Governor's Reflects on Pandemic Impacts on Kids

VERMONT - The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone's lives throughout the state of Vermont, but most importantly, those who are in school.

Vermonts children have seen an increased number of visits to pediatrician offices for mental health needs, increased depression rates,  and increased time spent online have been some effects felt by those hit most by the pandemic.

As cases continue to decrease and vaccines continue to be distributed, Governor Phil Scott looks to the future of schools and hopes to go back to full in person learning as soon as the end of April.

"Our kids are not okay, and I know that's not acceptable to any of us. In fact, many kids are really struggling. Some seriously enough to end up in our emergency departments. Additionally, increase demand on our mental health system is making it difficult meet the need."