG news - Waterbury, VT: Vermont Emergency Management report Governor Phil Scott has taken action to encourage compliance with newly released CDC guidance around interstate travel from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which advised residents of those states to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days. In light of the significant risk posed by the further spread of this dangerous virus to Vermonters…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – UNIV OF VERMONT INNOVATION TEAM INVENTS EMERGENCY VENTILATOR

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: University of Vermont reports A commercial ventilator can have 1500 parts supplied from more than a dozen countries. UVM engineer Carl Silver built the first prototype of an emergency ventilator in one day with parts he found in his house and UVM’s IMF Lab. He’s part of a Vermont team seeking emergency review from the FDA to make the…
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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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