Gov. Phil Scott

VERMONT - Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Phil Scott announced that Vermont will be receiving $63,041,000 in funding for drinking water systems and wastewater treatment as a result of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden.
The funds will go into the...
VERMONT - Gov. Phil Scott and the Department of Housing and Community Development announced $3.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funding awards through the Vermont Community Development Program. The funding will support 14 projects in all 14 counties, including affordable home repair...

Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle at Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing.
MONTPELIER- Vermont’s first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant was identified by genomic testing over the weekend, according to Vermont health officials, and by Tuesday there had been three confirmed cases of the variant. The initial specimen identified over the weekend was taken on December 8 ...

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MONTPELIER- The Omicron variant has not been identified in Vermont yet, Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said during Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing, although it has been identified in every state bordering Vermont, as well as in Quebec.
“We’re continuing our genetic sequencing work...
MONTPELIER- The state will emphasize COVID-19 testing as well as vaccination as a means of preventing the spread of the virus, officials said at Gov. Phil Scott’s briefing Tuesday.  
As part of the testing initiative, Gov. Scott announced an emergency rule requiring commercial health...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File Photo
No sign of Omicron in Vermont, for now
MONTPELIER- Omicron, a newly-identified COVID-19 variant said to be more infectious than previous variants, has not been identified in Vermont, state officials said at a press briefing Tuesday.  
“We continue to obtain genomic...
MONTPELIER- At his COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that he had signed a bill, passed by the Legislature on Monday, that allows municipalities to mandate the wearing of masks in places open to the public.  The authority sunsets at the end of April 2022.  
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Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File photo
MONTPELIER-  “The pandemic is not over,” warned Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine at Tuesday afternoon’s COVID-19 press briefing.  Levine and other officials urged Vermonters to take steps to avoid spreading the virus over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  
Levine said the...
MONTPELIER- Administration officials at Tuesday’s press briefing said COVID-19 cases increased by about 42% over the past week, with an elevated number of cases in Bennington County.  Current COVID modeling doesn’t anticipate that cases will fall over the next four weeks.
Gov. Phil Scott...
MONTPELIER- The state is gearing up to vaccinate 5- to 11-year-olds and administer more boosters, as COVID-19 rates continue to decline, administration officials said Tuesday. 
Reporting on his discussion with White House officials and governors earlier in the day, Gov. Phil Scott said the...

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