Gov. Scott advised Wednesday: “assume you have it.” He also said he’s not considering emergency furloughs of prisoners - now.
"-All public schools have now closed, starting today for at least the next two weeks, per Scott's order, though educators are still on the job preparing for remote learning for students starting next week. Staff concerned about their health, parents of an infant, or those over 60 are not required to be inside any school building. All are being paid during this two-week period, said state Education Secretary Dan French.
-The Department of Labor is adding a new electronic option to file for unemployment benefits and adding new staff to handle a surge in applications by phone. The electronic form is here: https://appengine.egov.com/apps/vt/dol/unemploymentinsuranceclaim
-Vermont's corrections system is trying to implement social distancing strategies inside its prison facilities but is not considering emergency furlough of higher-risk inmates "at this point in time," Smith said."
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