Vermont governor. Phil Scott On Friday he announced a temporary ban on “multi-home public and private gatherings,” and another closure of bars and clubs as well as other new restrictions after renewed concerns about the spread of Corona Virus.
“We now have no choice but to restrict social gatherings, whether in homes, bars or in the parking lot after the match,” he said. “Therefore, starting today, multi-family gatherings, at home and abroad, whether in public or private places, are prohibited.”
The ban applies to indoor and outdoor gatherings, holiday gatherings, and other celebrations. The only exception is that individuals who live alone can visit other members of their immediate family who reside elsewhere.
“We have had a massive success thanks to the hard work of Vermonters, but we are at a pivotal moment,” Scott said during a press conference. “We have a chance now to circumvent this record growth and return to the state of stability we are used to, but we must all hurry and recommit to following all current health guidelines and limiting our contacts as much as possible. At the same time, the country is actively expanding testing and contact tracing protocols. Therefore, we are in a better position to chase this virus and stop it in its path. “
The governor’s office said 71% of the new cases in October and early November were linked to private parties and other social gatherings.
The ban takes effect on Saturday at 10 pm
Other new restrictions include the closure of bars and social clubs for personal service and the suspension of most recreational sports (other than permitted school sports). There will also be new requirements for contact tracing and testing.
Scott is requesting a 10 p.m. curfew to eat in person, as well as a ban on sitting with people from different families in restaurants.
In addition, the state is re-implementing remote work policies.
This step comes after the governor of New York. Andrew Como At 10 pm, he implemented a curfew for bars and restaurants in his state and put an end to private gatherings at home of 10 people before the holiday.