Covid 19 and Quechee Lakes

Quechee Lake Rentals is trying to make sure our guests are as informed as we are.  When it comes to how the Covid 19 pandemic is affecting the Quechee Vermont area. We will post information on this page as we get it.

Covid- 19 Update 6/15/2020 

Per the office of Vermont Public Health.

For people who have come to Vermont from another state, overnight stays in lodging, camping and short-term rental properties are allowed as described below.

When you arrive at the lodging site, you and anyone traveling with you must self-certify that you meet one of these conditions:

  1. Have traveled from a region with a low number of active cases per population(link is external) OR
  2. Have completed a 14-day quarantine in your home state and traveled directly to Vermont in a personal vehicle without making any stops OR
  3. Have had a negative test result in your home state on or after 7 days of quarantine and traveled directly to Vermont in a personal vehicle without making any stops OR
  4. Are authorized to work in Vermont

And you must also meet both of these conditions:

  1. Not had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days AND
  2. Not had COVID-19-like symptoms in the past 24 hours.

 

 

Covid- 19 Update  3/20/2020

Per the Governor of Vermont  effective 3/30/2020 – 6/15/2020   On-line reservations for lodging in Vermont shall be suspended.   Lodging providing accommodations for health care workers, or other workers deemed necessary to support public health, public safety or critical infrastructure will be accepted by phone only.  Please  email inquiries to: quecheelakesrentals@gmail.com or call us at: (802) 295-1970 .

Below was posted by the Quechee Club June 23, 2020

RENTER/GUEST ACCESS UPDATE

The Club will be allowing restricted access to Renters and Guests of Members starting this Friday, June 26th.

We are pleased to be able to offer Daily/Weekly access to Lake Pinneo and the Racquet Sports facility, and 3-day tee time access to the Golf Course! Passes to Lake Pinneo and Racquet Sports can be purchased at Membership Services. Renters wishing to play Golf must first visit the Membership Services Desk in the Main Clubhouse to verify Renter status and sign a Covid-19 certification form.

Due to the Covid-19 capacity restrictions set forth by the State of Vermont, the Indoor/Outdoor Aquatics facilities and the Fitness Center will continue to be available to Members and Family Guests only at this time.

Below was Posted by The Quechee Club June 9, 2020

Renter/Guest Access to Club Amenities:

As we approach the summer season in Quechee, we are excited that Golf, Aquatics, Tennis and Dining facilities are available now, with sports and children’s recreation camps beginning soon! This has certainly been a challenging time for Members and staff, and it is nice to see everyone outside enjoying the fresh air.

This is the time of year when we usually welcome back a large part of our Renter population as well, after months of not being able to visit Vermont, the restrictions regarding lodging are set to expire on June 15th and we have received many inquiries from Members who rent their homes, Rental Agents and visitors themselves asking if Renters/Guests will be able to access the Club and the amenities. Information from the state regarding cross-state travel may be viewed online.

Unfortunately, the capacity restrictions outlined in the State of Vermont’s Phased Restart have limited operations to 25% of approved fire safety occupancy. There is a total limit of 50 customers that can be served/seated in outside dining, a limit of 15 in the fitness facility during scheduled blocks of time and a limit of 60 people on the pool deck at any one time. All of these areas are mandated to follow the social distancing guidelines of 6 feet as well as sanitize and disinfect chairs, tables and equipment between reserved time slots.

Given these restrictions, we have decided to limit club use to our first priority – our Members and their Family Guests. We hope that in time Vermont’s phased reopening plans will allow us to open our facility to renters and visitors once again. We understand the disappointment and difficulties this decision brings to our community and are monitoring the State of Vermont’s updates carefully. All information regarding the Covid-19 situation, Clubhouse reopening information and recent President’s Letters can be found on our website at https://quecheeclub.com/web/pages/covid-19-information

Thank you for your understanding.

Brett Long
President, Board of Trustees

June 8 update.

TRAVEL & LODGING

Effective June 8, Governor Phil Scott has authorized interstate travel to and from New England and New York counties with 400 or fewer active COVID-19 cases per million without quarantine requirements. A map of the approved counties will be updated weekly and posted on ACCD’s website. Vermonters planning to travel to other states should understand that each state may have its own quarantine policy and they should be familiar with, and respect, the quarantine policies of those states. Visitors will be required to register with Sara Alert for daily reminders from the Vermont Department of Health and must attest to meeting the travel requirements.

Lodging operations and short-term rentals, campgrounds and marinas may accept overnight reservations from Vermont residents, travelers who travel from a county with a similar active COVID-19 caseload as Vermont as identified by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and travelers from a high-risk area not identified as having a similar active COVID-19 caseload if they complete a quarantine in Vermont before arriving at a lodging property.

Effective June 15, 2020
Travelers may complete either: (i) complete a 14-day quarantine; or (ii) complete a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test – in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions if they drive directly from their home via their personal vehicle. Additionally, travelers may complete either: (i) a 14 day quarantine; or (ii) a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test – in a Vermont lodging establishment regardless of destination origin or manner of travel (travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site).

For up-to-date information on the Vermont Department of Health’s public health response,  please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

OUT OF STATE HOMEOWNERS

Letter to Out of State Homeowners from Hartford Town Manager, Brannon Godfrey

Local Resources for Residents in Quarantine

HELPING OUR COMMUNITY

Now available to the Membership is the Quechee Community Forum and Message Board. We hope this online system will help everyone stay connected and informed during these uncertain times, and to connect with fellow Members during better times to come!

The “Good Neighbor, Quechee” program was created by Carol Stall to promote emotional support via phone for QLLA members who may be elderly and/or infirm. While social distancing is important right now to ensure the health and safety of our community, Carol and her fellow program members feel it is especially vital during this difficult time to reach out and provide comfort to those in need.  Contact information may be found within the Good Neighbor thread on the Community Message Board.

COVID-19 RESOURCES