Coronavirus

MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott and education secretary Dan French announced Wednesday that Vermont schools will be open for in-person instruction this fall.
“We recognize that as much as COVID-19 has been an unprecedented public health emergency, in many cases it has also been an education...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott opened the economic "spigot" another turn today, with the signing of addendum 12 to his March 13 executive order declaring a state of emergency.
This week's order will bring businesses with 10 employees or less back to work, provided they follow the governor's...
Facemasks made by Tessa Atwood, of Hummingbird Hill Quilting.      Tessa Atwood photo
By Lauren Harkawik
WILMINGTON - Quilters and sewers around the community have been employing their skills, and fabric stashes, for a good cause in recent weeks. Tessa Atwood is making masks for organizations far and wide, including hospitals. Sewers such as Twyla Wallace, Mary Brady, and...
BRATTLEBORO - As news of coronavirus-related shortages of some staples like toilet paper and cleaning supplies has emerged, so have fears about potential shortages of infant formula. That fear has led some to share unsafe advice on social media about making homemade baby formula or diluting FDA-...
But concerns raised if surge is overwhelming BENNINGTON- Southwestern Vermont Health Care CEO Tom Dee and chief medical officer Trey Dobson, MD, gave Vermonters in the region an overview of the health care network’s preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic in southern Vermont. ...
MONTPELIER- At his press conference Monday, Gov. Phil Scott told Vermonters to expect additional mitigation measures soon, although he stopped short of calling for a “shelter in place” order. “At the state level we've done a lot to make sure people are social-distancing,” Gov. Scott said, “as...
16 MARCH 2020 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced new guidance in response to COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. Today’s guidance updates the executive order he issued on March 13, which declared a state of emergency in Vermont.
 
First, as...
15 MARCH 2020 Montpelier, Vt. –  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Scott has announced a Continuity of Education Plan for the orderly dismissal of all schools, and cancellation of all school related activities, no later than Wednesday, March 18. This directive, which will be...
WILMINGTON- Local readiness and response to the coronavirus pandemic topped discussions at Tuesday evening’s selectboard meeting. 
Although the town has closed public access to all town buildings, including town hall, the meeting was held under an exemption that allows for necessary...
DOVER - The Dover Selectboard held its regularly scheduled meeting at Dover Town Hall on Tuesday to provide more space for attendees to spread out. At the meeting, emergency coordinator Rich Werner updated the public about the steps the town is taking to prepare and respond to COVID-19 (...

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