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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 – 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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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 – 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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WATER DISASTERS – Catastrophic Failure Averted as Portion of RUTLAND’S DUNKLEE POND DAM Removed

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT : DEC reports The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public meeting March 12, 2020 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in Rutland to discuss the removal of the Dunklee Pond Dam. At the meeting, a DEC engineer, the project manager, and the design consultant will give an update on the current condition of the dam, why it is being removed, summarize existing…
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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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