Gov. Phil Scott on Friday acknowledged the pain of closing in-person schools for the rest of the year but said the step was necessary to mitigate the effects of a growing statewide pandemic.
Governor Scott may issue press releases merely “encouraging” us to cease gathering, cease person-to-person business and to stay at home, but his actual declaration directs and mandates it. By the order, the governor has deprived us of some of our constitutional rights.
Dear Governor Scott, on behalf of the citizens of the great State of Vermont, we are asking you to please include federal firearm license dealers in the list of businesses considered essential during the Covid-19 crisis.
With the U.S. surpassing 1,000 deaths and nearing 81,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, many health officials said an April 12 reopening would be too early. But Trump reiterated during his press briefing late Thursday afternoon that the country can’t stay closed for long.
“The education of our students and the bonding and learning experiences they have at schools are tremendously important, so I fully appreciate the impact and difficulty of this decision,” said Governor Phil Scott.
Vermonters are eager to learn how Gov. Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Covid-19 policy applies to their lives. Are they still permitted to walk into a supermarket and shop? What are their options?
Yes, if a policy can save one life it should be considered. But if it also costs one life, it’s a wash. And if it costs two, it’s a bad policy. No politician should be blamed for considering both sides of this coin.
The study garnered worldwide attention because of the massive number of projected deaths, though the researchers noted that the doomsday scenario was unlikely to happen.
Nearly 3.3 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, a record number as businesses were forced to shut down to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force and others have pointed to the resilience of the American people, and specifically, companies and businesses that are stepping up to help local, state, and federal agencies combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Committee Chair Sen. Dick Sears today called domestic abuse “Vermont’s number one crime problem.” Covid-19 will make it worse in several ways, Judiciary learned. Solutions will require more state spending.