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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.

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.

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