“If you’re wondering what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, which by the way is this weekend, send her a picture of you getting your shot.”
Vermont will no longer require people to wear a mask in distanced outdoor settings — whether they’re vaccinated or not.
Some states have started to turn down vaccine deliveries because demand has declined, Gov. Phil Scott said, but ‘that’s not the case here in Vermont.’
If given the OK following Friday’s advisory committee meeting, Vermont could resume use of the halted vaccine as early as Tuesday.
Covid vaccination registration just opened up Monday for Vermonters in their 20s, with 47,000 signing up so far.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and his health commissioner, Mark Levine, defended New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday after the Granite State governor lifted his state’s mask mandate the day before.
VTDigger has compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the delay recommended by federal health agencies.
The Vermont House has advanced legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of buprenorphine despite opposition from Health Commissioner Mark Levine.
The Massachusetts-based Broad Institute, a lab that processes many of Vermont’s Covid-19 tests, told the state Monday that it had detected the P.1 variant in one specimen from Vermont.
At his Friday press conference, however, Gov. Phil Scott said that because of rising cases he was putting off his expected announcement of a ‘blueprint’ for a broader reopening.
‘It’s important that we recognize as a state that we need to continue to follow all of our public health protocols to continue to keep our schools open. …’ said one superintendent.
At a press conference Friday, Health Commissioner Mark Levine said half of the cases announced in the last two weeks were in people under 30.
None of the Covid vaccines approved by the federal government are currently recommended for children younger than 16, which makes life for families uncertain.
The Vermont Department of Health says the B.1.429 strain has been detected in Franklin and Chittenden counties.