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Phase 1 of Vermont’s reopening plan begins Friday

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Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 6:15 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 6:42 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont is taking its first step in a phased reopening plan.

The Vermont Forward Plan is a phased approach to opening the economy and Step 1 launches Friday. Outdoor businesses and low-contact professional services move from individualized guidance to universal guidance of masks and six-foot distancing. This includes businesses that take place outside, like farmers markets and campgrounds.

Also starting on Friday, unvaccinated Vermonters who have traveled outside the state must be tested within 3 days of returning to Vermont. Visitors must get a test within three days prior to arrival in Vermont. Vaccinated Vermonters do not need to get tested or quarantine.

It all leads up to July 4th, where basic health guidance is encouraged, not mandated for businesses, and there won’t be any restrictions on the size of gatherings.

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