Gov. Phil Scott

MONTPELIER - At his weekly press conference, Gov. Phil Scott urged “personal responsibility” to control the COVID-19 pandemic, now in its 19th month. Officials at the press conference discussed rising cases in the state, vaccinations for children under 12, the prospect of mixing and matching...
MONTPELIER- Vermont, still the most vaccinated state in the US, continues to see its COVID-19 case counts rise while cases in surrounding states are falling. 
Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak said the COVID-19 new case and hospitalization trends appeared...

Agency of Education Secretary Dan French File photo
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott said booster shots are on the horizon, urged employer vaccine mandates, and announced new school guidance at his COVID-19 press conference Tuesday. 
Gov. Scott said booster shots were a topic of discussion at his meeting earlier in the day with governors and...

Agency of Education Secretary Dan French at Wednesday's press briefing by Gov. Phil Scott and his administration.
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott announced a change in the state’s masking guidance for schools, a new school vaccination incentive plan, and pleaded with Vermonters to be civil in their discourse at his press briefing Wednesday.  
 Gov. Scott said the administration’s school mask guidance had...

Gov. Phil Scott at Tuesday's press briefing
MONTPELIER- Although officials say the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant has been blunted thanks to the state’s high vaccination rate, Gov. Phil Scott announced at his press conference this week that he’ll mandate vaccinations for certain state employees working with vulnerable populations....

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File Photo
By Mike Eldred
MONTPELIER- While some states and localities in the United States are reacting to the resurgence of COVID-19 by re-implementing some mitigation measures, officials in the country’s most vaccinated state were sounding a more optimistic tone at Gov. Phil Scott’s press briefing...

Vermont Agency of Education Secretary Dan French at Tuesday's press briefing
MONTPELIER- State officials are advising school districts to return to in-person learning this fall with students and staff wearing masks, at least for the first few weeks.  An official advisory memo will be issued sometime this week, according to the Agency of Education.
At his press...

Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak. File Photo
MONTPELIER- As the state nears 84% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated, including about 75% who are fully vaccinated, Gov. Phil Scott said his administration is not letting up on efforts to vaccinate the remaining 16% of Vermonters who are eligible.  “What we’re seeing across the country shows...
MONTPELIER- At his press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott expressed hope after his recent meeting at the White House last week to discuss a $1.3 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that’s currently in the US Senate.  
Gov. Scott noted that the bipartisan proposal is separate from...
Addie Lentzner
Addie Lentzner
BENNINGTON- A group of youth advocates, public policy activists, and legislators are calling on Gov. Phil Scott and his administration to extend pandemic protections for homeless Vermonters, until permanent housing solutions can be put in place.  
The group, organized by Bennington high...

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