Stowe Business Resources & Community Updates

Business Resources and Community Updates on COVID-19

SAA is here to help Stowe area businesses during this time of uncertainty. We are actively monitoring the fast-evolving circumstances around Coronavirus, and are serving as a central source of information for the most up-to-date information and resources for the local business community. The Town of Stowe and key public safety partners are in communication about ongoing developments for COVID-19. Refer to the CDC Coronavirus Travel Updates and Travel Guidelines for updates. View ways to support Stowe businesses.

What if I have urgent questions about Coronavirus?
For general information about COVID-19, dial 2-1-1. If you are sick or concerned about your health, contact your health care provider by phone. Please avoid going to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation, and you have called in advance. Local hospitals include Copley Hospital Morrisville, VT and UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT.

Travel Updates

  • Out-of-state residents traveling to Vermont will need to follow the current quarantine restrictions. Please review the full guidance before booking.
  • Lodging operators will require either a copy of a Vermont driver’s license or a signed document from the guest(s) attesting they meet the quarantine requirement. Please review the guidance on the steps required to complete the certificate of compliance.
  • Effective June 8, guests from areas with <400 active cases/million residents may travel to and from Vermont without quarantine requirements. Residents from these non-quarantine areas must travel directly to Vermont in their personal vehicles.
  • Effective June 15, guests from outside of the non-quarantine areas may complete either: (i) a 14-day quarantine; or (ii) a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state before coming to Vermont. Guests must drive directly from their home to Vermont in their personal vehicle.
  • Effective June 15, guests from outside of the non-quarantine areas traveling by any mode of travel may complete either: (i) a 14-day quarantine; or (ii) a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in a Vermont lodging establishment regardless of the destination origin. Guests completing their quarantine in Vermont must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site.
  • Vermont’s welcome centers are closed, but portable toilets are available at the start of and throughout the Stowe Recreation path and at state parks.

Be Smart, Stay Safe Guidance in Stowe

  • Stowe restaurants are able to begin indoor dining while limited to 25% capacity or 10 total customers with tables spaced 6 feet apart. Outdoor restaurants and bars have reopened, though at a limited capacity. Reservations are required and members of only 2 households and 10 total people may be seated at the same table. Read the full outdoor restaurant guidance for more restrictions.
  • Non-essential retail has reopened but under strictly reduced occupancy and mandatory health requirements. Read the full retail guidance for further restrictions.
  • Hair salons and barbers have reopened, though at a limited capacity. Read the full guidance for further restrictions. Other close contact businesses including gymnasiums, fitness centers, and similar exercise facilities, spas, and tattoo parlors have reopened under specific guidelines and restrictions.
  • To encourage social distancing and wearing face masks when in the presence of others, Vermonters and visitors have been asked to not gather in groups of more than 25.

Recent Updates

What Businesses and Employees Can Do:

1) Refer to resources on business operations below.

Re-opening

General Resources

Department of Labor 

Updated business guidance from VtSBDC

Updated Federal funding information
Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) 

Retailer-Specific

Lodging-Specific

Restaurant-Specific

2) Attend the bi-weekly Waterbury-Stowe Small Business Meetings.

  • Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
    • Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/8027936029
    • Meeting ID: 802 793 6029
    • One tap mobile:
      • +16465588656,,8027936029# US (New York)
      • +13126266799,,8027936029# US (Chicago)

3) Prepare your business and staff.

4) Stay informed and monitor the status of Coronavirus. 

5) Plan and communicate with staff.

6) Communicate with guests.