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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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