COVID-19


Dr. Mark Levine and Gov. Phil Scott File photo
MONTPELIER- The state is preparing for the pending federal approval of a pediatric vaccine for children under 5, and Gov. Phil Scott said his administration is turning their focus to mitigating pandemic impact at a press conference Tuesday.
Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine
MONTPELIER - At the governor’s weekly press conference, health commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said a new COVID-19 variant is gaining steam in New England, and while spread of the virus is high, Vermont’s hospitalizations and ICU admissions are stable and below crisis levels. In addition, Levine...

Gov. Scott at his administration's weekly press conference Tuesday
Women’s medical decisions to remain “private and protected” MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott commented on a leaked draft Supreme Court decision, and state health officials urged Vermonters to evaluate their own risk of contracting the BA2 variant of COVID-19.
Gov. Scott...

Data from the Department of Financial Regulation shows hospitalizations are rising slightly but remain below earlier peaks during the Omicron variant’s spread in January and February. Courtesy Vermont Department of Health
Ending mask mandate for public transportation considered “premature” MONTPELIER - At the governor’s weekly press conference on Tuesday, commissioner of health Dr. Mark Levine said the BA.2 variant continues to spread in Vermont and throughout New England, but hospitalizations...
MONTPELIER- Vemont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said COVID-19 variant BA2 is “driving an uptick” in COVID-19 cases in Vermont at the administration’s press briefing Tuesday.  
“We’ve had a 29% increase in our seven-day average of numbers of cases, you can see a very slight uptick,”...

Vermont Governor Phil Scott File photo
MONTPELIER - Though Gov. Phil Scott led with policy talk at this week’s press conference, COVID-19 matters were addressed, largely in response to questions from reporters. Statewide, cases are rising in most age groups, but Gov. Scott said he is not concerned. 
Commissioner of Health Dr....

Vermont Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine
MONTPELIER- State health officials announced that US Food and Drug Administration had authorized a second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose at Tuesday’s press briefing, just minutes after the FDA’s decision.
“Shortly before this briefing we learned that the FDA have now authorized second...

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott marked the second anniversary of Vermont’s COVID-19 lockdown at his weekly COVID-19 press conference, and said that a new variant, Omicron BA2, isn’t likely to result in another COVID “wave.”
In a call with White House officials minutes earlier, Gov. Scott said...
Vermont will have its own sanctions MONTPELIER- At Gov. Phil Scott’s weekly press briefing on Thursday last week - postponed due to Town Meeting on Tuesday - the administration announced they would end school masking recommendations.
Gov. Scott also announced actions in...
DOVER- On Monday, the River Valleys Unified School District board announced major changes to COVID-19 protocols in the schools. They also discussed the fiscal year 2023 budget and Dover’s International Baccalaureate programming.
At the meeting, Dover School Principal Matt Martyn announced...

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