ACCD releases new guidance for multiple sectors, from gyms to pick-your-own

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ACCD releases new guidance for multiple sectors, from gyms to pick-your-own

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Friday Governor Phil Scott announced new guidance for multiple sectors. Updated sector-specific details and Phased Restart Work Safe guidance are posted on ACCD’s website.

Close Contact Businesses
Effective June 1st, gyms, fitness centers, massage therapists, nail salons, spas, tattoo parlors, indoor recreation facilities (such as skating rinks and field houses), in-home businesses such as cleaning services, and businesses that require limited close personal contact may resume in-person operations subject to mandatory health and safety requirements.

Overnight Summer Camps
New guidance for overnight youth summer camps supplements the Health Guidance for Childcare Programs, Summer Programs and Afterschool Programs issued by the Vermont Department of Health and will be effective starting June 7th.

Indoor Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
As of June 1st, libraries, galleries, museums, theaters and other indoor arts, culture, and entertainment organizations may operate under new guidance, with a cap of 25% capacity or 1 customer per 200 square feet and following mandatory health and safety guidelines.

Flea Markets and Pick-Your-Own
Outdoor markets must adhere to the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ guidance for farmers markets. New guidance for pick-your-own operations will be available on June 1st.

Social Gatherings Restriction Increased to 25

Gatherings of up to 25 people may now occur subject to mandatory health and safety guidance. Indoor gatherings remain limited to 25% of approved fire safety occupancy, or 1 customer per 200 square feet. This change affects multiple sectors; updates are on ACCD’s website.

Restart Plan Templates Available

Restart plan templates are now available for construction; golf courses; gyms and fitness centers; manufacturing, distribution and warehousing; real estate sales and leasing; restaurants; and retail establishments.  These plans can help businesses establish best practices as they reopen and train employees on safety precautions and protocols.

Workshop for On-Street Retail and Dining

The Local Support and Community Action Team of the Governor’s Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force is offering an online workshop about re-configuring outdoor spaces in Vermont towns for safe dining, shopping, biking and walking. The free webinar will happen Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:00pm and registration is required.

Dental Insurance Relief for Vermonters

The Department of Financial Regulation has announced the approval of a premium relief plan submitted by Northeast Delta Dental, for $2.89 million in premium relief that will be provided to approximately 70,000 Vermonters after the suspension of most dental services due to COVID-19.

Business Impact

ACCD wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the response to the COVID-19 virus. Please share these impacts via the ACCD Business Impact Form, which will help us assess the full impact as we work toward solutions.