Erin Petenko

Census shows surge of migration into Vermont

Census shows surge of migration into Vermont

More than 4,800 people moved to the state between 2020 and 2021, and 4,500 of them were from elsewhere in the United States

More than 4,800 people moved to Vermont between 2020 and 2021, the highest net migration total the state has reported in at least a decade, according to Census population estimates.

The trend represents a complete reversal of the previous decade, when domestic migration meant people left Vermont to move to other states, while most migrants to Vermont came from outside the country.

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Officials discuss soon-to-change mask guidance and pandemic lessons

Last week, officials at Gov. Phil Scott's weekly press conference cited the falling number of severe Covid outcomes as a reason to end its masking recommendation and change its isolation guidance effective March 14. “The decision to wear a mask will be up to each person based on their...

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Mask mandates get new scrutiny, even as Covid booster rate drops

Governor: ‘The sooner we can get people, kids in particular, back to normal — and that’s without masks — the better’

Gov. Phil Scott teased the possibility Tuesday of ending or changing the statewide Covid-19 recommendation that K-12 schools require masks for their students and staff. At the same time, officials urged Vermonters to stay up to date on their vaccines, as the number of Vermonters seeking a booster has...

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