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Coronavirus Vermont

About a dozen people protested on the Vermont Statehouse lawn against Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s stay-at-home order Wednesday.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the state has hit an apparent plateau in the number of cases of COVID-19, and is working to clear a backlog of unemployment claims due to the pandemic.

Vermont Air Guard F-35 does a fly-over before landing at Burlington
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The Burlington City Council passed a resolution this week asking Vermont’s governor to stop Air National Guard training flights and divert all Guard resources toward the COVID-19 epidemic.

This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a multi-state council of Northeast states that will study approaches to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and find coordinated ways to restore the regional economy.  Vermont was not included.  During his regular update Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott was asked about the state’s involvement.

UVM Medical Center main entrance
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The University of Vermont Medical Center is now doing its own coronavirus testing.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says COVID-19 cases in the state appear to be leveling off, but it’s still too soon to lift social and economic restrictions.

It was a month ago today that Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued his original State of Emergency to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. During his regular briefing Monday, Scott praised Vermonters for their patience but said it is too soon to back away from mitigation measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has extended his State of Emergency mandating state residents stay home and non-essential businesses remain closed through mid-May.

Ten Vermont Senators observe remotely as a quorum meets at the Statehouse to pass a measure to allow remote voting
Glenn Russell - Pool Photographer / VTDigger

A quorum of the Vermont Senate met at the Statehouse in Montpelier this week to vote on a measure that will allow them to vote electronically during the pandemic.  Vermont Governor Phil Scott also said he plans to extend his Stay at Home order.

Governor Phil Scott says while there are glimmers of hope Vermonters need to prepare for what could be a bleak time over the next few weeks as the state continues efforts to control the outbreak of COVID-19.

Vermont Air Guard F-35 does a fly-over before landing at Burlington
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The Vermont Air National Guard will continue its F-35 flight operations even as members deploy across the state to aid in the COVID-19 response.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration provided the latest update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday morning. Their focus was on the effectiveness of the public use of masks and the need to maintain social distancing in order to stem the spread of the disease.

Burlington street sign
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is providing daily updates on how the city, nonprofits and agencies in Vermont’s largest city are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest updates have focused on aid to low-income residents and small business.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is mandating that people who arrive in the state quarantine themselves for 14 days to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is ordering travelers entering Vermont to self-quarantine.

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson presides over session to pass coronavirus measures
Pool photo by Michael Dougherty / VTDigger

It took more than three hours Wednesday for the Vermont House to complete work on legislation to assure government operations will continue during the coronavirus pandemic.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is calling for intensified testing at a long term care facility after 5 residents, one of whom died, tested positive for the coronavirus.

The day after officials announced the first deaths in the state related to the coronavirus, Vermont officials provided updates on efforts to control the outbreak.

Caledonia Spirits Hand Sanitizer in Vermont
Courtesy of Caledonia Spirits

After hearing early reports of the coronavirus outbreak, Ryan Christiansen, President and Head Distiller at Caledonia Spirits in Vermont, started making hand sanitizer as a joke.

COVID-19 Diagram
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine announced that two elderly Vermonters who tested positive for COVID-19 died on Thursday.

COVID-19 Diagram
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The state of Vermont has activated its emergency operations center to help experts prepare for the potential widespread transmission of the coronavirus.