Restrictions are tightening in Vermont as bars are closed effective Saturday over the weekend, according to vtdigger.com.

Gov. Phil Scott made the announcement of new restrictions for those in Vermont on Friday, per the article, and in addition, the governor is canceling all recreational sports, and multi-household gatherings are now prohibited.

Governor Phil Scot said at a press conference on Friday that the state is at a “tipping point.”

He went on to say in the article that outbreaks have been traced to, “baby showers, tailgate parties, deer camps, and other small gatherings like barbecues where multiple households are getting together and not wearing masks or staying physically separated for long periods of time,” according to vtdigger.com.

Keep in mind Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  The restrictions are going to prohibit families from gathering for the holiday.  Some college students will be coming home for the Thanksgiving break, and the state is asking them to quarantine for 14 days or 7 days after a negative COVID test.

As the parent of a 19-year-old, I feel your pain.  It’s hard to keep young people on lockdown, but it’s important to slow the spread.  I mean, it’s hard for me to get my son to take out the trash and rake the leaves, so keeping him homebound without friends is a challenge.

The governor did mention at the press conference that he understands the sacrifices people have made and admitted he has not seen either his mother or his daughter, who is in college in Rhode Island for a year.

At least he is a Governor that leads by example.