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VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES 100TH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA IN 100 YEARS

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Vermont Fish & Wildlife reports Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, along with the Shrewsbury community and the Vermont Land Trust, are celebrating the conservation of their 100th Wildlife Management Area (WMA), coincidently, in the 100th year of department WMA ownership and management in Vermont. On August 4th, the department established the new Wildlife Management Area, a property in the Town of…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Wearing a mask to protect others shows strength, not weakness

VT Strong news - Montpelier, VT: Office of the Governor reports "Wearing a mask to protect others shows strength, not weakness. Please continue to follow guidance from the Vermont Department of Health to help slow the spread. We’re still fighting this pandemic, and it takes all of us working together and caring for one another." Vermont Gov Phil Scott
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Coronavirus Pandemic – HEALTH DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING CLUSTER OF COVID-19 CASES IN WINDHAM COUNTY

VT Strong news - VT Department of Health reports BRATTLEBORO, VT – The Vermont Department of Health is continuing to investigate and respond to a small cluster of COVID-19 cases in Windham County to prevent further spread. “While the appearance of cases can cause uncertainty within the community, to protect their privacy, we cannot provide additional details about the individuals,” said Deputy State Epidemiologist Laura…
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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 – 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 – VT Air National Guard Operation America Strong Flyover Supporting Front Line Workers

An F-35 assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing takes off from the Vermont Air National Guard Base, 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 a part of Operation America Strong, an Air Force effort to salute healthcare workers across the country. ( Air National Guard…
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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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Vermont United Brings Governor Facial Coverings

VT STRONG news - Vermont Governor Phil Scott states: Thanks to a special delivery from 8 year old Sophia from Montpelier, yesterday my team wore these facial coverings at my press conference. They were created by a caring team of Vermonters through Ver❤️ont United, and all work was donated. Ver❤️ont United is a grassroots effort designed to bring folks together, united in strength and purpose…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Vermonters Without COVID-19 Symptoms Can Get Tested at Pop-Up Sites

VT STRONG news - Vermont Department of Health reports BURLINGTON, VT – State health officials announced that Vermonters who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested for the virus at one of the pop-up testing sites around the state. Eleven sites are currently scheduled to collect specimens from asymptomatic Vermonters, health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child care providers…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING OF SOME OUTDOOR RECREATION AND LIMITED SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN LATEST RESTART PHASE

VT Strong news - Montpilier, VT: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Scott today announced that outdoor recreation and limited social interactions may resume under strict health and safety precautions, as state modeling continues to indicate a slow in the spread of COVID-19. While the Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect, if able to comply with outlined safety measures, the Governor’s latest order allows the following social activities…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Opioid Deaths Down from 130 in 2018 to 111 in 2019.

VT Strong news - VT Department of Health reports BURLINGTON, VT – Opioid-related fatalities in Vermont have decreased for the first time since 2014. Newly released data from the Department of Health show a 15% decline in the number of deaths attributed to opioid misuse — down from 130 in 2018 to 111 in 2019. Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD said the news was welcome, but still…
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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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