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Vermont Coronavirus

The Vermont Corrections Department says an inmate at the state prison in Swanton is the first state prisoner to test positive for the coronavirus.

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.

With the economy slowed and schools closed, Vermont Governor Phil Scott gave another update Wednesday on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trying to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, Vermont Governor Phil Scott has closed all schools through the end of the school year.

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Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, a Progressive who is running for governor as a Democrat, held a telephone town hall on the coronavirus Wednesday.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration are implementing a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order as the state battles the coronavirus pandemic.

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This week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott directed all childcare centers in the state to cease normal operations. But he also ordered schools and “encouraged” childcare facilities to provide services to essential personnel during the coronavirus outbreak.  On Wednesday the governor outlined details regarding his directive affecting child care centers and schools.

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