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ACCD issues new guidance on travel across state borders

May 15 2020, 5:42 PM

New guidance issued by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development states that people can travel across state lines for certain day trips without quarantining if their activities are essential or permitted under current restrictions.

The latest update comes as the governor continues to loosen restrictions put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Commuters who travel daily across the state’s border for an essential reason, like a job that is considered essential, to access health care, or to shop for groceries are exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement, according to the ACCD guidance.

People who cross state lines for a daily job that is currently authorized, to visit family, or for recreation that is currently authorized can also do so without quarantining.

Anybody who travels to Vermont to do essential work or a job currently authorized who must stay overnight can use lodging facilities, camping or short-term rentals, according to the state agency. The person must certify the purpose of their stay, that they haven’t been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, and they haven’t experienced symptoms of the virus within the last day.

The latest update from the ACCD states that anybody traveling to Vermont for leisure, whether for a day or overnight, must quarantine for 14 days when they arrive.

The guidance is included in the ACCD’s latest update on its website. Instructions on how to quarantine are posted here.

–Elizabeth Hewitt