This will not be the Thanksgiving holiday we want or deserve, but please read on for helpful information about how to stay safe and an end note about gratitude during this time of crisis. As you surely know, the Coronavirus is now spreading quickly in Vermont, just like it has been in most of the… Continue reading Our COVID Thanksgiving
Unfortunately, like most other places in the country, Vermont currently has an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases, which are creating the beginnings of community viral spread in some regions of the state.
Late last month, the Vermont Legislature completed its historic legislative session, officially adjourning after months of work largely focused on responding to a worldwide pandemic and its implications for Vermont. We legislated together from our homes throughout Vermont, with the assistance of incredible staff members who were themselves working remotely.
Over the weekend, the Vermont Department of Health confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak among orchard workers at Champlain Orchards in Shoreham. I have been in contact with officials at the Agencies of Human Services and Agriculture, and participated in a briefing for legislators and press conference with the Commissioner of Health, State Epidemiologist, and Secretary of… Continue reading COVID-19 Update – Champlain Orchards Outbreak
Last week, the Vermont Legislature resumed its 2020 session, reconvening to focus on the fiscal year 2021 state budget, additional Coronavirus Relief Funding, and a few remaining priority bills. The session will be a short one, with a target adjournment date of no later than September 25. I will do my best to keep you… Continue reading Fall Legislative Session Begins