Vermont state parks and forests may be used for solitary walking and hiking at this time, provided social distancing is used. Note that park staff have not been able to open facilities for full use. Visitor Centers and restrooms will not be open. Some trails may not be cleared of winter debris or mud. Vermont State Parks will be accepting new reservations only for June 15, 2020, and later. Information: 888-409-7579, during weekday business hours.
As of May 22, the governor allowed limited resumption of lodging operations. Reservations must be done online. (Lodgings includes hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, short term rentals, such as those made available through VRBO, Homeaway, AirBnb and other services, parks for recreational vehicles and campgrounds, all public and private camping facilities, and marinas.) Campgrounds, parks and resorts may not operate amenities like pools, playgrounds, sports facilities, common areas, recreation centers, camp stores with non-essential stock.
Guests from high-infection areas must complete their self-quarantine BEFORE arriving at the lodging property or accommodation (see "Latest News," above). The lodging property may not be used by visitors from out-of-state as a location to complete their initial quarantine. Lodging rules.
Effective May 22, limited resumption of restaurant and bar operations is allowed. Serving of alcoholic beverages is allowed. Restaurants can continue take-out, curbside and delivery services. Please visit our Take Out & Delivery List page for additional links & information.
Most retail businesses must suspend in-person customer-facing operations under the Governor’s Executive Order. Retailers, including those that operate in an outdoor setting, may conduct limited operations such as curbside pick-up and delivery services. Orders may be placed only over the phone or online.
Facilities that offer outdoor recreation activities that require little physical contact may return to operation. These may include state and municipal parks, recreation associations, trail networks, golf courses, big game check stations, and guided expeditions. Indoor facilities must be closed. Gatherings are limited to 25 or fewer people.
More guidance should be available by May 1, when markets will be able to resume limited operations.
Transportation businesses may continue in-person functions. Critical transportation services include rideshare, transit, and rental car companies. Auto repair shops may remain open.