COVID-19

Governor Scott announced restrictions effective November 14 at 10 p.m.

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Effective Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 p.m.:

  1. Multiple Household Social Gatherings Suspended. Attendance at all public  and private social, recreational and entertainment gatherings, indoor and  outdoor, including large social gatherings incidental to ceremonies, holiday  gatherings, parties and celebrations, shall be limited to participation with  only members of a single household. For the sake of clarity, nothing in this  Order prohibits the gathering of members living in the same residence.  Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate  family residing in a different household.  
  2. Restaurant Hours and Seating Limits. All 1st class licensees (restaurants) must be closed to in-person dining at 10:00 p.m., but may provide food and  beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and vinous product  accompanying food orders through curbside pick-up, drive-through, and  delivery services for off-site consumption after 10:00 p.m. in accordance  with Agency of Commerce and Community Development (“ACCD”) 

Worksafe Guidance. Restaurants must provide seated dining service only  and to no more than one household per table in accordance with Section 2(a) above as well as the occupancy limits set forth in ACCD Worksafe Guidance.  

  1. Closure of Bars and Social Clubs. 2nd and 4th class licensees and licensees  other than 1st class licensees who serve food, or partner with entities who  serve food, including bars and social clubs shall suspend operations;  however, bars and social clubs may offer take-out, curbside pickup and  delivery of beverage alcohol, including spirit-based drinks and malt and  vinous product. 

For purposes of this Order, “bars and social clubs” means establishments generally held out to be a bar, club, tavern, brew pub, brewery,  microbrewery, distillery pub, winery, cidery, tasting room or other place of  public accommodation licensed to serve beverage alcohol, including spirit based drinks and malt and vinous product and, if serving food, only serves  snacks, pre-made food, microwaveable or other food items not required to  be prepared in an on-site kitchen equipped to provide menu service.  

  1. Contact Log. All restaurants and other public accommodations which host  organized non-essential activities shall maintain an easily accessible, legible  log of all employees, customers, members and guests and their contact  information, including name, address, phone number and email address for  30 days in the event contact tracing is required by VDH. For the sake of clarity, this requirement applies to all employees and all guests in every  party.
  1. Consent to Contact. All customers, members and guests providing  information in accordance with section 2(d) above, consent to be contacted by the VDH Contact Tracing Team 
  2. Contact Tracing Compliance. To preserve the public health and safety, to  ensure the health and safety of the State, and to prevent the spread of  COVID-19, Vermonters are directed to comply with requests made by the  VDH Contact Tracing Team. Vermonters who have been identified as a case or a close contact are required to:
  1. Promptly answer calls or otherwise respond to the VDH Contact  Tracing Team; 
  2. Provide full, complete and truthful information concerning places  they have been, activities they have engaged in and persons with  whom the individual has had close contact, including contact  information when possible;  

iii. Comply with all VDH recommended quarantine and isolation  periods and testing. 

Failure to comply with this provision may result in referral to the Office of  the Attorney General for enforcement.  

  1. Recreational Sports. All recreational sports programs, including organized and/or informal recreational youth and adult league sports, practices, games  and tournaments, are hereby suspended. This suspension shall not apply to  school-sponsored sports activities which are subject to applicable Agency  of Education Guidance. 
  2. Returning College Students. All students who are returning home from a college or university, in-state or out of state, shall quarantine at home for  fourteen days, with a test for COVID-19 strongly encouraged, or quarantine  for no less than seven (7) days at which time they must be tested for COVID 19. 
  3. Telework. All businesses, not-for-profit entities and municipal government  entities in the State shall reinstitute, to the maximum extent possible, or  reemphasize to the extent necessary, telecommuting or work from home  procedures. In person meetings are strongly discouraged and all meetings should be held by telephone or electronically to avoid in person meetings  whenever possible.

 

 

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