COVID-19 and Overnight Lodging
at the Birch Ridge Inn
The Birch Ridge Inn welcomes overnight guests for lodging. Keeping our guests and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is a #1 priority.
Dealing with the Covid Pandemic and providing overnight lodging to inn guests is a multi-dimensional challenge. We are proud that our past guests have consistently given the inn 5 star reviews for cleanliness. And while we have always disinfected surfaces in guest rooms and around the inn to kill bacteria and viruses, Covid-19 brings a new sense of urgency to the task.
In addition to upping housekeeping and maintenance, government regulations, which the inn is required to meet before providing overnight lodging, are constantly evolving as more is learned about Covid. With the rapid increase in the distribution of Covid vaccines throughout the United States, the State of Vermont has begun the process of relaxing regulations for visitors to the state. Vermont has published a four phase roadmap to reopening the state called Vermont Forward which all businesses and guests must follow. Please comply with the requirements published by Vermont. If you would like clarification, or help with planning your trip, the staff at Birch Ridge is available to help you identify which regulations are applicable for your trip.
The inn is proactively addressing the added responsibilities of increased maintenance, and communicating ever changing regulations for overnight visits, every day with one clear purpose: That you stay healthy and safe during your stay at the Birch Ridge Inn and your visit to Vermont.
Please consider the following when you book overnight lodging at the Birch Ridge Inn:
- Lodging guests are required to wear facial coverings entering the inn, and in all public spaces at the inn. Masks are required in Vermont when members of multiple households are present.
- Lodging guests must complete a Certificate of Compliance attesting that they meet the the State of Vermont's "Be Smart - Stay Safe" requirements.
- The Certificate of Compliance can be completed and sent to the inn prior to arrival, or filled out at check-in.
- It is recommended that Non-Vermont residents register with the State of Vermont’s Sara Alert System. This system provides guests with daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms are reported, the VT Dept of Health will reach out to guests to provide guidance. The Sara Alert System is not GPS-based and does not monitor guests movements.