Vermont Restricts Non-Essential Travel Into State
Vermont is moving to shut down all non-essential travel into the state as COVID-19 case counts rise across the country.
The state's previous travel policy allowed people from certain counties in the Northeast to enter Vermont without having to self-quarantine. All of New Hampshire's counties were already on the restricted list as of late last month.
At a press conference Tuesday, Vermont Governor Phil Scott said they're now tightening their rules.
“We’re temporarily suspending our travel map, and requiring a 14-day quarantine, or seven days and a negative test, for any non-essential travel into Vermont.”
Scott, a Republican, says state police and other public safety officials will conduct random check-ins to make sure lodging facilities comply with the new guidelines.