State says face covering should be a personal choice

State officials say face masks should be optional at indoor settings in Vermont beginning March 14.

Students can remove masks, if school 80% vaccinated

Masking in Vermont schools — among the last remaining COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for students — will soon be optional for schools with a student vaccination rate of over 80%, Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday.

Two U.S. women smoke Killington World Cup slalom

The rivalry between Vermont-schooled Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and Slovakia’s Petra Vhlova continues to be strong with the two superstar ski racers vying for the top spot on the Slalom podium.

Gov. Scott sets 80% vaccination rate goal

Gov. Phil Scott announced at the Friday, May 21, press conference that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population — those age 12 and older — have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step 4 of the Vermont Forward plan an … (read more)

Scott sets roadmap to fully reopen Vermont

VERMONT — “We have roughly 90 to go, 90 days to stay united so we can get back to normal,” Gov. Phil Scott said at his Tuesday, April 6 press conference. After July 4, Scott said he anticipates the state will only issue guidance — recommendations rather t … (read more)

Fauci praises Vt. COVID-19 response

MONTPELIER — National Health Advisor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci addressed Vermont by video Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Gov. Phil Scott’s weekly news conference.  “I’m a big fan,” said Scott of Fauci’s role guiding the nation through the coronavirus pandemic. “He tell … (read more)

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