2020 News Releases

2020 News Releases

Here are the most current news releases and opinion pieces from the Health Department.

Title Date
Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement Honoring Vermonters Lost to COVID-19 11/19/2020
Transcript: Governor Phil Scott Addresses Record COVID-19 Case Growth 11/17/2020
State and Local Officials Organize Stepped-up Response to COVID-19 Cases in Orange and Washington Counties 11/16/2020
As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Governor Phil Scott Announces New Mitigation Measures 11/13/2020
Health Officials Call on People Who Attended Certain Events in Northern and Central Vermont to Get Tested 11/12/2020
Joint Statement from the Offices of Governors Baker, Lamont, Mills, Murphy, Raimondo, Scott and Sununu on the Suspension of Interstate Youth Hockey 11/12/2020
Vermont Reports Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since Start of the Pandemic 11/11/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Pause to the State's Safe Travel Policy, Compliance Checks and Expanded Testing 11/10/2020
Vermonters Urged to Take Action to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 as Case Numbers Increase 11/08/2020
Governor Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine Issue an Advisory on Social Gathering Size 11/06/2020
Department of Health Statement on Outage Experienced by the University of Vermont Health Network 10/29/2020
Governor Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, Layout Vermont's Initial Vaccine Distribution Framework 10/23/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Expansion of Frontline Employee Hazard Pay Grant Program 10/22/2020
Vermont Investigation Contributes to National Understanding of COVID-19 Transmission 10/22/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Next Round of Economic Recovery Grants 10/20/2020
Multiple Testing Clinics Open in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak in Central Vermont 10/19/2020
Ice Rinks Directed to Freeze Schedules for Two Weeks 10/16/2020
Health Department Investigates COVID-19 Cases among Central Vermont Recreational Teams 10/16/2020
Governor Phil Scott Extends State of Emergency to November 15 10/15/2020
Stay Strong and Independent By Preventing Falls 09/30/2020
Governor Phil Scott Updates Bar Seating Guidance, Lifts Lodging Capacity Restrictions with Travel and Health Protocols 09/18/2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci Joins Governor Phil Scott to Discuss Vermont's Response to COVID-19 09/15/2020
Statement by Vermont Commissioner of Health Mark Levine, MD on COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Distribution 09/11/2020
Governor Phil Scott and DMV Announce Launch of New Online Vehicle Registration System 09/08/2020
Statement from Governor Phil Scott for Labor Day 09/04/2020
Health Department investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Rutland County 08/31/2020
New ‘Social Autopsy’ Report Examines Drug Overdose Trends in Vermont 08/31/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Statewide Effort to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies to Vermont Schools 08/26/2020
Vermont Secures Federal Funding for Increased Unemployment Benefits Through the Lost Wages Assistance Program 08/24/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Proposal for Additional COVID-19 Economic Relief and Recovery Initiatives 08/21/2020
COVID-19 Relief Grants Now Available for Agriculture and Working Lands Businesses and Organizations 08/19/2020
Governor Phil Scott Signs Bipartisan Letter Calling for Restoration of Census Deadline 08/19/2020
Governor Announces Economic Recovery Grant Program Award Maximum Increased for the Vermont Business Sectors Most Impacted by COVID-19 08/18/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Utility Bill Relief Program for Vermonters Impacted by COVID-19 08/18/2020
Governor Phil Scott Extends State of Emergency to September 15 08/14/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces the State of Vermont is Distributing 300,000 Free Cloth Face Coverings 08/13/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of Child Care Operational Relief Grant 08/07/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Economic Recovery Grant Program Expands Eligibility to More Vermont Businesses 08/03/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program Applications to Open for Employers 08/03/2020
Governor Phil Scott Signs Executive Order Setting September 8 as Universal School Opening Date 07/31/2020
Governor Scott Commentary: We Owe It To Our Kids 07/30/2020
Statement by Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD on Vermont’s first COVID-19-associated death in 43 days 07/30/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces $2 Million Assistance Program to Help More Vermonters Access Broadband 07/28/2020
Governor Scott, Health and Education Experts Address School Reopening and Announce Universal School Opening Date 07/28/2020
