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IMPORTANT UPDATE November 17, 2020; Cross-State Travel Guidance updated Nov. 17 (Changes from previous update outlined in red)

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Hello Dear Men!

Here we are, yet another month has gone by and still not much has changed. Vermont’s Governor Scott has extended the state of emergency at least until December 15. The travel restrictions for those coming to Vermont are still in effect and visitors are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Vermont. 

So we have made the difficult decision to postpone our reopening until at least January 1, 2021. At this point it seems likely (to us anyway) there will not be any significant improvement of the current situation until at least then.

Detailed information on Travelling to Vermont from out state including a county-by county map can be found above and updates are posted here: Vermont Cross State Travel Information

We remain committed to surviving this and thriving to the future, and are able to do this largely because of the support and understanding of our friends and loyal customers like you! We look forward to reopening as soon as possible and having you with us. We miss you all and appreciate your continued understanding and support! Please stay safe!

Travel to Vermont: “Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced that the state of emergency has been extended to November 15, noting.” We all “must continue to follow guidance on mandatory health and safety practices and the latest travel quarantine requirements.”

Here is the link to the directive regarding cross state travel.

Quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout the northeastern United States, updated weekly on Tuesdays. Click on the image for current info. Click here for answers to FAQs about Cross Border Travel.

Due to raising COVID-19 case counts across the Northeast, effective on November 10, 2020, the State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont.

A regional map will continue to be maintained on the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Department of Financial Regulation websites for informational purposes only. The regional map will continue to be updated weekly on Tuesdays.

The regional map is populated with raw data from Johns Hopkins University and uses multiple factors to determine how many active cases are in each county. Read the complete methodology for how active cases per million residents is being calculated. The aggregated data by county is also available.

Here’s Our Update:

First of all, we want to extend or best wishes for safety and health to everyone on the planet including all our friends and customers past, present and future!

Our hearts go out to those directly affected by the pandemic, those who have lost their lives and their loved ones, and those who have lost their jobs. And of course, huge appreciation and thanks to the brave health care workers and essential services workers who provide the rest of us with the things we need to survive. The Covid-19 pandemic has also hit businesses and workers hard, especially in the hospitality industry. Frog Meadow is no exception.

However, we are not complaining…we are both healthy and doing our bit to isolate ourselves. We are well-stocked with provisions and are prepared to ride this out (figuratively, and literally on our bikes). Our efforts are not just for ourselves but for our local community and health providers. Vermonters are doing a great job at “crushing the curve” We are proud to be part of this very important community effort.

On March 9, 2020 given the mounting evidence of the progression of the pandemic we closed operations at Frog Meadow and cancelled all bookings through April. Because of the uncertainty of how things will develop over the next few weeks and months we have temporarily updated our cancellation policy as outlined on our Policies Page. This was a difficult decision to make but necessary in order to manage our financial exposure. We will restore our previous policies as soon as conditions permit. We appreciate your understanding and support. Please continue reading below for more information on how we are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With gratitude, love and affection,

– Scott, Dave, Jay and Dan

On March 30, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott temporarily suspended lodging operations and reservations in Vermont. The order applies to Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Inns, short-term rentals (for example, VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnB, and similar services), and all public and private camping facilities and RV parks.  Exceptions were made for those supporting Vermont’s response to the COVID-19 emergency as follows:

  1. Housing vulnerable populations (for example, emergency shelter for homeless individuals) as arranged through the state
  2. Providing accommodations for health care workers or other workers deemed necessary to support public health, public safety or critical infrastructure
  3. Use of lodging properties as quarantine facilities as arranged by the state
  4. Limited verifiable extenuating circumstances for the care and safety of Vermonters

What we are doing at Frog Meadow:

  1. We are closed until at least January 2021.  
  2. Workshops have been cancelled and we have coordinated ways to for you to connect virtually with some of our facilitators in the interim.
  3. Work Camp and Garden Fellowship programs have been postponed until conditions and safety permit.
  4. We have temporarily updated our Cancellation Policy as noted on our Policies Page. Please be sure to review and understand these changes before booking as we will not be able to make any exceptions.
  5. When we re-open we will take every appropriate precaution for the safety and health of our lodging and workshop guests in this time of widespread health concerns.
  6. How you can help Us:
 

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