As of 9/25/2020
- You may travel to certain counties with low rates of active cases(link is external). Use the status, or color, of the county on the day you leave Vermont to determine if you need to quarantine when you return. For example, if you travel on a Friday, and the county you visit is green on that Friday and changes to red before you return to Vermont, you do not need to quarantine upon return because it was green when you left Vermont. You also must make your trip in a personal vehicle (including a rental vehicle or private plane) to avoid quarantining when you return to Vermont.
- If you travel out of state to a location other than those certain counties with low rates of active cases(link is external), whether for a day trip or longer, there are quarantine requirements. You must either quarantine in Vermont when you return or, if you plan to travel to Vermont in a personal vehicle (including a rental vehicle or private plane), you may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative PCR test in the state where you are visiting, and then enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions. Continue to quarantine from when you receive your test result until you travel to Vermont.
- If you plan to travel to Vermont by public transportation (plane, train, bus), you must quarantine in Vermont.
- Vermonters who live near a border and regularly travel to and from a neighboring state may make day trips to that state for work, health care, to commute to attend preK-12 school or college, and for other essential needs like groceries or visitation for parental shared custody, without quarantining.
- If you are hosting travelers under quarantine in your home or lodging, you do not also need to quarantine. If you are sharing space, stay at least six feet from the people under quarantine. People under quarantine should wear a mask in common spaces. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces and check for symptoms for 14 days.
- Vermonters must follow travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit.
- When you travel, only stop when necessary. When you stop, wear a face mask or covering, keep a 6-foot distance from others and wash your hands often. Stay home and do not travel if you are sick.
- The State of Vermont has determined that any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents is now eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel. The Agency will update the map below each Tuesday identifying quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout the Northeast including New England; New York; Pennsylvania; Ohio; New Jersey; Delaware; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and West Virginia.
- The State hopes more counties will be added over time as their active case counts improve and that the criteria may be expanded beyond 400 cases per million as circumstances allow.
- This map – updated weekly on Tuesdays – is populated with raw data from Johns Hopkins University and uses multiple factors to determine how many active cases are in each county. Read the complete methodology for how active cases per million residents is being calculated. The aggregated data by county is also available.
Face Mask Requirement
As of June 2, 2020, all establishments in the Town of Manchester must require that both staff and customers (or visitors) wear cloth face coverings or face shields over their nose and mouth while inside the building of the establishment.
Masks are not required while eating, exercising, in a private room or office.
Governor Scott announced exciting changes to business operation guidelines for the hospitality sector:
- Lodging occupancy restrictions have been lifted. Multi-room lodging operations may book 100 percent of rooms. Read more
- Restaurants, catering, food service, and bars may allow 50 percent of fire safety occupancy or 1 person per 100 square feet, with a maximum of 75 people indoors and 150 people outdoors or their maximum licensed seating capacity, whichever is less. Read more
- Bar seating is now permitted. It must allow for physical distancing of 6-feet between dining parties, and a physical barrier between patrons and bartenders. Read more
- Cross-State Travel Map – Beginning next week, the Cross-State Travel Information will be updated on Tuesdays instead of Fridays.
- The Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s restart guidance page has been updated with detailed information.
Our members are listed below, we encourage you to support them whether they are open at a limited capacity, operating online, or if you plan to visit them in the near future. Please follow the safety guidelines as you enjoy our town.
We are doing our best to keep every business’ individual webpage updated with the latest information. We always recommend calling our friendly business owners ahead of time to double-check their current procedures as they welcome you back.