It comes as Vermont has continued to lead the country in the low number of new cases and deaths from COVID-19. As of Friday, Vermont health officials reported 952 coronavirus cases in the state and 54 deaths. But Scott said he remains very concerned about the continued high number of new cases and deaths in New Hampshire.
“We have to consider other states and the ripple effect of each opening,” Scott said.
Salons and barber shops can open May 29th with safety measures in place to protect workers and customers.
Churches are also allowed to open to 25% capacity.
Governor Scott said the state is not quite ready for gyms and spas to open. He expects to announce a timeframe on when they can reopen next Friday.
Scott announced the cancellation of all fairs and large festivals this season, but fairgrounds can still hold events that meet state rules.
.@WCAX_Cat asks about more personal gatherings like funerals, weddings, etc. The Governor says they will hopefully open gatherings up to 25 people by June 1.
— Avery Powell WCAX (@averynpowell) May 22, 2020