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Vermont monitoring traffic passing through entry points

Apr 1 2020, 12:45 PM

Gov. Phil Scott said on Wednesday that Vermont is now monitoring entry points into the state to see where people are coming from, and decide if further action is needed. 

Mike Donoghue, who reports for The Islander newspaper, asked Scott what the administration was planning to do with the information from Agency of Transportation officials about incoming traffic. 

“We wanted to have some sort of baseline,” Scott said at a press briefing, “so we set up these points at the points of entry so we could determine how many people were coming into the state, and from which states.”

Rhode Island has taken extreme measures to curb incoming New Yorkers in recent days, including forcing out-of-state travelers to pass through National Guard checkpoints.

Scott on Monday expanded his coronavirus executive order to require incoming travelers from out-of-state to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Vermont. The order also “strongly discourages” any travel from COVID-19 hotspots, such as New York City and Detroit. 

— Colin Meyn