Vermont Gov. Phil Scott detailed the latest effort to slow a concerning rise of coronavirus cases at a Wednesday press conference during which officials indicated the state needs to at least double its number of hospital beds, ventilators and medical supplies to handle the potential number of cases.
Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order calls for Vermonters to stay at home and only leave for essential reasons critical to health and safety — and when outside to practice social distancing. Scott’s order also calls for the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses and Vermonters to work remotely whenever possible. These measures are in place until April 15, but could be extended.