Vermont lawmakers implore Scott to declare Covid-19 emergency

By Sarah Mearhoff, VTDigger, October 25, 2021

Vermont state lawmakers joined health care workers, teachers and others during a Monday afternoon press conference to increase pressure on Gov. Phil Scott to reinstate an emergency declaration amid rising coronavirus case counts in the state.

The calls for a mask mandate and other mitigation measures come as fueled largely by the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19. With a seven-day average of 218 cases per day and 35 cases per 100,000 people, Vermont now has the 17th-highest case rate in the country, higher than New York and Massachusetts

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