If you live in the State of Vermont, plan on having a Thanksgiving dinner with close family at your house, and have school-aged children, you could find yourself quarantined in the near future.
In a move that could pit child against parent, the State of Vermont has announced that schoolchildren will be questioned about their Thanksgiving gatherings when return to school after Thanksgiving break.
If, after being interrogated by their teacher, the child admits their family violated the state’s unconstitutional edict against celebrating the holiday with another household, they will be made to quarantine at home.
Vermont’s governor, Phil Scott (R), issued an overreaching executive order prohibiting gatherings – of any kind – between households, whether related or not.
The state’s website states that the ban “includes both inside and outside social gatherings, in public and private spaces.”
To help keep schools and businesses safe and open, the @VTEducation has directed schools to ask students and parents if they were part of multi-family gatherings. If the answer is yes, they'll need to transition to remote learning for 14 days or 7 days with a negative test.
— VT Dept of Health (@healthvermont) November 24, 2020
Tuesday, just two days before Thanksgiving, state officials issued an additional threat to those who challenged the sequestration.
If a child has indicated to his teacher that there was, in fact, a gather at their house that included people from outside the immediate household – whether blood relations or not, the child will be banned from the classroom and must return to remote learning at home for two weeks.
If the child’s parents can provide a negative COVID test result the child will only be punished for one week.
The constitutionality of mandating COVID restrictions inside a person’s home is in question. Several sheriffs and governors across the country have gone on record as saying government has no authority to institute such restrictions.