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Monday, June 8, 2020

Response to Recent Events




June 9, 2020
Dear Families,

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the very difficult times that our nation is facing.  Most recently is the death of George Floyd and the events that have followed.   Our media has shown us disturbing images of violence and destruction, as well as peaceful protests taking place across our country and our world.  I absolutely acknowledge the feeling of great pain that resonates throughout the citizens of our nation and the need for change.  I would like to also recognize how difficult discussing current issues with your children may be.  As Superintendent of Windham Northeast Supervisory Union, I recognize that we are not immune to systemic oppression and racism and that we must be vigilant and take this time to educate ourselves and others if we are to avoid future occurrences.  This is the time that we must stand united and work together to overcome the racism and prejudice in our nation.

We will work together as a Supervisory Union and continue to make our restorative practices program a priority that creates safe and healthy schools.  If you would like assistance and/or resources, or just want someone for your child to process with, please reach out to your child’s school. Our administrators, teachers, and counselors are available for you and your children to contact to ask questions or to help address what has been happening in our country.

Sincerely,

Chris Pratt
WNESU,  Superintendent



Friday, May 29, 2020

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ADDITIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS, INCREASED SOCIAL GATHERING SIZES

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Subject: Governor Phil Scott Announces Opening of Additional Business Operations, Increased Social Gathering Sizes

 


State of Vermont

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR 

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 29, 2020

 

Media Contact

Rebecca Kelley, Office of the Governor

802-622-4047 | rebecca.kelley@vermont.gov

 

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ADDITIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS, INCREASED SOCIAL GATHERING SIZES

 

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption of additional close contact businesses, dental procedures, businesses that require work in the home, and of limited overnight youth summer camp programming. As state modeling continues to indicate a low number of COVID-19 cases, he also increased the size of social gatherings.

“We’re able to take these steps because Vermonters have been smart and safe. We continue to see very low case numbers because Vermonters are using common sense and making good choices,” said Governor Scott. “This must continue if we want to open things further and, so far, Vermonters are doing just that.”

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has issued health and safety requirements and procedures for the resumption of close contact businesses such as gyms, fitness centers, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors, as well as cleaning services and other businesses that require home visits, beginning on June 1. Additionally, overnight youth summer camp programming can resume in a limited capacity and with strict safety and travel procedures, beginning June 7. Reopening of these businesses is dependent on established occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements, as well as health, sanitation and training measures, which can be found at accd.vermont.gov.

Addendum 16, signed by Governor Scott today, also allows social gatherings of 25 people or less, effective June 1, though existing occupancy limits for operations including retail, recreation, dining, worship and event spaces remain in place.

And the Vermont Department of Health has issued guidance allowing for some additional dental procedures, allowing for aerosol-generating procedures in compliance with CDC and Health Department safety standards and precautions.

To view the ACCD’s specific safety guidelines and protocols for businesses, as well as additional resources, visit accd.vermont.gov.

To view the Health Department’s latest dental procedure guidance, visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-health-care-professionals.

To view the Addendum 16 to Executive Order 01-20, visit https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-16-executive-order-01-20. 


For more information on: COVID-19 health information, guidance and case data, visit www.healthvermont.gov/covid19.


The Governor’s actions, visit governor.vermont.gov/covid19response.
The state’s modeling, visit dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling.
 


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