President Joe Biden announced plans to end the emergency order on May 11. The order set requirements for insurance coverage of Covid-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment.
Author: Erin Petenko
Ex-prison superintendent wins suit against Department of Corrections for retaliatory firing
The jury awarded Mark Potanas $605,000 for a claim under the whistleblower protection act.
Covid levels still ‘low,’ health department reports, though some metrics tick up
Burlington has reported a spike in Covid levels in its wastewater, but it’s too early to say whether it’s a true increase or an anomaly, according to officials.
Burlington reports record high Covid concentrations in wastewater data
The spike in two Burlington wastewater treatment plants could be an early indicator of Covid levels, but the health department said it would have to wait to see if the trend persists.
Vermont Supreme Court rules Montpelier can allow noncitizen voting in local elections
The court ruled in favor of a 2018 city charter change that allows noncitizens to vote in local, but not statewide, elections.
Snowy forecast could signal change in Vermont’s unseasonably warm weather
The 3 to 6 inches of snow in the forecast won’t make a huge dent in the state’s 17-inch snow deficit, but more storms are on the horizon, meteorologists predict.
Covid levels remain ‘low’ in Vermont as national surge moves south
Hospital admissions have dropped this week, two weeks after the state reported “medium” Covid levels.
Gov. Phil Scott proposes a state fund to help rural towns get federal money
The rural infrastructure assistance program would provide $3 million for towns to get help applying for federal aid.
Vermont’s Covid levels drop back to ‘low,’ though national numbers rise
Two weeks after the holiday season, national hospitalizations for Covid are rising, but Vermont’s have ticked down again.
New bill would require more transparency around Vermont’s corporate incentives
H.10 would require public disclosure of more information on award recipients, as lawmakers question whether the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program is working as intended.