Vermont Governor Phil Scott issues order extending statewide stay-at-home order through May 15

On April 10, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) extended the statewide stay-at-home order he originally passed at the end of March. The order was initially scheduled to expire on April 15, and will now remain in effect until May 15.

The new order allows lodging operations to begin accepting reservations occurring on or after June 15, 2020, and directs the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend vehicle inspections up to 60 days for inspections due in April.

Forty-three states have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to residents. Although the names of the orders—shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe—vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.