Visit the MRV Safely
Whether you’re a Vermont resident seeking to explore your own backyard, or from a neighboring state looking for a summer getaway we are glad that you planning a visit to the Mad River Valley. Normally we welcome everyone with open arms but these days we need to make sure that you and our local community remain safe. Currently quarantine-free travel to Vermont is limited to visitors from counties where infection rates are less than 400 per million people, otherwise a quarantine in your home state is required – see below. The map is updated constantly – learn what restrictions may apply for your visit.
- Residents of other states who live in a quarantine county or are from any other state outside of the Northeast (including New England; New York; Pennsylvania; Ohio; New Jersey; Delaware; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and West Virginia), must follow quarantine guidelines:
- Travelers arriving to Vermont in a personal vehicle, may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions.
While you are here we strongly encourage you to follow these guidelines to protect yourself, other visitors and our local residents.
- Vermonters and visitors are required to wear masks or cloth facial coverings over their nose and mouth any time they are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where they come in contact with others from outside their households, especially in congregate settings, and where it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet.
- Event, arts, culture and entertainment venues, as well as restaurants can expand capacity for events and dining to 50% of approved occupancy size or one person per 100 square feet of customer facing space. This allows for indoor events of up to 75 people and outdoor organized events of up to 150 people. Read the full guidance.
- 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.
- Check out activities offering safe ways to explore the Mad River Valley.
- Quarantine Shopping Initiative
The Mad River Valley Volunteer Response Team acknowledges that some homeowners or visitors may be encountering difficulties in returning to Vermont due to quarantine requirements for the COVID-19. We recognize many of you are part-time residents or long-term visitors, and we value you as stakeholders in this community. The State of Vermont guidelines for travelers are noted here. If you find you are required to quarantine, we have organized a group of local volunteers to help with shopping for food and essential supplies. We are here to help connect you with a volunteer who can do the shopping for you to ease your transition during your quarantine period. If you would like to use this service, please contact Matt Blood at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will connect you with a volunteer shopper. If you would like to use this service, please contact Matt Blood, he will connect you with a volunteer shopper.