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Restrictions on bars, restaurants in place at least until April 15

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday clarified that his order forbidding dine-in service at restaurants and bars will be in effect at least until April 15. That order, and another order barring in-person service at the Department of Motor Vehicles, were originally to have expired April 6.

This new order makes clear that any previous orders or directives that had an expiration date prior to April 15 are subject to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, which means they must follow the in-person operation closure guidance until April 15.

The April 15 expiration remains in place for Scott's declared State of Emergency and all addenda covering mass gatherings, postponing non-essential medical procedures, business closures and his Stay Home, Stay Safe order.

In consultation with the Vermont Department of Health, this timeframe will be reevaluated as that date approaches.

Today's addendum also makes a technical clarification regarding non-congregate housing to meet FEMA reimbursement requirements for alternative housing arrangements already in place.

The full addendum to the executive order is a https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-8-executive-order-01-20.

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