Vermont Health Department urges testing after holiday gatherings


ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 08: A healthcare worker test a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Pinellas County Government partnered with state and local health care agencies to open a COVID-19 testing site while the state undergoes another surge in coronavirus cases. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is urging anyone who gathered with people outside their households over the holidays to get tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 seven days after the get-together.

Anyone who hosted out-of-state visitors should quarantine for seven days and get a negative test or quarantine for 14 days. The Health Department made the rules for holiday gatherings. From Dec. 23-Jan. 2 one household may gather with one other trusted household.

Meanwhile, the average number of passengers who traveled through the Burlington International Airport over Christmas was down 80%.

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