Gov. Phil Scott says Vermont is the first state to vaccinate over 80% of its population over the age of 12 against Covid-19.
"Now here's the news many have been waiting to hear, and I've been waiting to deliver for 15 months: now that we hit 80% – effective immediately, I'm lifting all remaining state pandemic restrictions. The state of emergency, will formally end at midnight, June 15," Scott said on Monday.
"Why? Because it's safe to do so," Scott said.
On Facebook, Scott said "Vermont has been a leader throughout this once-in-a-century crisis," but added the work in his state is note done.
"We will continue to vaccinate as many Vermonters as we can, because every shot given today, tomorrow, and the weeks to come, is just as important as the ones we administered yesterday," he said. "When vaccines are approved for younger Vermonters in the months ahead, we will be ready."