To those of you who are raring to travel as soon as stay-at-home restrictions are loosened: If you plan to rent through Airbnb, VRBO, etc., expect that the surrounding community will be much more on the lookout for outsiders than previously and willing to report and/or enforce the community's regulations about short-term rentals.
Why? Because they are likely to feel their own health and that of their family is at stake, not just a matter of local taxes and abstract rules.
I am basing this on information about the community on Lake Winnepesaukee where my sister lives in New Hampshire and the lake community where I live in rural Massachusetts.
Although my sister and her husband have a year-round residence in New Hampshire, and they are on great terms with neighbors, they have been spending the winter in Florida, and several of her neighbors back home have mentioned that when they come back, they will be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days. You can bet that this will be enforced by social pressure. All the more will there be scrutiny of any Airbnb or VRBO renters showing up before there's a general social feeling of "all clear."
My own lake community has just formally enacted strict controls about renters after discussing the issue for several years. They also put all members on notice that our governor has outlawed all short-term rentals beginning March 31 until at least May 4. Again, it's clear that this ban, along with our new regulations, will be policed by our community.
I feel that these dynamics are likely to occur in many other communities where people have been inclined to look the other way when they see violations of state or local short-term rental rules. There is a health factor now that more people will feel strongly about.
So, if you're thinking about renting through Airbnb or VRBO, do some due diligence to make sure they're following local laws. (For example, are they charging local taxes as required and showing a tax permit number, where that applies.) Otherwise you could find yourself getting thrown out of your rental or hassled.