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Vermont Scolds Are Shaming Mask-Less Vermonters on Social Media

May 10, 2020

Self-appointed informants have taken to social media to try to shame people they see not wearing a mask in public in Vermont.

Some of the entries read like police blotter items.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, has ordered people in the state to wear masks in public, but state authorities are not punishing people for not doing so.

“That has made shame and public scolding two of the main sticks in Vermont’s coronavirus compliance system,” reports VTDigger. “From social media groups to news website comments and official channels set up by the state, many Vermonters are not only proudly falling in line, they are on guard, and going public with their grievances. “

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