State Releases Guidance for Essential Workers Planning Non-Essential Out-of-State Travel 

As health care facilities and practices begin to resume care, health care staff across the state have been asking if they must abide by the 14-day self-quarantine protocol if they travel outside the state for vacation or to visit family for more than a day. Vermont Department of Health has responded that although health care workers are essential, “leaving for non-essential reasons is a different situation. Non-essential travel should make someone follow the non-essential pathway.” The Agency of Commerce and Community Development released specific guidance on May 20, 2020 regarding cross state travel that defines “essential travel” as commuter or daily interstate travel for work, health care or family visitation. Leisure travel to and from Vermont for non-essential reasons requires even essential workers to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to Vermont. For more information about how to quarantine, visit the Vermont Department of Health’s quarantine chart.

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