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Twin States’ virus restrictions divide Upper Valley, as Vt. limits non-essential travel to NH’s Grafton County

Twin States’ virus restrictions divide Upper Valley, as Vt. limits non-essential travel to NH’s Grafton County
WOODSTOCK — An update to Vermont’s travel map this week, requiring quarantine for nonessential travel between the state and New Hampshire’s Grafton County, has some in the Upper Valley’s hospitality industry worried.Coronavirus-related restrictions...

Grafton County in New Hampshire is one of the counties with a yellow designation, having 400-799 active cases per million.(Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development ) By NORA DOYLE-BURR and JOHN LIPPMAN Valley News Staff Writers Published: 10/16/2020 9:54:09 PM Modified: 10/16/2020 10:16:17 PM WOODSTOCK — An update to Vermont’s travel map this week, requiring quarantine for nonessential travel between the state and New Hampshire’s Grafton County, has some in the Upper Valley’s hospitality industry worried.“As for Grafton County, we have many members of our facilities, frequent diners, and spa-goers that are now put on hold,” Lowe wrote.” Vermont now requires a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into the state from Grafton County, as it does for people traveling into the state from other counties deemed to have a moderate or high case count.

As of Tuesday when the map was last updated, Grafton County had 442 active cases per million and Sullivan County had 278 active cases per million.News of Vermont’s map update caught Grafton County officials by surprise, according to Wendy Piper, a county commissioner who represents Enfield, Lebanon and Hanover.

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