Gov. Scott Requesting Disaster Declaration

VERMONT- Governor Phil Scott has sent a letter to the United States of America President Donald Trump requesting a Major Disaster Declaration. Due to the extent of COVID-19, Scott requested that "Vermont National Guard be authorized to perform their duties".


Scott requesting the Vermont National Guard means that he also is requesting that "authorization to activate up to 480 Vermont National Guard personnel". The same letter was sent to Mark T. Esper the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense at the Pentagon, as well.

 Another letter was sent to President Trump through Captain W. Russell Webster with a more in-depth request. It included that there have been 5,228 tests that had been completed as of the date of April 3rd. "Drive-up testing is available at the following locations; Landmark College in Putney, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Dartmouth Hitchcock, North Country Hospital in Newport, Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Springfield Hospital, Rutland Regional Medical Center and UVM Medical Center in Burlington, with variable hours. Two new testing sites will be available at Island Pond Health Care and Champlain Islands Health Care."

Phil Scott explained in said letter that he has directed all Vermonters to 'Stay Home/Stay Safe'. Scott is requesting the President to authorize the Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Crisis Counseling Assistance/Regular Services Program of the Individual Assistance Program for the COVID-19 pandemic.