Governor Scott issues Addendum to Executive Order
As part of his “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, Governor Phil Scott today ordered additional restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont. The measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect the public.
The Governor’s Addendum 7 to Executive Order 01-20 includes:
- Any person, resident or non-resident, traveling into Vermont for anything other than an essential purpose, must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Visitors are instructed not to travel to Vermont if they are displaying symptoms or if they are traveling from cities and regions identified as COVID-19 “hot spots,” including, among others, the states of Florida and Louisiana and the cities of Detroit, Chicago and New York City.
There is widespread concern in Vermont that second home owners, including those from COVID “hot spots” such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will travel to their Vermont residences. Such an influx could exacerbate the spread of the virus and overwhelm our health care facilities. The addendum urges people to stay in their home states in strict compliance with CDC travel guidance issued on March 28.