Health

Food Safety and COVID-19

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day, wash your hands Read More…

Health

15 Days to Slow the Spread

This afternoon, President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines to help protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak. The new recommendations are simple to follow but will have a resounding impact on public health. While the President leads a nationwide response, bringing together government resources and private-sector ingenuity, every American Read More…

Health

COVID-19 Prescription Drug Refills

BulletinTuesday, March 17, 2020Insurance Bulletin #210 (Revised) This bulletin is intended to ensure that health insurance plans regulated by the Department of Financial Regulation continue to provide access to prescription drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bulletin applies to health insurers, as that term is used in 18 V.S.A. § 9402, and pharmacy benefit managers, Read More…

Statehouse VT Daily Chronicle

Changing How Vermont Does Democracy During Covid-19

Senate committee agrees to waive need for physical location of government meetings, allowing 2020 election ballots to be mailed to every registered voter. Secretary of State warns of C-19 return in fall. By Guy Page March 18, 2020 – Legislation discussed and agreed upon during a Senate Government Operations Committee teleconference today would, during the Read More…

Energy

Fuel Line Newsletter 3/13/20

COVID-19 Concerns In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Governor Phil Scott activated the emergency operations center this week. While Vermont’s price-gouging law allows the Governor to declare a market emergency, that has not happened. In a press conference on Thursday, Attorney General TJ Donovan said his office has not heard of complaints about local companies Read More…

Business & Economics Health Rutland County

COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Businesses

As a follow up to the Governor’s Executive Order, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Department of Labor are assessing and responding to the community impacts of COVID-19 on Vermont businesses. First and foremost, ACCD and the Department of Labor urge all businesses and their employees to follow the latest guidance Read More…

Health Rutland County

An Important Message from Claudio Fort, President & CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center

Dear Community Leaders – Many of you have reached out to advise and support Rutland Regional in communicating important information about our COVID-19 preparations and response.  We are actively working on expanding our community outreach and communication activities.  As part of this effort, I want to share with you measures that RRMC is taking to Read More…

Health VT Daily Chronicle

10 Coronavirus Press Conference Takeaways

Masks don’t keep healthy people saferState has no plans to enforce quarantines (for now) By Guy Page March 5, 2020 – Here are 10 takeaways from the coronavirus press conference Governor Scott and his administration held in Montpelier today: 1. There are no known active coronavirus cases in Vermont. Twenty Vermonters have completed the two-week screening and Read More…

Health

CDC Corona Virus Telebriefing Update on 2/26/20

Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing Update on COVID-19 Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors. Click here for the Audio Recording Welcome and thank you for standing by.  At this time, all participants are on listen-only mode until our question and answer session.  At that time, if you would like to Read More…