Information for Travelers Arriving in Vermont (updated on May 19, 2020)

UPDATES TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE

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 19 – Town of Greensboro information update for residents and visitors in Greensboro.

POSTED MAY 15 – Updates to Stay Home/Stay Safe order (including rentals – section 6.1).   

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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 June 15, 2020.   

1) The STAY HOME/STAY SAFE order issued by the Governor which asks residents to limit their activities.  What Stay Home, Stay Safe means for Vermonters

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

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.

The Willey’s Store and the Craftsbury General Store are not open to the public – however, 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: 

https://www.vermont.gov/ 

https://www.healthvermont.gov/ 

https://www.greensborovt.org/ 

https://www.greensboroassociation.org/covid/ 

http://nekcollaborative.org/covid19/ 

https://sites.google.com/view/nekmutualaid/home?authuser=0 

https://www.cdc.gov/