Editorial - TJ Donovan’s Coronavirus Cops – True North

Vermont State Government is now in the stay-at-home enforcement business. How far will it go?

"The watch is overseen by Attorney General T.J. Donovan. Last week he outlined punishments for non-compliance of stay-home and stay-closed orders. They include an escalating series of steps that can culminate in $1,000/day fines and up to six months in jail. As we’ve written a number of times, we understand the public health mission to flatten the coronavirus curve. We’ve embraced the science and diligently followed the social distancing prescriptions. At the same time we cringe at the side effects, including injuries to personal liberty; wholesale economic destruction; and the creeping license government is taking on little matters like due process, open records, and public meetings."



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