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Health and Travel Information

Smuggs Update November 18, 2021

The following information contains details that you should be aware of before traveling to Smugglers', in order to have a great experience during your visit.

Vermont does not have any state travel restrictions for residents, or for people coming to Vermont from other states. There are federal rules that apply in Vermont, including testing for international travel and requiring masks on public transportation.

The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.

Extensive preparation has been underway that will provide an enhanced clean and safe environment for our visitors. At Smugglers’ we view our owners, guests, and employee teams as a family. Working together in a landscape of compassion and support, we look out for each other in an ever-changing environment. We value our guests just like family.

We’re all in this together and trust we will have a successful ski and ride season at Smuggs this winter by following these simple guidelines:
  • We expect all Smuggs staff and visitors to arrive in good health while continuing to monitor themselves for the presence of any COVID-19 symptoms. We ask all guests and employees to identify symptoms as they may develop.

  • Guests are only required to wear masks or cloth facial coverings over their nose and mouth when they ride our shuttles or enter the Go Zone at FunZone 2.0. Masks will be greatly appreciated in all of our indoor settings.

  • You will see our employees wearing masks at all times in our indoor locations. Employees will also wear masks outdoors when they can't maintain a 6-foot distance while interacting with our guests. Unvaccinated employees are required to wear masks at all times, indoors and outdoors.

  • Facilities and activities have been modified in accordance with CDC guidelines to ensure guest safety, while still offering our guests the opportunity to relax and recreate in the Heart of Vermont.

We're excited to see you and have many fun activities planned. To prepare for your visit, please visit:
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Other information you might like to know:

PCR Testing Locations
Should the need arise for COVID-19 testing, there are many convenient options.

Champlain Medical provides same day, usually about an hour, PCR testing for anyone. Smuggs guests could go to the Champlain Medical website and sign up in advance even months ahead. Additionally, Champlain Medical is a full service urgent care if the need arises for guests while vacationing at Smuggs.

There are also urgent care facilities, in Georgia and St. Albans, both are associated with Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans and more details can be found at Northwestern Medical Center website.

Other COVID-19 Information and Vermont Testing Locations

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Employee Vaccinations
On November 4, 2021 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace. The ETS requires large employers (over 100 employees) to comply with new vaccination and testing requirements. Smugglers’ Notch employs more than 100 employees and is subject to the ETS.

The ETS mandates that all employees at Smugglers’ Notch must either be fully vaccinated or be tested weekly (no more than 7 days apart) for COVID-19 and present proof of testing. Testing is expected to begin no later than January 4, 2022.

On November 12, 2021, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in litigation following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay. Smugglers’ will monitor developments and follow OSHA recommendations in the meantime.
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