Gov. Scott unveils timeline for easing travel, business restrictions

WNYT Staff
Created: April 07, 2021 08:58 AM

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott unveiled a timeline for easing pandemic-related travel and business restrictions.

The Vermont Forward Plan includes three phases that will increase gathering sizes and remove quarantine restrictions for travel.

All phases lead up to Independence Day, a date Gov. Scott has set for the state’s return to “normal.” Masks, along with social distancing, will be required during each phase.

The first step starts on April 9 with businesses that fall under Group A shifting to universal guidance. Those include outdoor businesses and retail operations with limited contact with customers.

It will also offer a major easement on interstate travel restrictions. Quarantine will no longer be required for unvaccinated people when arriving or returning to the state if they provide a negative COVID-19 test.

The second step starts on May 1 with businesses in Group B, including restaurants, bars, hair salons, and gyms.  Indoor gatherings will be allowed to host one unvaccinated person per 100 square feet, up to 150 people.

Both types of gatherings will be allowed to host any number of vaccinated people.

The final step is on June 1. All quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements will be fully lifted for interstate travelers.

Indoor gatherings will be allowed to host one unvaccinated person per 50 square feet, up to 300 people.

Both types of gatherings will be able to host any number of vaccinated people.

To read more, visit out NBC affiliate in Vermont by clicking here. 


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