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Travel restrictions eased for those vaccinated

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Travel restrictions eased for those vaccinated

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"Since November, anyone traveling in or out of Vermont has been subject to a strict, state-mandated quarantine. Travelers must isolate for two weeks upon entering or preparing to leave the state, or for a week if they receive a negative Covid-19 test result.

Those rules are changing for people who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. Beginning Tuesday, travelers who have been vaccinated may freely come or go without isolating.

“I want to be very clear: We’re going to do this carefully and methodically like we have throughout the pandemic,” Gov. Phil Scott said at his semiweekly press conference last Friday when the state announced the change. “I’m asking for your patience as we work our way through this.”

The rule change applies to people who have received both doses of the vaccine and got their second shot at least 14 days earlier, said Lindsay Kurrle, secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, in a letter to Vermont hotel owners last week. In the months ahead, the state hopes to loosen its rules for large gatherings as well.

For planning purposes, Kurrle said, Vermonters can expect that by late spring or early summer, Vermont will return to the rules that were put in place last August — when events of up to 75 people indoors and 150 people outdoors were allowed."

While the state can’t guarantee that timeline, that is the agency’s best guess right now, Kurrle told VTDigger.

-- https://vtdigger.org/2021/02/23/state-lifts-travel-quarantine-for-vaccinated-people-hospitality-sector-travelers-applaud/

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Agency of Commerce and Community Development

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February 23, 2021

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Agency of Commerce and Community Development, “Travel restrictions eased for those vaccinated,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/669.

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