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Vermont Forward

Vermont Forward | Roadmap to Reopening

Phased Reopening Plan

On April 6, 2021, Governor Phil Scott released a reopening guide to help Vermonters and local businesses see the path for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings. The plan was developed by the Department of Health, the Department of Public Safety, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and uses vaccination milestones to ensure a safe easing of personal restrictions and continued reopening of the state's economy.

Steps of the Vermont Forward Plan

The Vermont Forward Plan ties reopening to specific vaccine milestones in the state. All Vermonters are encouraged to get the vaccine when it is their turn. At this time, Education, Health Care, Sports/Organized Sports and Youth Summer Camps will retain individualized guidance and not move to universal guidance. Note: All dates are subject to change.

Step 1

Vaccination Progress (First Dose): Vulnerable population substantially complete; 35–45% of all Vermonters; 45–55% of Vermonters 16+


Business Operations

4/9

Group A Sectors: Move to required universal guidance

Cross State Travel

4/9

No quarantine is required for unvaccinated visitors with a negative test within 3 days prior to arrival. Unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested within 3 days upon return to the state.

Masks and Physical Distancing

Required when in the presence of those outside your household.

Step 2

Vaccination Progress (First Dose): 50–60% of all Vermonters; 60–70% of Vermonters 16+


Business Operations

5/1

Group B Sectors: Move to required universal guidance

Gatherings and Events

5/1

Indoor: 1 unvaccinated person per 100 sq ft up to 150, plus any number of vaccinated people

Outdoor: 300, plus any number of vaccinated people

Masks and Physical Distancing

Required when in the presence of those outside your household.

Step 3

Vaccination Progress (First Dose): 60–70% of all Vermonters; 70–85% of Vermonters 16+


Cross State Travel

6/1

No quarantine or testing requirements

Gatherings and Events

6/1

Indoor: 1 unvaccinated person per 50 sq ft up to 300, plus any number of vaccinated people

Outdoor: 900, plus any number of vaccinated people

Masks and Physical Distancing

Required when in the presence of those outside your household.

July 4

Business Operations

Universal guidance encouraged for all sectors

Gatherings and Events

No capacity restrictions

Masks and Physical Distancing

Encouraged

Guidance

The Vermont Forward Plan outlines guidance for business operations (with a transition from sector-specific guidance to universal guidance), cross state travel, and events and gatherings. At this time, Education, Health Care, Sports/Organized Sports and Youth Summer Camps will retain individualized guidance and not move to universal guidance.