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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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Extending the state of emergency through January 15th, Vermont Governor Phil Scott provided his regular COVID-19 briefing today.  The majority of the session focused on the state’s initial receipt and distribution of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott and state officials provided the latest COVID-19 update today. Officials are planning for the impending rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and awaiting the full ramifications of any potential Thanksgiving spread of the virus.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration provided a regular update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic today.  Officials urged Vermonters experiencing COVID-related stress to seek help from mental health services.

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During his regular briefing on the status of the pandemic in Vermont Tuesday, Governor Phil Scott expressed some optimism despite rising cases of the virus.

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Governor Phil Scott held his latest COVID briefing this morning, asking Vermonters to reconsider any travel plans they may have for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Governor Phil Scott continues to urge Vermonters to follow the guidelines he set last week to control the spread of COVID-19. The spread of the virus is increasing in the state and the Northeast.

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Governor Phil Scott has announced a series of steps to curb a significant rise in COVID cases in Vermont.

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Vermont officials announced today that they are temporarily suspending the state’s safe travel policy that allows some people to enter the state without quarantining from areas determined to have low numbers of COVID-19 cases.

The state of Vermont has seen a spike in coronavirus cases and while officials say the numbers aren’t large, they are concerning.

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Vermonters continued a long tradition of electing a governor and lieutenant governor from opposite parties on Election Day. Bidding for a third term, Republican Governor Phil Scott soundly defeated his challenger, while a newcomer to politics will hold the second-highest state office.

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he voted for Joe Biden for president, making him the first Republican governor in the nation to publically acknowledge voting for the Democratic presidential candidate.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (left) and Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman will run against each other in the 2020 gubernatorial race
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During this general election, Vermont voters are deciding whether to re-elect the incumbent Republican governor or replace him. The Democratic challenger has faced an uphill battle as Vermont history tends to favor incumbents, and the governor’s popularity has been bolstered by his handling of the pandemic.

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During Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s regular COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, a new round of grants for businesses impacted by the pandemic was announced, and officials provided an overview of infection predictions for the fall.

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