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Coronavirus Pandemic – STATE OF EMERGENCY, MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER TO HELP PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19 DISEASE

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: VT Office of the Governor reports WHEREAS, on Friday, March 13, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 01-20, Declaration of State of Emergency (“Executive Order”), as amended and restated June 15, 2020 (“Amended and Restated Executive Order”), declaring a state of emergency for the State of Vermont in response to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, all states in the region, including…
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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 – 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 – 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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Coronavirus Pandemic – COVID-19 Disease Outbreak in Winooski

Governor Phil Scott reports As many of you already heard, we’re now considering the situation in Winooski an “outbreak” with a few dozen cases of COVID-19 over the last week. Our epidemiology team has been on top of this situation, using our enhanced tracing and testing to keep this contained. I know this will worry some Vermonters, but the important thing to understand is this…
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GOVERNOR SCOTT AND ATTORNEY GENERAL DONOVAN COME TOGETHER TO ISSUE STATEMENTS ON VERMONT’S PEACEFUL PROTESTS

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports “Protests have been an important part of our democracy, driving change throughout our history. The peaceful protests we’ve seen in Vermont are an important outlet for our communities to express their sadness, anger and frustrations, and to call for change. This is a critical moment in our history, and it is our responsibility, as…
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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 – Pop Up COVID-19 Test Sites Encourage Participation

VT Strong news - Vermont Health reports MORE COVID-19 POP-UP TEST SITES OPEN FOR ASYMPTOMATIC VERMONTERS. Testing at Pop-up Locations – Anyone without symptoms can now be tested at a pop-up location. Health care workers, first responders and child care providers are encouraged to get tested. People who are returning to Vermont, and who are at day 7 or later in their quarantine period, can also…
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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 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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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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