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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 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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Coronavirus Outbreak – Ski Resort Kills Crowded Bar, Lodge Gatherings, Festivals & Conferences. Slopes Open as Awesome Spring Riding Conditions Prevail.

Single use of enclosed Gondolas and Covered Chairlifts Optional. VT STRONG news Killington, VT: Killington resort reports COVID-19 AT KILLINGTON/PICO March 13, 2020 Public Notice (12:30 ) As you are likely following the COVID-19 news we want to provide you with an update on our course of action. We are monitoring the dynamic situation and will continue to follow the advice and guidance of federal…
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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ORDERS ACTIVATION OF STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports To support the ongoing work of the Vermont Department of Health and expand the capacity of state government to coordinate the COVID-19 response, Governor Phil Scott today ordered additional state agencies and departments to activate through the Vermont State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The activation is in accordance with the State Emergency Management Plan…
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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK – Attorney General and Business Leaders Team up to Provide Tips in the Age of COVID-19 Virus

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Attorney General reports Leaders Caution Against Hoarding, Warn Against Price Gouging and Scams Vermont Attorney General Donovan and local business leaders today called for consumers and businesses to remember their neighborliness in the face of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Attorney General Donovan urged consumers to resist an urge to hoard and warned Vermonters to report any…
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VT State House Cancels Non Essential Gatherings

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: State of Vermont reports On March 11th, the Joint Rules Committee voted to cancel all “non-essential” gatherings at the State House through March 31st. This is a significant action that they did not take lightly. The list of events we’ve canceled includes: non-legislative press conferences, outside bookings of State House rooms, Farmer’s Night events, school visits, card room presentations…
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SARS COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Fly into Vermont

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: Office of the Governor Health Vermont reports CURRENT STATUS IN VERMONT On March 11, 2020, health officials announced a second case of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Vermont. This Chittenden County case is considered presumptive positive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more. The first case, announced on March 7, is in Bennington County. NEW: As of March…
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Fair Haven VT Super Tuesday Elects Dog as Mayor

Fair Haven, VT: The Town of Fair Haven has elected a therapy dog named Murfee, a 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, as Mayor. Murfee beat incumbent goat Mayor Mara Lincoln by 25 votes. FAIR HAVEN MAYORAL RACE MAKES HEADLINESFair Haven Elementary School SLATE VALLEY UNIFIED reports: The pet mayoral race that made national news and late night television last year is back and bigger than…
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STOCK MARKET CATCHES CORONAVIRUS – DFR REMINDS INVESTORS TO AVOID MAKING IMPULSIVE DECISIONS IN A VOLATILE FINANCIAL MARKET

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT : State Dept. of Financial Regulation reports In light of the ongoing developments related to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and its impact on financial markets, the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) is reminding investors in Vermont to have patience and use caution. While every investor must be prepared to live with a certain amount of risk and uncertainty,…
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Sanders Unveils Bill to Combat Corporate Polluters and Protect Drinking Water

VT STRONG news - Office of Vermont Senator Sanders reports WASHINGTON, January 29 – Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Prevent Future American Sickness (PFAS) Act to require the cleanup of a class of toxic, so-called “forever chemicals”—known by their acronym PFAS—from America’s drinking water. New laboratory testing found that PFAS—per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—are prevalent in the tap…
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Unleashed Novel Coronavirus SARS COVID-19 to “take a foothold in the U.S.” CDC Warns.

Is a Saturated Medical System Prepared to Handle a Widespread Epidemic ? CDC reports Situation and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that…
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First Responders Strike Vermont Gold Au to Fund Rescue Squad

VT STRONG news from THE GOLD RUSH TIMES news – Arlington, VT: Arlington Vermont Lion Club reports The Arlington Vermont Lions Club will host a Gold (Au) Panning Event on Saturday April 4, 2020 at the Paul LaFountain Post 69 on Legion Road to benefit the Arlington Rescue Squad. The Arlington Rescue Squad is made up of everyday local heroes. Arlington Rescue provides lifesaving emergency care 24…
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