Under shadow of Trump diagnosis, a rundown of education plans, testing

Phil Scott with travel map
Gov. Phil Scott discusses the state’s quarantine requirements for travelers during a press briefing on July 24. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott started his press conference Friday with a call for Vermonters to help one another, saying he understands how stressful and troubling the times are.

Asked about President Donald Trump’s early-morning announcement that he had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the governor said that his thoughts are with the president, his family, and the many people Trump may have come in contact with recently.

The job loss, larger economic uncertainty, political polarization and continuing health fears of the pandemic have tested Vermonters again and again, the governor said.

“I know this has taken a toll on many,” Scott said. Sometimes it feels as though the nation will never heal, he said. “But we will. Because we’re strong, our institutions are strong, and there’s still so much

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