Vermont Governor Instructs Schools to Interrogate Students about Family Thanksgiving Gatherings

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, announced on Twitter last week that schools have been directed to ask students or parents if they were part of multi-family gatherings. If the answer is yes, he wrote that they will need to “go remote” and quarantine for 14 days, or take a COVID-19 test in which case the quarantine will be seven days. Governor Scott said the same policy should apply to businesses whose employees celebrated the Thanksgiving holidays with friends and family.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown encouraged citizens to call the police on their neighbors if they violate her executive order that limits in-home gatherings to six-people. People who violate Brown’s orders could face misdemeanor penalties up to 30 days in jail, fines of up to $1,250, or both. -GEG

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is giving schools the green light to interrogate students about their Thanksgiving activities following the break.

According to Scott, students or parents who admit to violating the state’s holiday travel and gathering rules will be forced to participate in online school for two weeks, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday. The penalty will be reduced to one week if the students in question take a COVID-19 test.

The same quarantine method, Scott claimed, should apply to businesses whose employees decide to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays with friends and family.

“This isn’t a way around the ban or an excuse to get together,” he wrote. “The more we adhere to this policy, the faster we’ll lower case counts & ease up on restrictions.”

Scott also announced that COVID-19 the cancellation of school sports until further notice, pinning the responsibility of mitigating coronavirus spread on parents of school-age children.

“I hope adults realize the need to sacrifice to give our kids these experiences and keep them in school as much as possible,” he wrote.

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1 year ago

Is Phill” one of those NEW republicans that we sometimes hear about ?