Covid 19

COVID-19 Business Guidance

The Governor has shared more detailed guidelines for retailers to adhere to in order to reopen May 18th.


  • All employees are required to wear facial coverings
  • Businesses may require customers to wear facial coverings
  • Businesses may only operate at 25% fire safety capacity OR 1 customer per 200 square feet
    OR 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater.
  • Businesses must POST their temporary occupancy limit
  • All staff and customers must maintain 6 feet social distancing
  • All employees must complete and document mandatory health and safety training as provided by the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA)
  • Businesses are encouraged to set safety protocols for their businesses. Find help from LCRCC to navigate these requirements here
  • Cashless and touch-less transactions are strongly encouraged
  • Curbside pick up remains the preferred method of operation
    • When possible, retailers should take steps to schedule or stage customer visits

Read the full update from the Governor

Making Space for Restaurant and Retail Recovery

A multi-department initiative to develop expedited, low-cost strategies for businesses and residents to enjoy getting outside this summer. The Making Space initiative will allow businesses to comfortably expand into the right-of-way, and Burlingtonians to safely enjoy their summer outside.
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Shared Streets for Social Distancing

This initiative has three parts: 1) designating some streets for local traffic only, 2) designating other streets as “shared streets,” and 3) temporary parking restrictions in select locations to widen key walking and biking corridors.
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