More than 500 U.S. physicians sent a letter to President Donald Trump describing the coronavirus shutdowns as a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing negative health consequences” to millions of non-COVID-19 patients nationwide.
Gov. Phil Scott today announced the resumption of limited indoor seating at restaurants and bars and a data-driven approach to allow travel to and from designated areas without a 14-day quarantine requirement.
In Vermont’s capital city, wearing a mask in most public buildings is no longer optional. It’s the law. The City Council of Montpelier last night passed an ordinance requiring the wearing of masks inside public facilities for the duration of the Covid-19 state of emergency.
Rushing to spend $1.25 billion in federal Covid-19 cash, Gov. Phil Scott reserved $5 million for mental health treatment. At least he realizes his governance in the coronavirus crisis has pushed thousands of Vermonters over the cliff emotionally as well as financially.
It costs the taxpayer $250,000 each week extra for the lawmakers to stay home and play legislative computer games with your tax money. They need to let the dust settle on the damage caused by the shutdown ordered as the result of the COVID-19 scare.
They say send out post cards to all voters offering them the opportunity to apply for absentee ballots, as under current law. We think Sen. Benning and Town Clerk Dwyer are exactly right.
Vermont GOP candidates for office may have an opportunity to promote their fiscally conservative messages as businesses and personal freedoms continue to be suppressed during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown.
This bill (S.348) is unnecessary because we already have a secure system in place that enables voters to be and feel safe when exercising their right to vote. Potential unforeseen consequences that could dilute the sanctity and security of our election cannot be dismissed.
Protests in major U.S. cities over the police-involved death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, could touch off a spike in coronavirus cases, government officials warned on Sunday.
Vermont, facing a $250 million shortfall in General Fund revenues for the fiscal year that starts a month from now, will have to rethink what it is and what it does. To undertake that task intelligently we must bravely launch a thorough-going performance review.
ACCD has issued health and safety requirements and procedures for the resumption of businesses such as gyms, fitness centers, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors, as well as cleaning services and other businesses that require home visits. Addendum 16 also allows social gatherings of 25 people or less.