Governor Phil Scott Looks to Further Vermont's Re-Opening

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VERMONT - During the Governor's Wednesday press conference, he indicated that the virus remains very slow spreading in the state. One of the big announcements the Governor Phil Scott had, is the hope to enlarge groups gathering from 10-25 come June. 

"We need to continue to look at the data closely, as we continue to move forward with re-opening the state," said Dr. Levine.

Although, Vermont continues to lead the nation on slowing spread, and active cases neighboring states to Vermont are quite different.

"This past Sunday alone New Hampshire saw 233 new cases, we need to look at these as well. Its the type of data we still have to look at as a state, and take into consideration," stated Governor Phil Scott.

Pop-up sites will still be readily available throughout the state, in the coming weeks for Vermonters.

"Testing locations for our pop-up sites can be found at www.humanresources.vermont.gov, said Dr. Levine.

 "Our interest rate of cases in Vermont is still very very low, it is still currently a little below 1%, but these pop-up sites will cotinue to give Vermonters a little ease of mind, if they begin to not feel well," continued Dr. Levine. 

Education is another sector Vermont is closley working with on a safe re-opening.

"We're in the beginning of a very significant planning process, for our states school districts. Our districts will begin actively planning this Summer. Our hope is still be able to re-open for in person instruction in the fall," said Secretary Dan French.

Governor Phil Scott hopes to make the annoucement Friday on for gathering increases, and the re-opening of other sectors.