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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:15 PM

Gov. Scott expands retail occupancy to 50%

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont is continuing to turn the economic spigot while cases of COVID-19 in the Northeast are on the rise. Gov. Phil Scott says new the mask mandate is letting us open the economy more. Our Calvin Cutler has details.

Its been a while since weve opened the spigot. Weve been in a holding pattern because of spikes across the nation.

Now, the governor is allowing retail to increase to 50% capacity, which by and large doesn't have a huge economic impact. But he says as we continue to lead the nation in curbing COVID-19, a new mask mandate will allow us to open up even more in the weeks to come.

Cases of the coronavirus continue to flare up in southern and western states and they are creeping their way back to New England.

Data released Friday shows fewer New England counties can visit Vermont without a two-week quarantine, bringing down the number of potential visitors in the region to just under 5 million.

Read more: https://www.wcax.com/2020/07/31/gov-scott-we-owe-it-to-our-kids/

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