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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

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Gov. Phil Scott has issued an order requiring people in Vermont to cover their faces when out in public, saying that while Vermont’s COVID-19 infection rate is still among the lowest in the country, a rise in cases elsewhere in the U.S. has put Vermont on the defensive.

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The vast majority of students in the Lamoille South school district are healthy enough to attend school in person, but 40 percent of parents would prefer to keep their kids at home, given the choice.

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The CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz, has issued a community letter warning that, to open and operate safely next winter, Stowe Mountain Resort and its guests will have to be extremely careful about limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

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Starting this weekend, everyone in Vermont will need to don face coverings. Forget yours, or just don’t have one? There’s a good chance someone at your hotel or inn will give you one.

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has ordered that masks be worn in public, effective Aug. 1.

Hinesburg had been considering passing a mask resolution and Shelburne just passed one.

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There are a million things that can’t be predicted about the coronavirus, as it continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy and dominates political campaigning this summer.

More State News

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The Vermont Community Newspaper Group conducted interviews with seven of the candidates running for governor and lieutenant governor.

Gov. Phil Scott has signed legislation that requires state police to wear body cameras and prohibits police from using chokeholds and other similar restraint techniques. 

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Debbie Ingram — a Chittenden County senator with a diverse background that ranges from television production to ministry — minces no words when she weighs in on what might be the loudest call for justice since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s former education secretary and a Democratic candidate for governor, gives Gov. Phil Scott high marks for most of what he’s said and done during the coronavirus pandemic.

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When Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, announced he was running for Lieutenant Governor in January he thought the position would free him from day-to-day management of the senate and allow him to focus on bigger picture issues across the state.

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