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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 – 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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