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Coronavirus Pandemic – VT GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT STRENGTHENED MASK REQUIREMENT

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports As the state continues its sustained efforts to encourage mask use as a tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable, Governor Phil Scott today announced strengthened mask requirements in public places and congregate settings. “Based on national and regional data on how the virus is spreading – and rather…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Wearing a mask to protect others shows strength, not weakness

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports "Wearing a mask to protect others shows strength, not weakness. Please continue to follow guidance from the Vermont Department of Health to help slow the spread. We’re still fighting this pandemic, and it takes all of us working together and caring for one another." Vermont Gov Phil Scott
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Vermont Government Prepares to Open Schools for September Classes

VT Strong news Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports We’ve been hearing from a lot of Vermonters wondering what schools will look like this fall, so I wanted to provide an update at my briefing today. As we’ve said in the past, we fully expect schools to open and we're working on guidance to make sure we can do so safely. VTEducation and HealthVermont,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES LIMITED INDOOR DINING RESTART AND OPENS SOME INTERSTATE TRAVEL

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports As state data and expanded testing and tracing capacity continue to support reopening, Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption of limited indoor seating at restaurants and bars and a data-driven approach to allow travel to and from designated areas without a 14-day quarantine requirement. “One of the many things that Vermont is so…
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STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD

VT Strong news - Montpilier, VT: Vermont Agency of Education Dan French, Secretary  and Heather Bouchey, Deputy Secretary report In light of the killing of George Floyd, another instance of police violence against a person of color, we write to reaffirm the Agency of Education’s commitment to social justice and equity literacy statewide. We firmly believe in our collective responsibility to create an anti-racist education…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – LIMITED REOPENING OF RESTAURANTS, HAIR SALONS, ADDITIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption of additional business operations, including outdoor seating at restaurants and bars, hair salons and barber shops and some additional health services. “I believe these steps forward will be welcome news for many and because Vermonters are being smart to stay safe, our data continues to show we’re…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – VT Air National Guard 158th Fighter Wing Operation America Strong Supporting Healthcare Workers

VT Strong news - Vermont National Guard An F-35 pilot assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares for take off from the Vermont Air National Guard Base with the flag of the United States, honoring Vermont's front line COVID-19 responders and essential workers with a statewide flyover scheduled to last 90 minutes, South Burlington, Vt., May 22, 2020. These flyovers are…
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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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Coronavirus Pandemic – VT National Guard Distributes Food to Berlin Vermonters

Coronavirus Pandemic - Berlin, VT Joint Force Headquarters reports 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) VT National Guard covid-19 test site
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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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Coronavirus Pandemic – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING OF SOME OUTDOOR RECREATION AND LIMITED SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN LATEST RESTART PHASE

VT Strong news - Montpilier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott today announced that outdoor recreation and limited social interactions may resume under strict health and safety precautions, as state modeling continues to indicate a slow in the spread of COVID-19. While the Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect, if able to comply with outlined safety measures, the Governor’s latest order allows the following social activities…
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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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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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