• Vermont Forward Guidance Announced (effective April 6, 2021)

    Governor Scott Announces Roadmap to Re-Opening
    Governor Scott has presented the state’s three-month phased reopening plan with the goal of getting back to a new normal by July 4.

    The full plan is outlined HERE.
    Details about which sectors are impacted, and what comprises Universal Guidance is outlined HERE.

    Please note that masks, physical distancing, and the usual safety hygiene is still in place.


    Travel Policy Changes

    The Vermont Forward plan will also bring changes to travel quarantine rules. Effective Friday, April 9, quarantine will no longer be required for visitors coming to Vermont or for Vermonters returning from out-of-state travel. Instead, unvaccinated visitors must be tested for COVID-19 within three days of travel before they arrive in state. Unvaccinated Vermonters must get a test within three days of returning to VT. Testing is not required for vaccinated guests and residents.

    The Mandatory Mask Mandate is still in effect. Masks are required in all indoor settings and in outdoor settings where the 6-foot distancing is not possible. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2.
    Effective April 27

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask when they're outdoors unless they're in a crowd, such as attending a live performance, sporting event or parade. Additional details HERE.

    For additional information and travel guidance. please visit the Vermont Department of Health website.
    For access to the statewide travel map, please visit the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development website.

  • Chamber Office Hours

    The Chamber office is open Monday - Thursday from 9am - 3pm.
    We are in compliance with the State and CDC guidance around Covid-19 safety and will ask that guests respect this.
    To reach Lisamarie email her directly.
    For the most updated statewide guidance, please visit our COVID-19 Resource page linked to the button below.

     

     

     

  • Snapshot of the Chamber

    Originally created in the 1880s as the St. Albans Board of Trade, the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce has long supported the commercial, economic and cultural growth of this picturesque Northeast region. Early, humble initiatives, such as the distribution of the 1930 pamphlet “Picturesque St. Albans, Vermont’s Best Paved City in New England,” helped launch the area’s reputation as a vacation destination. Region-wide children’s x-ray programs and public adult education courses in shorthand and typing strengthened the local work forces of the time. In the late 1940’s the Chamber even tried its hand at a beauty pageant, complete with a swimsuit competition and a concert presented by the high school band. The “Annual Maple Syrup Festival” stood the test of time. Now independently managed, today’s Vermont Maple Festival is a must-do event, bringing thousands of visitors to Franklin County every spring.

    Our community’s success remains a top Chamber priority. The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce provides members with simple, yet essential resources and benefits with which to strengthen and grow individual businesses and in turn, our local economy. Your Chamber is a go-to resource, whether you are learning to navigate our new healthcare system, looking for business information or recommendations from among our members, or simply looking for something to do in our beautiful community. The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce is here to help YOU!

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