As you may expect, Coventry has been fielding many calls with questions regarding COVID-19, many of which we are not yet able to answer. We continue to follow Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s briefings and executive order addenda, but still don’t have all the answers.
The Governor is set to announce new guidelines for lodging establishments, campground included, on Friday, May 15th. However, some of the information has been released prior to his Friday briefing and we wanted to share that with you as timely as possible.
It appears that a soft opening of campgrounds will begin to be allowed as of May 22nd. However, guests residing outside of Vermont would need to quarantine for 14 days prior to arrival at the Coventry. Non-compliance with established guidelines could result in a $10,000 fine. Additionally, new safety procedures need to be established prior to opening to the public.
We recognize that we have many Canadian members and guests, and it appears that the border is likely to be closed until June 20th, possibly longer.
At this time Coventry is planning to open for business on June 15th. Seasonal site holders will be able to access the property for site clean up and preparation as of Saturday, May 23rd, but overnight stays should be delayed until our June 15th opening.
We are fortunate that Coventry has plenty of property to allow for social distancing. It is likely that gathering places such as the hot tub and clubhouse will be closed, and some restrictions to the beach area are to be expected. Guidelines for use of club facilities will be made available on opening day. We are anxious to get our summer season started, but plan to do so in a safe and responsible manner.
Additional information about COVID-19 and Business Restrictions can be found at:
Vermont Department Of Health: www.healthvermont.gov
Office Of Vermont Governor, Phil Scott: https://governor.vermont.gov/