Updated guidance on gatherings, bars and clubs

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Updated guidance on gatherings, bars and clubs

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 1:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott updated his latest executive order Friday to clarify household gathering guidance. Individuals who live alone may gather with no more than one other household. Anyone in a dangerous, unhealthy or otherwise unsafe household may gather with another household.

Finally, limited outdoor fitness activities involving no more than two individuals from different households are permitted, provided these activities can be enjoyed while adhering to physical distancing and mask requirements.

ACCD (Agency of Commerce & Community Development) also updated guidance to further clarify the types of bars and clubs that must close, but may still offer curbside or take out options.

Local Support and Community Action Report

The Governor's Local Support and Community Action Team has been working with Vermonters to collect reflections, recovery strategies, and ideas for action. The final report compiles input from over 1,000 Vermonters working hard to respond to this crisis and move forward through these challenging times.

Consumer Behavior Survey

On the Fly, a group offering strategic and technical assistance to Vermont hospitality businesses, is conducting a short consumer survey to gauge Vermonters’ attitudes and behaviors around travel, dining and grocery shopping during the pandemic. On the Fly has offered to share the data and insights collected with local businesses to help them determine how best to operate in the coming months. Businesses are encouraged to share the survey with their customers.

VCRD’s Community Visit Program

To support communities looking for new ways to connect and collaborate to get things done while public gatherings are restricted, the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is now offering its Community Visit program using online tools. VCRD’s Virtual Community Visit program, offered free of charge to communities, provides a platform for engagement and decision-making that is customized to each community’s needs.  To learn more, or see if this process could be a good fit for your community, visit or contact Jenna Koloski at (jenna@vtrural.org) or (802) 223-6091.

Little State, Big Laughs: A Comedy Live Stream Event

The Department of Tourism and Marketing, in partnership with the Vermont Comedy Club, is presenting a virtual comedy event that is set to air tomorrow, Saturday, November 21st at 7pm. “Little State, Big Laughs” will showcase both local and national comedians and stream live from the Vermont Comedy Club, which has been closed since March. We hope it will offer a moment for a laugh or two, during this difficult time as the state continues to respond and work to slow the spread of COVID-19. All of us at ACCD hope you will tune in on YouTube or Facebook tomorrow night.

Source: ACCD 11.20.2020