Gov. Phil Scott amended his “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order Friday, April 10, to allow Vermont lodging businesses to use their online reservation systems to begin booking reservations that begin on June 15 or later. Previously, lodging services such as hotels were not permitted to book any new reservations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“After listening to impacted businesses throughout the state, the Vermont Chamber urged the Governor to change his guidance and allow lodging properties to make future reservations while still adhering to his Stay Home, Stay Safe order,” Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop said. “No other state has imposed this level of restriction on the lodging industry, so we are pleased that the Governor revised his order. This action will help lodging businesses, many located in rural communities throughout the state, recover once the order is lifted.”
The Vermont Chamber said in a statement that it will continue to work with state leaders to elevate business community concerns and swiftly address issues during the pandemic.
— Sarah Asch