Vermont Senate holds meeting on state of emergency

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont Senate is discussing the recent state of emergency and what steps to take going forward.

One of the topics discussed during the teleconference Sunday was about ways to stop hoarding at local stores in the midst of coronavirus concerns.

"As I went to the supermarket myself yesterday and I thought to myself, if we place limits on how much Heady Topper one can buy, perhaps Purell can fall into the same category," said Senate President Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden County.

Other topics lawmakers addressed included drive-through coronavirus testing sites and emergency loans for businesses. They are also potentially looking at rolling back regulations on child care licensing.

"Secretary French says the jury is still out as they work through that, but the vision is to make sure that all of the people who have positions that are so critical to dealing with all of this can be at work and have their kids in a safe environment, too," said Ashe.