Update to mask mandate and Vermont Forward Plan

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Update to mask mandate and Vermont Forward Plan

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 2:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced that as a result of Vermont meeting the necessary vaccination threshold of 60% of the population receiving at least one dose, the state will move to Step 3 of the Vermont Forward Plan more than two weeks ahead of the anticipated schedule.

Additionally, following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governor signed an executive order lifting the State’s masking and physical distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals in Vermont. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.

Step 3 of the Vermont Forward plan increases gathering sizes at events and lifts all travel restrictions around quarantine or testing when traveling to or from the state. As a result, the certificate of compliance is no longer required from guests at lodging properties.

REMINDER: Tourism and Hospitality Worker Vaccine Clinics

The first wave of vaccine clinics for hospitality and tourism workers is now under way. Four clinics were held on Friday and upcoming events will be staged at restaurants, lodging properties, ski resorts, and other tourism attractions in an effort to bring the vaccine directly to the workers of this sector.
Scheduled Vaccine Clinics:

More than a dozen additional clinics, including in Rutland, Killington, Stowe, and Vergennes, are being planned now and will be added as details are confirmed. If a tourism or hospitality business would like to host a clinic for industry employees in their area, please contact Amy Spear at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development 5.14.2021