Vermont has gotten even stricter with its rules about who can visit this winter.
The state’s COVID-19 winter operations guidance, which was released on Tuesday, states that Vermont ski areas must collect the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all people using the resort, each day, this winter for the sake of contact tracing. It is just one of the many items among the mandatory guidance, designed to ensure that “Vermonters, ski area guests, and ski area employees remain safe and healthy through the 2020-21 winter operating season.”
“It requires the ski areas to considerably alter how they are going to do business this winter,” Ted Brady, deputy secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, told the Burlington Free Press. “The guidance requires people to do things different.”
The 13-page document outlines precautions that resorts should take this winter in regards to out-of-state staffers, lift operation, day-use lodges, ticket sales, and learning programs. Safety officers must be on hand to ensure compliance and actively manage capacity at all base areas.