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Gov. Scott, why aren’t ski tourists following Covid rules?

by Margie Klark

Dear Gov Scott & Department of Health: As information is released that some COVID cases are linked to ski resorts, it appears there is a giant gap in enforcement in these areas. 

What is being done at each resort to ensure out-of-state visitors are quarantining when they arrive or have before they came? Why are ski resorts allowed to book rooms short term to out-of-state guests? I know for a fact Burke Mountain is allowing guests from Las Vegas to come here for four days. Why is that allowed? It’s impossible to drive straight here (I know the people are flying). With only a four day stay, it’s clear that a mandatory quarantine is also impossible.  

I don’t understand how this can be allowed but our kids still aren’t allowed to play sports. The lack of transparency in the process is frustrating.  The basic foundation of parenting is setting expectations, being transparent and following through.  Families of student athletes are meeting your expectations and are not gathering, wearing masks, working remotely, supporting our kids in a hybrid learning environment. It seems the approach could be simplified – set the expectations, share the data and get them playing.  If we aren’t meeting the benchmarks, tell us! The lack of transparency in this process is so frustrating to parents and athletes alike. This feels like extreme government overreach and our children are being used as pawns to ensure compliance. 

Vermonter’s are doing what is asked of us. We are wearing masks, not gathering, quarantining if we leave the state, limiting our children’s ability to go to school full time, etc. We are doing this all because you said we need to protect fellow Vermonter’s. It seems to me, you are asking a lot of us while turning the other way when it comes to protecting us from others.

 Margie Klark

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  1. Scott is a RINO. This whole state is has gone mad. Keeping Leahy, Welch and Sanders is so wrong. The deep state in DC and Montpelier will take us all over and we won’t have any more rights. Let’s get rid of or alter “Qualified and Complete immunity” Let’s start holding these idiots accountable.

    • Perhaps Gov. Scott is misguided but he is not a tyrant. Perhaps he is preventing VT’ers from higher taxes, possible debt rating downgrades and eventual bankruptcy.

      • Those on the liberal left are never greedy or dishonest. They only make the occasional ‘mistake’.

        Tyranny is tyranny. Ignorance is no excuse.

  2. #flattenthefear – with a 99.5 to 99.9% recovery rate, there is no need to destroy our local economy or businesses.

  3. I also read that the ski industry will get vaccinated before our school teachers and school staff. Not to mention our kids. WTH!!!! Is the ski industry more important than or kids Governor????

  4. Davel, I heard the same thing about skim patrol members being vaccinated first, also. What a shameful situation. Let’s get Trump back and vote out the progressives and democrats.

  5. WE went down 103 Saturday morning and streams of out of state cars with skis were heading to Bromley. I wondered the same as Margie———-WHY?

  6. Welcome Skiers – spend your money here!

    Some people believe that the face suffocators work so why does one need to quarantine. (not a question)

  7. I have observed at the covid testing sites, and it is disturbing seeing the same out of state families every week, coming in for testing after a day of skiing, bags packed and heading home. Where do they find the time to quarantine? About 50% of the vehicles have out of state plates. Vermont does the testing at no cost to those being tested. Who is the fool? Let not this happen with the Vaccine. ID and residency required.

  8. Scott is not stupid, just evil. And ignorant, maybe (all evil is)… These are control issues, not health issues. There is no reason to quarantine skiers, besides that makes them great “guinea pigs” when they don’t get any sicker than anyone else. Then you will know how much we have been “conned” (suckered) by this RINO (the former “Shumlin Lackey”) for his own agenda (replace Leahy) – if he doesn’t hang first for his contribution to the election fraud.

  9. Vaccination: It only works if any immune system is healthy and ready to develop resistance to an at risk invader. Vaccination is not needed for those who have been either exposed or previously infected by that invader (or “look-a-like”) if they already have an active and effective immune response. Vaccination is inadvisable for anyone whose immune system is compromised or otherwise not capable of a healthy and protective response. In the current circumstance, and in selected instances vaccination can qualify as: “murder or suicide” depending on the circumstances such as not tested, not vetted, unworthy, and/or if the vaccine contains products known to negatively target selected conditions. Anyone still want to get vaccinated…?

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