COVID-19 Resources

This page includes information and resources which we hope will provide some helpful tips while we all navigate this challenging time. We will continue to update this page as we receive additional information and resources.

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Current Wedding Related ACCD Guidelines

Please Note:

These are official guidelines issued by the Vermont ACCD under the 

Work Safe section for Be Smart, Stay Safe Vermont Reopening Plan

The below guidelines have been extracted from the restaurant, lodging, salon/spa and general guidelines to reflect operating regulations specific to sectors that service the wedding industry

A wedding specific reopening plan has been submitted to the Restart Vermont Task Force, under the purview of the ACCD. We are currently awaiting additional wedding & private event specific guidelines based on the submitted reopening plan. 

This document will be updated as needed with any pertinent changes

as they are announced. 

As a general rule Executive Orders are enforceable by law to both 

vendors and wedding clients alike.

Recent Press Releases and Letters

Financial Information

Other Resources

VAWP Member, Ehmann Events, has put together a number of resources for vendors and clients, including safety precautions and procedures

Wedding Market Report for Vermont

PPP, EIDL Daily Webinar

The Vermont District Office is receiving a very high level of phone and email volume due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In response to this situation, a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday will be held to discuss SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance. The first webinar starts at 9 a.m. April 24. To join the webinar, visit https://meet.lync.com/sba123/sbmazza/6F6N4YK6. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 470177937#. Upon joining the call, mute the phone to cut down on the background noise and please do not place the call on hold as the hold music will be heard over the presenter. For more information, email susan.mazza@sba.gov.

Important links for additional resources:

Event Insurance:

https://www.consumersadvocate.org/wedding-insurance

Vermont Department of Labor:

https://labor.vermont.gov/

Most recent PPP application:

You MUST complete this one even if you already did another one beforehand only this will be accepted. Updated PPP Application

Main Street Alliance Vermont:

 https://vermont.mainstreetalliance.org/

Paycheck Guarantee Act

Upcoming Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings:  Talena Companion and Jackie Watson have organized Zoom Meetings. Information on topics, dates and times will be coming soon.

Facebook Links

Join  VT wedding pros Facebook page as well as the New England Area Wedding Professionals page for additional information.

Tim Ashe is the President of the Vermont Senate and a wealth of information on FB. He has been giving daily podcasts on his page.  Very enjoyable and informative. https://www.facebook.com/TimAsheVT/

Articles

Seven Days Article on “Supportive Quarantine” As Students Return

Seven Days, April 8, 2020: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/postponed-nuptials-and-revenue-in-vermonts-wedding-industry/Content?oid=30146784

NBC News, April 29, 2020, Which States are opening up: Read Article HERE

Venue Closures and Projected Re-Open Dates

Google Doc Sheet to add venue closures and projected re-open dates

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