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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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Governor Phil Scott reported on the latest vaccine distribution plan from the White House today and previewed plans to relax guidelines as more Vermonters receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced a loosening of gathering restrictions during his COVID-19 briefing Friday.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s regular Tuesday coronavirus briefing included discussions over vaccination protocols as the state accelerates its schedule.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his latest COVID-19 briefing Tuesday.  The governor and administration officials discussed how the rollout of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine could impact the state's vaccination program.

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Vermonters 65 and up will be able to sign up for a COVID vaccine starting next week. 

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Vermont’s governor and members of his administration gave their latest COVID-19 briefing today. It came as the state dealt with a deluge of calls as it opened appointments for the next eligible group in its age-based vaccination rollout.

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The appropriations committees of the Vermont Legislature took testimony this week on Governor Phil Scott’s proposed 2022 state budget.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott arrived late to his COVID briefing today after finishing a call with other governors and federal officials on vaccine distribution. Scott says he got good news on the call.

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A virtual joint session of the Vermont legislature was held this afternoon to hear Governor Phil Scott’s budget address.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott delivered his latest COVID-19 update today.  Among the topics was a review of economic aid available to businesses in the latest federal relief bill and a response to concerns about less supply of the vaccine than originally anticipated.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his regular COVID-19 briefing today.  Officials said they are tracking concerning trends in the disease and have been briefed about FBI warnings over possible armed protests as the presidential inauguration looms.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott delivered his third inaugural address Thursday. Because of the pandemic he held an evening telecast with no audience rather than delivering it to an afternoon joint session of the Legislature.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott gave his 100th pandemic briefing since he declared a state of emergency and his last briefing of 2020 on Thursday morning.

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During his regular pandemic briefing this morning, Governor Phil Scott and Vermont officials outlined plans for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available.

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In Vermont and around the globe, the biggest story of 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic.  But there were other events that will have lasting implications for state policy and residents.  It was a major election year for key statewide offices as candidates had to find ways to campaign in the midst of a pandemic that limited personal interactions.

At his COVID-19 update today, Vermont Governor Phil Scott was joined by the state’s at-large Congressman to review the new federal coronavirus relief package.

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Governor Phil Scott says the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed across Vermont, but not at the rate he had expected.

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