Vermont officials: snowmobilers must follow COVID-19 rules

Snowmobilers can still enjoy the sport in Vermont this winter amid the coronavirus pandemic as long as they abide by the governor’s emergency orders, officials say.

Out-of-staters can come to Vermont and snowmobile if they quarantine for 14 days in their second home or rented home in Vermont, the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers announced this week. They can also quarantine for seven days and then get a negative COVID-19 test report to carry with them on the VAST trails, the Caledonian Record reported.

This winter, riders must stay in their family groups, follow social distancing and wear masks whenever they take off their helmets, said Roger Gosselin, who represents Orleans County on the VAST board of directors.

Clubs “feel very confident … locals will be able to ride without any issue,” Gosselin said.

He added that the situation could change as the season approaches.

“It’s kind of a wait and see,” he said. VAST will post updates for out-of-state visitors on its website.

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