Across the country, healthcare workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, treating patients and keeping our communities safe and healthy, often at great risk to themselves. Here in Vermont, more than 2,500 unionized healthcare workers are asking for your support.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a vital tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are experiencing a national shortage of PPE, but unionized healthcare workers have identified ways to increase PPE supply in Vermont.
They are calling on the Governor to act swiftly to protect patients and healthcare workers. Some of their requests to Governor Phil Scott include:
- Expand State funding for the purchase of PPE.
- Direct all Vermont businesses who have a supply of PPE to turn over their inventory to the Vermont Emergency Management Office, who will distribute it to local healthcare facilities in need. The State will reimburse them for their inventory at cost.
- Direct all Vermont business who have manufacturing capabilities to convert or expand their abilities to produce PPE.
You can read the full letter to the Governor by
Here’s how you can help:
Contact Governor Scott's Office by phone 802-828-3333 and leave a voicemail and/or send an email to his office by email by
You can use any of the above requests in your message or simply say:
"My name is (insert name). My phone number if (insert phone number). I’m a resident of (insert the name of your town). I’m calling on you to increase Personal Protective Equipment for front line workers in Vermont in order to save lives.”
(If you are a healthcare worker, be sure to include that information and where you work).
Together, we can make a difference.