Senate leader considers imposing mask mandate on Vermonters - VT Digger

Democrat/Progressive Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe wants the Legislature to consider requiring Vermonters to wear masks in retail stores.

But in absence of action from Scott, Ashe said the Senate should “at least debate the question.” “By requiring the employee to wear a mask it means we’re protecting the customer from something the employee might have. But by not requiring the customer to wear it, it means we’re saying that the employee’s health is left to the whims of customer choice,” Ashe said. “And so, I feel like we would be doing everyone a favor by having one uniform policy,” he added.."

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  • Ivan st george
    commented 2020-05-31 13:15:58 -0400
    I love this forum and there is little if any that can be added to the points
    already made except to say, I hope legislators are reading these too.
    As voters we have little say in the court of public opinion particularly when Vermonters in large numbers still only get their information from
    The 3 local Tv Networks , and left of center papers
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-05-31 09:58:38 -0400
    Stupid ideas being elevated to the level of spending time and therefore our tax money on them in the legislative process is exactly why I would advocate for these over educated pinheads to fund the day to day necessities of the state of Vermont and then GO HOME ! If something like this is to given creedence, it should have been addressed 3 months ago, not as the threat is diminishing to the point of hopefully being beaten.
  • Colleen Carrier
    commented 2020-05-31 06:48:09 -0400
    To have a uniform policy: employees should not be mandated to wear a mask. This is so unhealthy. Also vermont workers where working with no mask for the first two or three months, why are mask requirements now as numbers are virtually 0.
  • Steven Pike
    commented 2020-05-30 20:38:07 -0400
    Any SOB that imposes this crap on Vermonters needs to (1) leave this state and resign (2)be defeated in the election (3) if reelected, shunned.
  • Scott Libby
    commented 2020-05-27 19:09:10 -0400
    There’s no need for such a foolish mandate. Zero people hospitalized in VT for Covid (5/27)