Rep. Sibilia: April 6th update

Good evening,

Just a short update today –

I hope you were able to spend some time outside today – the snow is almost gone in Goose City! We had a good coffee call this morning talking about various volunteer needs and efforts in the Valley, how various state orders are being enforced and the AOT presence at the state borders counting cars. I somehow launched tow calls at the same time, so my apologies to those who were unable to get in – lots of opportunities to learn everyday!

Tomorrow April 7th the Department of Labor will be conducting a second Unemployment Town Hall for self employed and independent contractors.

A new Vermont PBS resource for students and remote learning was announced today. PBS can be streamed online for those with access to the internet or found on cable tv. Satellite TV providers will cover the K-8 channel. More details can be found here

A reminder that resources for businesses, including links to federally available loans and resources can be found at:

Department of Labor Virtual Town Hall TUESDAY, APRIL 7

  • Resources for the Self-Employed
    • Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    • Overview: Resources available for self-employed or independent contractors and process they should take to apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
    • Speakers: Michael Harrington (Interim Commissioner), Joan Goldstein (Commissioner, Department of Economic Development) and Cameron Wood (Director, Unemployment Insurance)
    • Online Link:

Bookmark for updates:
Vermont Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Current Status in Vermont Webpage for updates.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Disease page
World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease 2019

Governors Press Conference April 6th, 2020


Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued an order clarifying the expiration date for two previous directives to ensure all are complying with his Stay Home, Stay Safe order until April 15 or beyond.

This new order makes clear that any previous orders or directives that had an expiration date prior to April 15, are subject to the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, which means they must follow the in-person operation closure guidance until April 15.

Specifically, this is in reference to the Governor’s orders closing bars and restaurants for dine-in service, and the Department of Motor Vehicles for in-person operation, which would have otherwise expired April 6.

The April 15 expiration remains in place for the Governor’s declared State of Emergency and all addenda covering mass gatherings, postponing non-essential medical procedures, business closures and his Stay Home, Stay Safe order. In consultation with the Vermont Department of Health, this timeframe will be reevaluated as that date approaches.

Today’s addendum also makes a technical clarification regarding non-congregate housing to meet FEMA reimbursement requirements for alternative housing arrangements already in place.

You can read the full addendum at

For the latest information and guidance relating to Vermont’s COVID-19 response, visit and for the Governor’s mitigation efforts, visit

You aren’t alone

Dover Food Shelf hours

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or if you need assistance navigating government services at (802) 384-0233 or 

Kind regards, 

Rep. Laura Sibilia 
Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro, Whitingham

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