WTSA News for your Thursday July 1:



WTSA News for your Thursday July 1:

The state of Vermont has reported 4 new cases of coronavirus, no new cases have been reported in Windham County. The state of New Hampshire has reported 1 death and 23 new cases of the virus, 1 new case has been reported in Cheshire County. The state of Massachusetts has reported 1 death and 93 new cases of the virus, with 1 new case reported in Franklin County.

Lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to recommend requiring people to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter the Statehouse in 2022. A week ago, the Statehouse Legislative Advisory Committee discussed the possibility of implementing a Covid-19 vaccine passport system. However, the 13-member panel voted 11-0 on Tuesday to recommend only that the legislature strongly encourage people coming into the building to be vaccinated; it wouldn’t be mandatory. The Statehouse was closed during the 15-month Covid-19 shutdown, but is expected reopening to the public on July 6, even as the advisory group works on its plans for the use of the building in the 2022 legislative session.

A judge has granted disabled Vermonters using the homeless hotel program a two-week reprieve to argue that state changes scheduled for Thursday would unfairly force them out of the program. Vermont Legal Aid this week sued the state for ending the emergency program put in place to help the homeless during the pandemic. As of Thursday, the program was to have stricter eligibility requirements, reaching around 700 people. The homeless hotels initiative has been extended to a $ 100 million program during the pandemic to house more people and stop the spread of the virus, but state officials say it’s time to cut back the number to keep it lasting.

New Hampshire closed its emergency operations and joint information centers in Concord on Wednesday afternoon as the state continues to return to a pre-pandemic position. Governor Chris Sununu activated the centers in early March last year to coordinate the state’s response to the pandemic. New Hampshire officially ended its state of emergency last Friday.

The Covid-19 vaccine was given to 957 incarcerated people, 303 of whom refused the vaccine, Corrections spokesperson Rachel Feldman said on Wednesday. This translates to 76% of incarcerated people who agreed to be vaccinated, with a refusal rate of 24%. In early May, the prison service reported that 34% of those incarcerated had refused the vaccination – 810 had received the vaccine and 421 had refused. This meant that 66% of those incarcerated had been vaccinated by that time.

The nonprofit community mental health agency serving Southeastern Vermont agreed to pay $ 170,000 for inappropriately submitting insurance claims for services provided by an ineligible employee, said Tuesday. Vermont Attorney General’s Office. The health care and rehabilitation services settlement payment to the state of Vermont and the US government includes more than $ 101,000 in restitution to Vermont Medicaid. Health Care and Rehabilitation Services are based in Springfield and serve the counties of Windsor and Windham. For nearly a decade, from December 24, 2009 to May 15, 2019, he employed a social worker and billed the federal Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare insurance programs for their services, even though the social worker was part of the office. the inspector general. and the US Department of Health and Human Services exclusion list, according to the settlement agreement.

Health officials say now is the time to be on the lookout for ticks and mosquitoes to protect against infectious diseases. Natalie Kwit, state public health veterinarian, said there was a higher prevalence of tick-borne disease in the southern half of Vermont. While it is important to be on the lookout for ticks and mosquitoes no matter where you are. “Tick and mosquito populations change from year to year, but we expect to always have them here in Vermont,” Kwit said. Kwit said Lyme disease is most common in Vermont. Wearing clothes that provide more skin coverage can help prevent mosquito and tick bites. It is also important to check your pets before they come back into the house.




SORT STATE GIMME 5 15-20-30-32-39


POWERBALL 24-29-50-65-66 POWERBALL 14

MASS SPECIES 6-11-17-24-31


The Red Sox keep rolling, JD Martinez and Hunter Renfroe have scored as the ‘Sox won their 6e beating Kansas City straight on Wednesday night, 6-2. Boston and KC are playing again this afternoon, the first pitch is at 1:10. Jared Walsh hit a grand slam and the Angels beat the Yankees Wednesday night, 11-8. The Yankees and Angels are also playing this afternoon, the first pitch is at 1:05.


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