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Back To School & An FDA-Approved Vaccine: A COVID Q&A With Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine

A face shield and a piece of paper reading grade 3-4
Abagael Giles
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VPR File
A screening station for Milton Elementary students included a face shield during the first day of school in 2020. Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont's health commissioner, is taking your COVID questions as the state prepares to begin a new school year.

COVID case counts have been on the rise in Vermont, and August saw an uptick in both hospitalizations and deaths from the virus, even as Vermont leads the nation in vaccinations. Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine takes your questions on how Vermont is handling the virus, the delta variant, and plans for kids to return to school.

Our guest is:

  • Dr. Mark Levine, Health Commissioner for the Vermont Health Department

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 at 9 a.m.

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A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station WBUR...as a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, as well as a radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he spent several months producing television news before joining WGCU as a producer for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined VPR in October 2017 as Producer of Vermont Edition.