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State legislative delegation continues work from afar

Your Windham County legislators want you to know that we are taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously, and are continuing our work, while at home. We are in regular communication with legislative leaders, the administration, one another and you, our constituents.

During this time it is so important to watch out for one another, so please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us if we can be of any help during this state of emergency. We, as your legislators, are accessible.

Although we are not in Montpelier, we have continued our work together to advance a package of bills to put us on a strong footing as we meet the public health and economic challenge of this crisis. State and local municipal governments are working to protect the vulnerable, limiting the spread of infection, and maintaining public health and safety.

The Legislature is also working closely with the governor’s office and our federal delegation in Washington, D.C., to ensure we are all working in harmony to help Vermonters weather this crisis.

The community spread of COVID-19 which we’re now seeing puts us at a tipping point — our response can reduce or amplify infection. The health of our state and the success of our health care system in treating this pandemic are now up to us. Collectively, we have the power to slow the spread and flatten the curve.

Please model good behavior by staying home except for absolutely necessary outings, and practice thorough and frequent hand washing.

There are many ways to find and access services or get questions answered in this publication and elsewhere. However, if you have a need for service or a question you can’t find help for, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.

Together, we will get through this.

Windham County Legislators

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Originally published in The Commons issue #554 (Wednesday, March 25, 2020). This story appeared on page B2.

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