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Vermont Restricts Non-Essential Travel Into State

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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.

Read VPR's reporting on this story here.

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.

Peter Hirschfeld covers state government and the Vermont Legislature. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse.

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