COVID-19 Updates

April 10, 2020: Governor Phil Scott Extends State of Emergency – Stay Home/Stay Safe Order

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On Friday April 10, 2020, Governor Phil Scott extended the State of Emergency, the Stay Home/Stay Safe Order, and all other social distancing measures through May 15, 2020.  Governor Scott likewise extended all corresponding orders and administrative directives issued by his Administration in response to COVID-19.

The Governor also announced several new directives, some of which include:

  • Lodging operators may now accept reservations for stays and events occurring on or after June 15, 2020, subject to the potential revision by the Governor in the future.
  • The Agency of Commerce and Community Development will update its guidance for real estate sales to apply to “for sale by owner” properties and all other real estate sales.  On-line real estate sites are required to notify potential sellers and buyers that in-person real estate transactions are temporarily suspended.  Real estate functions are permissible when done online, by phone, or by e-mail.
  • Governor Scott adopted a rule interpreting the scope of immunity provided to healthcare workers.  Health care facilities, providers, and volunteers; and those providing police services, sheriff department services, and firefighting services are immune from civil liability for any death, injury, or loss resulting from COVID-19 related emergency management services or response activities, except in the case of willful misconduct or gross negligence.

The Governor’s press release is linked here.

Click here to to read Governor Scott’s most recent order.

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