Covid-19 Roundup: 3 new cases; Reopenings -- child care, camps, maybe restaurants

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Child care centers can begin to reopen on June 1 after being closed since mid-March, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. But it's not looking like in-person high school graduation ceremonies will be allowed. See VTDigger's story

The state’s Covid-19 projections show that if Vermont can strengthen or maintain measures like contact tracing, testing and mask-wearing, 50% of the workforce can return to their workplace, according to a presentation at a press conference Friday. See VTDigger's story

The Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce is asking state officials to allow restaurants to open for outdoor seating of customers beginning May 22, but the proposal has drawn a mixed response from restaurants. See VTDigger's story

Progressive groups are calling on Gov. Phil Scott to approve Secretary of State Jim Condos' plan to expand mail-in voting for the general election in November. But Scott has said he’d rather wait to decide until after the August primary. See VTDigger's story

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Cate Chant

About Cate

Cate Chant is a news editor at VTDigger. Her professional life has included various aspects of publishing, including graphic arts, writing and editing. She has lived off and on in Vermont; her latest return was in 2002 after 11 years in western Massachusetts. She had her start in journalism as a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass., and was a copy editor there for many years. She was a western Massachusetts stringer for The Boston Globe for 4½ years. Most recently, she was a copy editor for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in East Montpelier with her husband, Steve Belitsos, and their twins, Luke and Libby.


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