MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday further tightened restrictions on Vermonters by ordering them to restrict and minimize activities outside the home.
The Vermont governor late today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The goal of these restrictive measures is to slow the spread of coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease. These actions were implemented in consultation with Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health Dr. Mark Levine and his evaluation of the latest data.
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health on Thursday, Jan. 16, reported a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, joining 30 other states including New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said the outbreak here is in the early stages, but that case number trends have prompted the department to make the formal declaration.
“We’ve been anticipating an outbreak of hepatitis A cases here from monitoring how this has evolved in other states,” said Dr. Levine. “We are working closely with health care providers to ensure that Vermonters are vaccinated, and with our...