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Coronavirus Burlington

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city is voluntarily quarantining after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus cases are increasing in Vermont. Tuesday evening, Burlington’s mayor held a virtual town hall with medical experts to discuss concerns and what people should know about new guidance to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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Schools in Vermont open next Tuesday. Most are adopting hybrid operations, and schools and parents are in the final week of preparing for the new system. On Wednesday evening Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger hosted a forum on Reopening the Burlington School System to discuss the district’s readiness and take questions from residents.

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The Burlington City Council met for a  special session today to consider an emergency measure put forth by the mayor to regulate the size of gatherings and the hours that liquor can be sold in the city.  The new restrictions are being considered as colleges in the city are welcoming students back to campus.

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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger took a brief break from his regular COVID-19 updates in July but returned on Wednesday. He covered several issues including concerns about college students returning to the city for in-person classes during the pandemic.

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During his regular Wednesday briefing, Vermont Governor Phil Scott discussed plans his administration is developing to restore indoor dining at restaurants. And the state’s health director provided an update on a new cluster of COVID-19 in the state.

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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city says the coronavirus pandemic has changed this year’s Green Up Day. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has the latest about COVID-19 in Burlington.

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After a month of online finals and Zoom graduation ceremonies, discussion continues about how Vermont’s largest college plans to bring students back to campus this summer and fall.

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The Burlington City Council had a number of items to consider this week during its virtual session.

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The Burlington City Council had transportation issues on the agenda this week as it reviewed upcoming construction projects planned for the summer — and how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect them.

Burlington’s mayor hosted a tele-town hall Tuesday evening to discuss the public health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Vermont’s largest city should respond to the crisis.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is planning a further easing of pandemic lockdown rules to begin next week. Retailers will be able to open but must follow strict guidelines.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger provides an update on pandemic response on April 22
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Burlington, Vermont’s mayor and the head of the largest hospital in the state say the coronavirus pandemic may be moving toward a new phase.