In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo, Nancy Wheeler Sage, lead bartender at the Whetstone Station, in Brattleboro, Vermont, pours a beer. Credit: Kristopher Radder / The Brattleboro Reformer via AP

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Vermont’s bars are getting set to reopen under the same guidance that allows restaurants to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, bars and social clubs, like American Legions and VFWs, will fall under the state’s restaurant guidance, which includes operating at 50 percent capacity. The rules set a maximum of six patrons per table, a 6-feet of distance between parties, masking and more.

Municipalities are allowed to place more restrictions on these establishments in their jurisdictions.

On Thursday, Vermont will open up vaccination appointments to people 60 and over. Vaccine eligibility is expanding by age. By April 19, all Vermont adults will be able to schedule vaccine appointments.

The state says it can take two months from the time people register until they are considered fully vaccinated. That includes the time to get a first appointment, the time between the first and second shot and another two weeks for the final dose to reach full effectiveness.

People can register for the vaccines on the Vermont Health Department website.