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COVID in Schools, Vaccine Mandate For Corrections Staff: Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine Takes Your Pandemic Questions

Matthew Smith
The Vermont Department of Health offers a free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Champlain Valley Fair on Sunday, Aug. 29. This hour, we're taking your calls and questions about the virus, vaccinations and more.

The COVID-19 delta variant continues to be a cause of serious concern, even as Vermont is among the leading states in the country for vaccinations. Join host Mitch Wertlieb for a live call-in hour with Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine to ask your questions about how Vermont is handling the virus, variants, vaccines, and students heading back to school.

Our guest is:

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

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Have questions, comments, or concerns? Send us a message or tweet your thoughts to @mwertlieb.

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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.