Vermont to Bar Pupils Who Celebrated Thanksgiving From School
If you visited grandma for Thanksgiving you can't go to school
The state of Vermont is again encouraging people to limit Thanksgiving gatherings this week to members of their immediate households.
The state says small gatherings are responsible for the current surge of cases of COVID-19.
Small gatherings have already been prohibited, but officials worry many will chose to gather for Thanksgiving anyway.
Gov. Phil Scott says that next week school children and their parents will be asked if they attended gatherings outside their households. [Or had guests over.]
Any who say “Yes,” will be required to quarantine at home and participate in school remotely.
Unfortunately, we know some will still get together and schools have asked for help. @VTEducation will direct schools to ask students or parents if they were part of multi-family gatherings and if the answer is yes, they'll need to go remote for 14 days or 7 days and a test. 9/
— Governor Phil Scott (@GovPhilScott) November 24, 2020
Scott says businesses will be encouraged to ask the same questions of their employees.
Source: Associated Press
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