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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says the state is continuing to lead the country with the highest percentage of its eligible population vaccinated against COVID-19, but the state is not letting up.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his weekly briefing on Tuesday.  Administration officials provided an update on COVID-19 infections and followed up on a White House infrastructure meeting.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his weekly media briefing Tuesday.  Among the topics discussed is a new program to address workforce development needs.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday relaunched the council of governors, an advisory board of governors,  key Cabinet secretaries and top administration officials focused on strengthening federal and state collaboration on major national security issues. One of the new appointees is Vermont’s governor.

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Vermont officials are continuing their efforts to convince unvaccinated residents to get a COVID-19 shot.

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The latest COVID briefing by Vermont administration officials this week provided information for individuals who may not yet be vaccinated. There were also questions about a lawsuit filed in an attempt to maintain a pandemic program to aid the vulnerable.

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In a special session this week, the Vermont Legislature overrode two of three vetoes issued by Republican Governor Phil Scott.

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During the weekly COVID-19 briefing today, Vermont officials reported that the state continues to lead the nation in several metrics including the number of residents who have been vaccinated. But with a special session of the Legislature scheduled this week, most questions focused on the governor’s expectations of whether his vetoes will be sustained.

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Vermont’s COVID restrictions have been lifted and its State of Emergency has expired, allowing the state to revert, for the most part, to pre-pandemic normalcy. But Governor Phil Scott is continuing efforts to vaccinate residents.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed the 2022 state budget this week. The fiscal plan is being lauded by advocates as the state allocates federal COVID relief funds to address infrastructure, environmental and social equity needs.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the state still hasn’t reached his COVID vaccination threshold goal to completely reopen the state.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation Monday that permanently allows the mailing out of ballots for the state’s general election.

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Vermont is nearing its goal of vaccinating 80 percent of its population against COVID-19. But thousands more Vermonters need the jab before pandemic restrictions end.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott and his administration say the state is getting closer to the goal of reopening when 80 percent of residents get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine moves from cold storage at the Department of Health to coolers and is transported to the TU Center for mass vaccination clinics.
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Vermont is on pace to reach its reopening goal ahead of schedule.  During Friday’s COVID-19 briefing Governor Phil Scott offered an incentive to get the state fully reopened before the current July 4th goal.

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The Vermont Legislature has adjourned its session.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the state is outperforming the nation in getting residents vaccinated against COVID-19, but work remains as reopening nears.

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On Thursday the CDC eased mask rules for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A focus of Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s latest briefing on Friday morning was the state’s response to the announcement.

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At their COVID-19 briefing Friday, Vermont officials emphasized vaccinations as the key to meeting the state’s reopening goals.

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During Vermont’s regular Tuesday COVID-19 briefing, administration officials discussed the success of vaccine distribution and walk-in clinics that are being conducted across the state.

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Like Massachusetts on Friday, Governor Phil Scott says Vermont’s outdoor mask-wearing requirement will end Saturday.

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Vermont is ending the suspension on the work search requirement for those on unemployment. That was a key topic during the governor’s regular COVID briefing today.

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Vermont’s regular Friday COVID briefing included discussion on how the state will respond to a pending federal decision regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. Later in the day, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced after a panel of experts voted that the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19, and its benefits outweigh the known risks.

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Vermont’s governor is outlining how he would like the state to use the money it will receive from the American Rescue Plan.

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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy hosted a roundtable discussion this week with state leaders on broadband and the opportunity to improve access with American Rescue Plan funds.

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Governor Phil Scott outlined Tuesday what he is calling the Vermont Forward Plan: a roadmap to opening the state by July 4th.

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Administration officials presenting Vermont’s regular Friday COVID-19 update discussed an increase in cases among younger residents. The governor also responded to a move by the House Speaker to deal with the state’s ailing pension fund.

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Administration officials in Vermont gave an update on COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott attended a youth summit on Thursday and highlighted the students’ comments during his COVID briefing on Friday.

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Vermont officials discussed the latest vaccine distribution plans by the federal government and cautioned younger residents to remain virus vigilant during a COVID briefing Tuesday.

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