Vermont is enacting a 14-day quarantine for all non-essential travelers entering the northeastern US state in order to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Vermont Department of Health said in a statement.
While Vermont continues to have the lowest positivity rate in the country, cases rose 46% this week, the release said.
Under the new guidelines which begin today, anyone traveling or returning to Vermont must quarantine for 14 days (or 7 days followed by a negative Covid-19 test). Essential travel -- including for school, work, personal safety, medical care, care of others, parental shared custody or for food, beverage or medicine -- is exempt.
Vermont authorities reported 46 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. Authorities have identified 2,462 cases in the state since the pandemic began.