Gov. Scott eases some pandemic restrictions

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced at the beginning of his weekly Tuesday press briefing the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in Vermont. He announced three central changes: •  “A small, short-term modification in our gathering policy.” Scott said each family will be allowed to gather with members of “one other trusted household” between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. That household must be from Vermont, or travel restrictions including mandatory quarantines and testing will apply. Scott said those households … (read more)

Gov. Scott tightens pandemic restrictions

VERMONT — As the state grapples with the spike in COVID-19 cases that Vermont has seen in the past two weeks, Gov. Phil Scott and other officials are explaining how they came to the decision to severely limit social interactions among Vermonters just as t … (read more)

Editorial: Scott takes tough approach to COVID spike, justifiably so

Gov. Phil Scott’s decision this past Friday to ban inter-household gatherings, while allowing schools to remain open and limited access to restaurants and bars, prompted rare public pushback among Vermonters who have been model-citizens in obeying the dic … (read more)

Vt. physicians: Prioritize our communities and protect schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and Vermont Medical Society join Governor Scott and the Vermont Department of Health in calling on Vermonters to refrain from any social gathering in order to protect … (read more)

Letter to the editor: New guidelines are inconsistent

Dear Governor Scott, I am disturbed by the unrefined nature of the recent COVID-19 mitigation pronouncement  — “Attendance at all public and private social gatherings, indoor and outdoor … shall be limited to participation with only members of a single … (read more)

Letter to the editor: New restrictions make no sense

I have been a strong supporter of Gov. Scott’s efforts to curb COVID-19 in Vermont. But with his most recent dictum, something has gone awry. I hope the governor and his team will consider another approach. It makes zero sense to me that under the new dic … (read more)

COVID guide: Towns authorized to impose restrictions

Gov. Phil Scott in mid-August gave communities — particularly college towns — greater latitude in tightening coronavirus-related restrictions if local officials determined such action was necessary to avert a new wave of COVID-19 cases. Scott’s executive … (read more)