Vt. health commissioner: Avoid out-of-state travel if you can

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) If you don't have to leave the Green Mountains this summer, don't. That's the message from Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine.

"We're seeing enough viral spread around the country, and some of it within driving range of Vermont, to conclude that traveling does pose a significant added risk," Levine said.

He said if Vermonters have to travel, to first check the COVID-19 data for the destination, including how many active cases are there and the rate of growth.

Levine says until there are effective treatments or a vaccine, it's safer to stay closer to home.