Return to Play

Welcome Back! We are Returning to Play!

We are excited to begin Phase I of our Return to Play plan. The health and safety of all participants, volunteers, interns, and staff is our number one priority. We developed our phased plan based on guidance from local and national authorities, Vermont State guidelines and governor recommendations, and the CDC, as well as collaborating with adaptive and recreation programs around the world.

Our programs will look and feel different than in the past as we return to play. To start, we will operate only in outdoor locations where we know we have room to spread out and stay physically distant.

Anyone, including participants, staff, interns, family, caregivers, friends, and volunteers, who have high-risk considerations because of underlying health issues or their age should consider not participating in Vermont Adaptive programs.  Choosing to participate is solely at the risk of the individual and not Vermont Adaptive.  If in doubt, we encourage you to stay home and stay safe.


What You Need to Know:

Beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2020:



Reservations ARE required and programming space is LIMITED and available on a first-come reservation system only. Reservations for participation/volunteering must be made in advance, preferably with 2-week’s notice. Walk-ins and day-of reservations will not be accepted.


Essential Eligibility Criteria

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ programs are open to all individuals who can satisfy the following Essential Eligibility Criteria. Read our EEC document here.


What to Expect

The following applies to everyone (including participants, staff, interns, caregivers, and family members) when attending and taking part in Vermont Adaptive programs:

  • Follow physical distancing (6-foot) guidelines and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like masks, shields, and gloves whenever you are within 10 feet of others.
  • Provide your own face coverings. However, Vermont Adaptive will have some available if needed.
  • Complete/participate in a Heath Screening prior to participating, including having a non-touch forehead temperature taken. Anyone who refuses to comply with the screening, including the temperature check, will not be allowed to participate or be present in Vermont Adaptive programs. View what will be required.
  • All participants must provide their own assistant/assistance for any physical or hands-on aspects of programming. Program staff and interns will NOT be able to assist with physical help. This includes such activities as fitting equipment, personal hygiene, transfers, general mobility, and any other activity for which a participant requires assistance.  We encourage everyone to participate with a person they live with if possible. Vermont Adaptive Staff will not be able to assist except in cases of emergency.
  • You MUST be symptom-free of Coronavirus/COVID-19 for AT LEAST two weeks prior to participating in Vermont Adaptive Programs.
  • Per out-of-state travel guidelines from the State of Vermont, you MUST have been in Vermont for a complete 14 days prior to participating OR have been in Vermont for 7 days and have a negative COVID-19 Test OR can attest to having been ONLY in counties with 400 cases per million or fewer in the last two weeks OR can attest to having completely self-quarantined for two weeks prior to participating. View the map from the State of Vermont regarding Cross State Travel.
  • Maintain a 6-foot separation from anyone other than your companion during programming and masks/shields are REQUIRED to be worn within 10 feet of anyone.


Updated July 7, 2020:
Read our FULL PHASED RETURN TO PLAY PLAN guidelines and modifications here.



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Vermont Adaptive cannot, at this time, provide any indoor facilities or transportation. This includes restrooms, which will be limited to public facilities at daily program locations.

High fives, hugs, fist bumps, spitting, singing, and unnecessary contact are prohibited this summer.

All programming guidelines and modifications are subject to change at any time. We will continue to offer programming so long as it is safe to do so.

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