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Additional Considerations for Specific Sectors

State of Vermont Specific Sector Guidance: Arts, Culture and Entertainment

As of June 1, the State of Vermont has provided the following specific sector guidance for Indoor Arts, Culture and Entertainment. Libraries, galleries, museums, theaters and other indoor arts, culture and entertainment organizations may restart in-person operations if they follow the health and safety requirements contained in the Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance and the following. Check the State of Vermont website for any further updates to the specific sector guidance.

  • Organizations may allow 50 percent of fire occupancy or 1 person per 100 square feet, with a maximum of 75 people indoors and 150 people outdoors. See special sector guidance for large outdoor venues, e.g., fairground and outdoor concert venues.
  • Operators must post their temporary occupancy limit, and which method was used to determine it, prominently on all entrances. Posting templates are available at 
  • Cashless/touch-less transactions are strongly preferred. 
  • Curbside pickup remains the preferred method of operation. When possible, organizations should take steps to schedule or stage customer visits, such as waiting in cars or outside, to ensure lower contact operations.
  • Organizations should close or remove high touch entertainment features, including arcades and playgrounds.

Arts and cultural organizations offering summer camps may do so if they follow the guidance from the Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Education and Department for Children and Families surrounding the reopening of childcare programs, summer programs and afterschool programs.

Individual establishments should take additional measures as recommended by industry guidelines or by common sense applied to their particular situation.


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