24th Annual Rabies Bait Drop Kicking Off 07/28/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Strengthened Mask Requirement 07/24/2020
Update on Positive Antigen Tests Reported from Manchester Area 07/19/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces $25 Million in Relief Grants for Vermont Dairy Farmers and Processors 07/14/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Action on Bills 07/13/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Housing Assistance Programs 07/10/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Economic Recovery Grant Program Launch 07/01/2020
Watch for Cyanobacteria in Warm Summer Waters 06/29/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Unemployment Insurance Tax Relief for Vermont Employers 06/23/2020
Health Department Investigating Cluster of COVID-19 Cases in Windham County 06/23/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Next Restart Steps for Hospitality Sector 06/19/2020
Governor Phil Scott Commemorates Juneteenth 06/19/2020
Grant Allows for Expanded Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders 06/18/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Easing of Restrictions for Older and Vulnerable Vermonters 06/17/2020
While Reopening Efforts Continue, Governor Phil Scott Extends State of Emergency 06/15/2020
High Percentage of Vermont K-12 Students are Fully Immunized 06/12/2020
Governor Phil Scott Opens Application for Public Member Appointment to Racial Equity Task Force 06/09/2020
Important Update: Report of COVID-19 Case at Mountain View Center 06/08/2020
Governor Phil Scott Announces Limited Indoor Dining Restart and Opens Some Interstate Travel 06/05/2020
Governor Phil Scott Establishes Racial Equity Task Force 06/02/2020
Governor Phil Scott and DMV Announce Restart Plan for Driver's License Services, Learner's Permit Tests 06/01/2020
Governor Announces Opening of Additional Business Operations, Increased Social Gathering Sizes 05/29/2020
Take Steps to Prevent the Spread of Rabies in Pets and Wildlife 05/29/2020
Governor Announces DFR Approves Plan to Provide Nearly $3 Million in Dental Insurance Premium Relief 05/28/2020
Governor Announces Limited Reopening of Restaurants, Hair Salons, Additional Health Services 05/22/2020
More COVID-19 Pop-Up Test Sites Open for Asymptomatic Vermonters 05/22/2020
Take Steps to Prevent Water Quality Issues Before Your Business Reopens 05/21/2020
Stay Healthy Outdoors as the Weather Warms Up 05/21/2020
Vermonters Without COVID-19 Symptoms Can Get Tested at Pop-Up Sites 05/13/2020
Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites Open for Frontline Workers and Returning Vermonters 05/11/2020
Vermont Department of Health to Open Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites 05/08/2020
Opioid deaths in Vermont decrease for the first time since 2014 05/06/2020
Northeast Kingdom EMS Units Join Health Department for COVID-19 Testing 05/05/2020
Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 by Wearing a Cloth Face Mask 04/23/2020
Health Care Professionals Can Get Expedited Temporary License to Practice 04/13/2020
Vermont National Guard to Operate COVID-19 Testing Site in Putney 03/28/2020
Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Services are a Single Call Away 03/27/2020
Health officials caution against using non-approved drugs for COVID-19 treatment 03/26/2020
Vermont Announces 16 New Positive COVID-19 Cases Including Seven at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center 03/21/2020
Vermont Announces First Deaths Attributable to New Coronavirus COVID-19 03/19/2020
Vermont Reports Additional Four Cases of New Coronavirus COVID-19 03/16/2020
Vermont Reports Three Additional Cases of New Coronavirus COVID-19 03/15/2020
Health Officials Announce Three New Presumptive Cases of New Coronavirus COVID-19 03/14/2020
Second Presumptive Case of New Coronavirus COVID-19 in Vermont 03/11/2020
Vermont Announces First Presumptive Case of New Coronavirus COVID-19 03/07/2020
Health Officials Announce New Guidance for Travel from COVID-19 Affected Countries 03/05/2020
VT and NH Health Officials Working Together to Trace Contacts of NH COVID-19 Case 03/03/2020
Art Show Project Supports Wellbeing for Vermonters with Intellectual Disabilities 02/21/2020
Schools and Child Care Programs Making Progress on Reducing Lead Levels in Drinking Water 02/20/2020
Health Department Monitoring Travelers Returning from China for Novel Coronavirus 02/13/2020
Registration Open for Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference 02/12/2020
Meeting Vermont’s Transportation Energy Goals Will Benefit Our Health 01/31/2020
Vermont Closely Monitoring Global Coronavirus Developments 01/28/2020
Health Department Offering Free Kits to Test Your Home for Radon 01/21/2020
Health Officials Declare Hepatitis Outbreak 01/16/2020
New Youth and Adult Reports Show Vermonters in Generally Good Health 01/15/2020
Making Those New Resolutions Come True 01/06/2020