A one-week spike in Burlington’s wastewater test results has returned to “baseline,” the city reported, but several counties reported rising Covid levels.
The bill calls for “incremental implementation of Green Mountain Care” starting with publicly financed primary care in the first year, adding preventative dental and vision in the second, with no deductibles or copayments.
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.
A one-year pilot of free school meals will end in June. Advocates are pushing to make the program permanent.
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.
Communities statewide are set to start a series of wastewater projects funded by federal Covid-19 relief money.
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.
Hospital admissions have dropped this week, two weeks after the state reported “medium” Covid levels.
As the Legislature’s first fully in-person session in years gets underway, lawmakers’ decisions to turn away reporters raise questions about how they are balancing public access to the Statehouse — long called “the people’s house” — with public health.
The company, which staffed high-volume testing and vaccination sites in northwestern Vermont, announced Tuesday it plans to end all of its operations.