Vermont orders big box stores to stop in-store sales of ‘non-essential’ items

Vermont orders big box stores to stop in-store sales of ‘non-essential’ items
Non-essential. Politico video, YouTube

[Ed. – To limit the foot traffic and person-to-person exposure time, you understand.  I don’t know. When the elastic is shot in your undergarments, “clothing” is pretty darn essential.]

Vermont state officials are ordering large retailers that sell critical items such as food and prescription drugs to stop the in-person sale of nonessential products, and at least one Massachusetts city is following suit.

The directive was announced by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development on Tuesday.

The agency hopes it will reduce the overall number of people going into stores to purchase items such as clothing, electronics and toys during the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order.

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