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Dear Businesses:

New Hampshire Updates:
Governor Sununu announced Friday that  Hotels, Motels, Inns, B&B's and short term rentals (AIrbnb) may reopen on June 5.  Those with 20 rooms or less may open at full capacity, as well as hotels/motels with room entrances leading directly outdoors. Those with more than 20 rooms may reopen at 50% capacity. See the Guidance documents.

Note : Lodging operators will need to have your out of state guests sign an affadavit attesting that they have quarantined for 14 days prior to their arrival. This document must be attached to the reservation form. UVBA will have a sample document to share soon. This is very important to follow - because NH has not enabled any safe harbor legislation yet concerning the liability of business owners for covid19 related claims, it is incumbent on the lodging operator (and any business) to follow guidelines as closely as possible. Safe Harbor legislation has been proposed to both the Governor to enact as an emergency order and the State legislature, but to date neither have taken steps to enact. UVBA is closely following this issue.

Lodging that serves food (has a restaurant or is a B&B) must follow guidelines for restaurants - no indoor seating, no buffets. Take and go is allowed or outdoor seating. See the restaurant guideline s.

Also reopening:
Day Camps on June 22.
Overnight Camps on June 28.
Driver's Ed Instruction may resume immediately and the NH DMV is now administering drivers' tests by appointment.

The Governor also announced that he is extending the Stay at Home order until June 15.

Vermont Updates:
Governor Phil Scott announced Friday the resumption of additional close contact businesses, dental procedures, businesses that require work in the home, and of limited overnight youth summer camp programming.Social gatherings may now be up to 25 people. The summer camps guidance includes protocols for out-of-state campers. Gatherings can be held inside and outside. See the Update Here.

UVBA Partners with GRDC to Provide Business Assistance
UVBA has partnered with the Grafton Regional Development Corp and the Small Business Development Center to provide assistance for businesses in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County to navigate the federal and state programs due to Covid19. Our services are open to all businesses in this area. Please contact Tracy at 603-448-1203.
Isolation and quarantine can lead to fear. Fear of the unknown coupled with financial stresses, child and family care pressures, being alone, or trying to find time for yourself can lead to anxiety and depression. West Central Behavioral Health has some tips.
Last Chance to Advertise in Our Community Guide
Our new UVBA Community Guide will be published soon and for those of you who missed out on the display advertising, we still have enhanced business listings available. Download Information Here. Also here is the Distribution Plan .
Back to Business Toolkit for Download
UVBA has put together a BACK to BUSINESS TOOLKIT that includes signs that you can print for your store, a sample reopening plan and guidance on policies for reopening. If you would like posters professionally printed for display, contact Gnomon Copy and reference Back to Business Toolkit.
Do You Believe in LUV?
UVBA & Topstitch Embroidery in Lebanon have partnered to create a t-shirt that shows our support of supporting local. $10 of each sale will go to help Upper Valley businesses. Shirts available in men & women sizes and 6 colors. Many thanks Topstitch!
UVBA Member News & Good News to Share
UVBA Members: Log into to UVBA website to post your news releases for inclusion in the newsletter. Need help with your log in? Email Us.
We will be sharing news on what our members are doing to navigate the current situation as well as any good news or happenings here. Members log in and post a news release or email us at [email protected]

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Upper Valley Strong , is a coalition of local organizations collectively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UV Strong website is a good place to see organizations that could use volunteer or financial support during this time. If you have questions or suggestions for UV Strong email here. 

Upcoming Events
NEW Hot Deals & Member to Member Discounts
UVBA Members: Don't forget to log-in to the website backend and add your hot deal!
Thank you to Our Sustaining Members
Please visit our Sustaining members' websites to learn more: