After four weeks of monitoring cross-border traffic to determine how many out-of-state vehicles are coming into Vermont, the state has begun to scale back its efforts as it prepares for a reopening of Vermont's economy.

The monitoring began April 1, when Agency of Transportation employees conducting the count staffed 38 high-priority border crossings. As of Tuesday, there are 30 monitored border crossings with Canada, New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts.

Gov. Phil Scott said at a press conference Monday by having VTrans workers count the number of Vermont and out-of-state license plates crossing the state's borders, the state has created a baseline that can be used in determining the effect of further anti-COVID-19 measures,

Since April 1, there have been 779,219 out-of-state license plates and 802,023 Vermont license plates counted at border crossings, according to VTrans' COVID-19 transportation dashboards.

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