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Vaccinated folks traveling to Vermont don't have to quarantine anymore

Anyone up for some skiing?

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Anna Ben Yehuda
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Planning on getting vaccinated and itching for a celebratory trip? Vermont is willing to welcome you with open arms.

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Last week, Governor Phil Scott announced that the state will no longer require those traveling to Vermont to quarantine for two weeks if having already received the second dose of the vaccine. The new policy—which officially goes into effect today—applies to both residents and visitors. In order to prove your vaccination record, the Governor advises to carry around the federally-issued card received post shots and show it when asked for it.

To be clear: vaccinated folks will still have to obey by all other COVID-19-related guidelines, from social distancing rules to mask-wearing laws, capacity restrictions and more.

We can't say we're surprised about the state's decision. In fact, just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data in support of the idea that fully vaccinated individuals who have completed a two-week immunity waiting period should no longer have to quarantine after being exposed to the virus.

Given Americans' virtual inability to travel over the past 12 months, the Vermont-related update is sure to garner a whole lot of attention. As a matter of fact, we're already shopping for some ski-related gear, so we'll be ready to go as soon as we receive our vaccine.

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