Scott extends State of Emergency to Nov. 15

“We cannot become complacent. While our success has allowed us to do more, we must keep making smart choices.” — Gov. Phil Scott

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday announced that the State of Emergency has been extended to Nov. 15 to ensure the state can continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

The executive order has been extended with no additional changes and can be viewed online here.

“Vermont has led the nation in responding to this virus. We’ve worked together to keep each other safe and prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed, allowing us to methodically reopen our economy and keep it open while many other states have had to take steps backward,” Scott said. “But we cannot become complacent. While our success has allowed us to do more, we must keep making smart choices. This means staying six feet apart and wearing a mask (even around friends), avoiding crowds, following travel guidance and washing our hands. We can continue to move forward if we stay vigilant.”

In addition to helping the state manage the public health risks, the State of Emergency keeps numerous supports in place to mitigate economic hardship resulting from the pandemic. These protections include expanded housing and meal delivery systems, expanded eligibility for unemployment insurance, resources for businesses and federal emergency funding.

Click here to view the full executive order.

For more information on:

·     COVID-19 health information, guidance and case data, visit healthvermont.gov/covid19.

·     The Governor’s actions, visit governor.vermont.gov/covid19response.

·     The state’s modeling, visit dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling.

 

 

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