Gov. Scott launches fourth bid for Vermont’s top office

Gov. Phil Scott is running for a fourth term. Hours after he announced his reelection plans in a news release Tuesday morning, Scott told reporters in Montpelier that he “carefully considered (his) options” when deciding whether to seek another two years in office. “It’s been a long six years” in office, he said, but he has more work yet to do. “We’ve made some historic investments… investments that I think will give us a high return,” the 63-year-old Republican said. “We have to follow through on them, and … (read more)

Scott bans multi-family gatherings in Vermont, closes bars and clubs

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday said the state is “at a tipping point” with the recent influx of COVID-19 cases. He announced a ban on inter-household gatherings, the closure of bars and social clubs, and the cancellation of recreational sports leagues as the C … (read more)

Gov. Scot orders visitors to Vt. to self-quarantine

VERMONT — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday said Vermont “strongly discourages” incoming travel from coronavirus hotspots in the Northeast, directing “non-essential” travelers from outside the state to self-quarantine for 14 days. The governor, speaking at a pres … (read more)

Who is an ‘essential worker’ in Vermont?

MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Phil Scott on March 25 issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order limits in-person operations for all “non-essential” businesses. But what does that really mean? The Scott administration clearly spells out what it deems to be essent … (read more)

Gov. Scott orders Vermonters to “Stay Home”

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday further tightened restrictions on Vermonters by ordering them to restrict and minimize activities outside the home. The Vermont governor late today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of i … (read more)

Restaurants closed by order of Gov. Scott

Gov. Phil Scott ordered the closing of bars and restaurants across the state effective 2 p.m. on Tuesday. It his administration’s latest effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Vermont. Establishments must remain closed through April 6. In the mea … (read more)