Information for Travelers Arriving in Vermont (updated on August 1, 2020)
UPDATES TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE
POSTED JULY 24 Governor Phil Scott has issued an order requiring people in Vermont to cover their faces when in public. This mask mandate is effective August 1, 2020. More details here
POSTED JULY 2 Town of Greensboro and Greensboro Stannard Emergency Response Team post regarding visiting Greensboro over July 4th
POSTED JUNE 26 Update on New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart/Stay Safe order. – CROSS STATE TRAVEL Vermont has further loosened quarantine requirements for visitors who can travel to Vermont in their personal vehicle without stopping and who have quarantined in their home state. The map of counties which are now considered low risk has been expanded to include counties throughout the Northeast, the Northern seaboard, and Pennsylvania and Ohio. Here is the direct link to the Cross State Travel Map Updated June 26, 2020
POSTED JUNE 12 Update on New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart/Stay Safe order. Vermont has further loosened quarantine requirements for visitors who can drive to Vermont in their personal vehicle without stopping and who have quarantined in their home state. New quarantine guidelines.
POSTED JUNE 5 – Update on New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart/Stay Safe order. Vermont has loosened its quarantine requirements for residents of specific counties in the states adjoining Vermont who will drive to Vermont. The 14 day quarantine remains in effect for all others arriving in Vermont at this time. Cross State Travel Map
POSTED MAY 30 – Update on New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart/Stay Safe order Non-essential travel continues to be restricted to and from Vermont from adjacent states and subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Vermont. Leisure travel to Vermont – either for the day or overnight – remains prohibited unless the traveler self-quarantines for 14 days in Vermont. Some easing of rules for children’s overnight camps and other closer contact business have been announced.
POSTED MAY 19 – Stay Home Stay Safe FAQs for Business Owners “Is my private rental Property(Airbnb etc) considered to be a lodging establishment under the Executive Order?”
POSTED MAY 15 – Updates to Stay Home/Stay Safe order (including rentals – section 6.1).
Greetings, Neighbors! As summer approaches in this extraordinary year, we know many of us are anticipating travel to Greensboro and Vermont. The following information will help you plan your return this year, particularly in light of the current requirement for travelers from other states to quarantine at home for 14 days after arriving in Vermont.
Vermont’s approach to Covid 19 is rapidly changing, so we strongly suggest that you check for the most current information available from these Press Releases from the Governor and the advice from the Office of the Governor on Covid 19.
AT THIS TIME, returning Vermonters should be aware of the following orders. These orders have been extended from May 15, 2020 to August 15, 2020.
2) The EXECUTIVE ORDER effective March 30, 2020, issued by the Governor which institutes a Quarantine requirement for people traveling to or returning to Vermont from other states. This requires all travelers to Vermont from other states* to self-quarantine at home when they arrive in Vermont for 14 days. Importantly, this requires residents to quarantine as well if they leave the state for more than one day for any reason other than limited essential reasons. On May 12, Vermont announced the availability of Covid-19 testing once you have been in Vermont for seven days. If your test is negative you can end your quarantine period. Testing locations and registration
For specific guidance, the State has prepared this document What is required for isolation, quarantine and self-observation?
*During June, the State of Vermont has amended restrictions to allow residents from specific counties in New England and Eastern Seaboard states plus Pennsylvania and Ohio have been allowed to enter Vermont without a quarantine period. See this map for which counties are included. The quarantine period remains in effect for all other visitors.
We Will Support You!
It is clear that those returning to Greensboro will need the support of neighbors and friends in the first two weeks after arriving as they comply with the quarantine restrictions. The Greensboro town website has important information about the Greensboro Emergency Response Team and the robust efforts to support our entire Greensboro family during this time. Local volunteers are available to assist with home delivery of supplies, groceries, medicine, and other requirements when you are quarantining during the first 14 days. Please refer to the Town Website section “For Immediate Needs” to arrange assistance with deliveries and other needs.
As of mid June, The Willey’s Store is open to the public, but a limited number of customers may enter at one time. There is a queue in place for entrance and customers must wear masks and be 6 feet away from each other. the Craftsbury General Store is not open to the public. In both places you can place orders either online or via phone for pickup. Delivery can be arranged with Willey’s Store. Payment will be taken by credit card over the phone. Smith’s Grocery is also open for business and is open to the public. Some area restaurants are beginning to offer a dine-in option, but most continue to be take out only – call specific restaurants to inquire about their status. Area businesses have been allowed to reopen in some cases, but you should call ahead to see if they are allowing in store shopping.
And finally, the use of masks is strongly encouraged!
For further information: