Reopening Updates for Vermont's Meetings Industry
Heading into full summer, Vermont is reopening slowly, safely, and securely. We’ve been keeping close tabs on travel requirements for our out-of-state guests and are happy to announce that as of July 1, Vermont lodging properties can accept guests from states as far west as Ohio and as far south as Virginia. Please keep in mind that quarantine requirements are in place for visitors traveling from counties with less than 400 active COVID cases per 1 million residents. This is good news in that there are now 19 million potential visitors that can now enjoy summer in the Green Mountains. It can be a challenge for these visitors to confirm whether or not their counties are below that active case threshold.
The Vermont Convention Bureau encourages event planners and leisure travelers alike to visit the state’s regularly updated map when making plans. It’s a quick and easy way to see if you can visit without being advised to quarantine. And, of course, you can reach out directly to our properties who will be happy to assist.
Event opportunities are opening up as well. Organized events are now allowed indoors for groups up to 75, and outdoors for groups up to 150. Both scenarios will require safety protocols, of course, but Vermont’s lodging properties have taken COVID safety very seriously for both guests and staff and our current public heath numbers demonstrate that ongoing commitment.
With a proven dedication to safety, a controlled reopening in progress, golf courses in swing and our state park system open as of this week, it’s a great time to start planning your next conference, meeting, or wedding in Vermont. With that in mind, we’re revamping our weddings page to help connect planners to some of the state’s best wedding venues. Take a look!