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Statement of University of Vermont Health Network on State of Vermont Emergency Declaration

University of Vermont Health Network CEO Dr. John Brumsted issued the following statement today in response to Governor Phil Scott’s Emergency Declaration and Measures to Limit Social Gatherings:

“Governor Scott’s emergency declaration is a significant action that will allow the State of Vermont and health care providers to act quickly and decisively to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Vermont hospitals are well-trained and well-prepared and we have an incredibly dedicated and capable workforce to meet this challenge. It is critically important that we take measures to protect health care workers so they can be there for their patients. All of us have a role to play in limiting potential exposure by avoiding large gatherings, working from home where possible and restricting visits to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities. 

We thank Governor Scott and his administration for the ongoing partnership as we manage through this pandemic.”