Guidelines include social distancing, required wearing of masks for all students and adults inside school buildings, wearing masks outdoors when social distancing is not possible, and the daily taking of temperatures.
Despite having some of the lowest hospitalization and death rates for COVID-19 in the nation, Vermont continues to maintain substantial restrictions on businesses and services, along with a new mandate to wear a mask in all public places starting Saturday.
Saturday’s event was about honoring the Vermont men and women who wear the blue, who protect and serve, who keep the law and order without which families are not safe, businesses cannot thrive, and individuals cannot achieve their dreams.
Lack of staff will render many if not most Vermont school districts unable to open as scheduled by the last week of August, a Washington County school superintendent predicts. Teachers and staff are applying to opt out of in-person instruction, she said.
“There are so many parallels between McCarthyism and this bogus Black Lives Matter crime being perpetrated on the American people. Black Lives do matter, but not more than all our lives. … All lives matter, and to say so is not hate speech,” Flanders said.
Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t think the universal mask mandate he announced Friday will make Vermonters less willing to patronize businesses in-person. The opposite will be true, he predicted.
The Mill River Unified Union School District Board at its meeting Tuesday told the public that board members will not support a public vote on whether to raise Black Lives Matter flags and LGBT flags on school campuses.
“Vermonters should be concerned that an organization that has yet to denounce its eugenic past is expanding its reach in our state once again,” Beerworth said.
During a debate Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Rebecca Holcombe, Patrick Winburn, David Zuckerman and Ralph Corbo sparred over the tumbling economy, climate change, social justice, and health mandates, including mandatory shots and wearing masks.
Secretary of State Jim Condos on Monday issued a directive to mail ballots to every active registered voter for the general election, but some critics say the move will let ballots end up in the wrong hands, and make it nearly impossible to verify who’s voting.
Home schooling has long been popular among parents whose educational, societal or religious views make them wary of public schools. However, stringent new Covid-19 guidelines apparently have pushed hundreds more Vermont parents to consider the home schooling option.