Vermont

Quebec, Maine seeing spikes in virus cases MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and others in his administration warned Vermonters against complacency, as the state’s lowest-in-the nation COVID-19 positivity rate dipped even lower.
Gov. Scott urged Vermonters to continue...

Gov. Phil Scott, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci share a laugh in this screenshot from Tuesday’s press conference. Fauci joined the event via video.
MONTPELIER- Dr. Anthony Fauci praised Vermont’s successful response to the COVID-19 epidemic, saying it should be the model for the nation.
Fauci joined Gov. Phil Scott and administration officials for a press briefing on Tuesday.  “I want to congratulate you and all of the officials in...

Vermont Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Patsy Kelso.
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and members of his administration urged Vermonters to observe COVID-19 guidelines as they enjoy Labor Day weekend to help keep Vermont safe for the reopening of schools.
Gov. Scott said that, with the lowest COVID-19 prevalence in the country, Vermont continues...

Vermont Education Secretary Dan French
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and his administration announced measures to increase child care availability as schools across the state plan “hybrid” school reopenings.
According to Agency of Education Secretary Dan French, the majority of supervisory unions in the state are planning to...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott announced a hazard pay grant program for employers of certain front-line health care and human services employees this week.  
Under the program, employers of people in certain occupations, including medical care providers, first responders, dental personnel,...
By Lauren Harkawik
MARLBORO - Expansion of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum has been deemed a “vital project” by a regional economic development effort. Plans are underway to define the next steps for the museum, which may include moving from its Hogback Mountain location to...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott announced a $30 million housing assistance program for renters, landlords, and lower-income homeowners who have been affected by COVID-19.
The programs, funded through the federal CARES Act, provide relief for those tenants unable to pay rent, landlords...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott used his Monday press briefing to address the murder of George Floyd, and the protests that subsequently swept the globe, sometimes turning violent.  Gov. Scott also announced the launch of a racial equity task force here in Vermont.
Gov. Scott expressed his...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott announced another "turn of the spigot" in the phased reopening of Vermont's economy and social activity Friday.
"Looking at our latest data and the latest recommendation from the department of health, we feel like it is safe to turn the spigot a bit more today...

Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine at Wednesday's press conference.
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott said his team would be monitoring neighboring states for indications that Vermont could open its borders to tourists again, and Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine fired back at a national news report that listed Vermont as a “trouble spot” for coronavirus...

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