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...
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday, Aug. 14, announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency has been extended to Sept. 15, 2020, as well as additional local discretion for gathering size limits and liquor sales.
“We’ve made tremendous progress since this pandemic started and have suppressed the virus even as we’ve reopened much of the economy,” Scott said in a press release. “We should be proud of what we’ve done but given what the rest of the country is facing, every one of us must stay vigilant to protect the gains we’ve made. This means wearing a mask when around those you don’t live...
VERMONT — Gov. Phil Scott declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, taking action to limit the size of public gatherings and suspending some regulations to bolster the health care workforce.
The measure also restricts the number of visitors at psychiatric and elderly care facilities, and expands unemployment insurance to apply to Vermonters who are required to self-isolate or quarantine.
[Read the governor’s full executive order.]
There are still only two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Vermont, but the Scott administration stressed the importance of...