Red Clover COVID Protocols and Guidelines

All of us here at the Clover have worked hard to develop procedures for re-opening that will focus on the safety of our customers and staff.  We want to make sure that you are as informed as possible about our response to COVID-19.  We monitor Vermont Department of Health and CDC guidelines to maintain the highest standards of prevention.  Precautionary measures have been implemented throughout the property. Your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority.

Residents of other states who can drive directly from their home via their personal vehicle and that have a similar active COVID-19 caseload to Vermont may enter the state for leisure travel without quarantining.

The State of Vermont has determined that any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents meets this criteria.  The Agency publishes an updated map weekly (https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel) identifying quarantine and non-quarantine counties throughout New England and other nearby states.

If you are from a county with a high-COVID-case ratio, you can still come to Vermont.  You may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine (7-day needs to be followed by a negative COVID test) in your home state immediately before traveling to Vermont.

Additional Sanitation and Safety Measures at The Red Clover Inn and Restaurant

  • All employees will take the Vermont State Department of Labor ‘Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers – VOSHA’ certification. Completed certificates will be kept on premise as required by VT State. This certification covers educational information on the virus, as well as ways of identifying risks, and guidelines for health and safety.
  • Required use of face coverings for staff and guests within 6 feet of another person outside of their trusted family unit (Vermont has a face mask mandate)
  • Additional hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in public places
  • Increased public space sanitation for all common spaces, including bathrooms, frequently touched surfaces and doorknobs.
  • When possible, accommodations will be left unoccupied for 24 hours between stays
  • Use of gloves for staff determined by the needs of the task they are performing
  • Daily health check self-certification of staff members before prior to the commencement of each work shift.  All employees shall complete a daily health questionnaire verifying that he or she has no symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Employees are not permitted to work if they exhibit signs/symptoms consistent with infection
  • Certificate of Compliance form regarding signs/symptoms/travel history for guests
  • Addition of signage and standard markings in public spaces to ensure social distancing and use of face coverings
  • When possible, doors and windows left open to promote air flow.
  • We will adhere to maximum occupancy levels and related restaurant and activities occupancy restrictions.
  • Seating will allow for physical distancing of at least 6 feet between seated dining parties.
  • Per state mandate, bar seating will remain closed to patrons to reduce prolonged contact between patrons and bartenders.
  • We will maintain a log of customers and their contact information for 30 days in the event contact tracing is required by the Health Department. This must include at least the name and phone number of one member of a party making a reservation with the date and time the person visited the establishment.

Finally, we would like to introduce you to our pledge, a pledge to you, our guests, about what you can expect from us, and a pledge from you, detailing what we ask from you in return.

Our Pledge to You

  • We will follow all guidelines and recommendations available to us from the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health
  • We will put safety first by implementing COVID workplace safety protocols.  Our employees have pledged to:
    • Daily health monitoring and certification
    • Wearing of face coverings within 6 feet of another person
    • Enhanced handwashing and sanitation requirements
    • Thorough COVID Mitigation and incident protocols
  • We will use enhanced cleaning and safety protocols for every aspect of our operation

Your Pledge to Us

  • You only arrive at the property if you are free of COVID symptoms and in good health
  • You and your family have made great efforts to not engage in behaviors that might result in unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 virus over the 2 weeks prior to your arrival
  • You will wear a face covering and adhere to all social distancing measures as described and implemented on our property
  • If you get any COVID symptoms during your stay you will report the symptoms to management who will assist you to check-out immediately, without penalty