Clarification on Interstate Commuters/Freight to and from Critical/Essential Businesses

The Governor has issued an updated order that “any person, resident or non-resident, travelling into Vermont for anything other than an essential purpose, must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days or the balance of 14 days dating from the day of arrival.” To be clear, as quoted from the order: “Essential purpose” for purposes of this […]

Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Over the weekend, the US Department of Labor added additional Questions and Answers to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers. The updated Q&As address many key questions, and there are now 59 questions addressed, including answers to the following: If my employer closes my worksite on or after April 1, 2020 (the […]

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The new CARES Act, the third major COVID-19 response bill passed by Congress, is another sweeping and complicated bill with many provisions impacting employers.  AIV will provide analysis and updates about the bill in the coming days, but in the meantime we have provided highlights below as well as links to a more detailed summary […]

Champlain Maker Faire/Burlington Generator Makerspace Looking for PPE Partners

Champlain Maker Faire/Burlington Generator Makerspace has a network of makers and makerspaces (region wide) who have been working with UVM and healthcare facilities to design, qualify and distribute COVID-19 critical need masks and shields.  They are conducting an inventory of who has digital fab equipment around Vermont as well as New Hampshire, New York and […]

CDC Provides Key Highlights for COVID-19 Guidance for Manufacturers

Responding to requests from manufacturers and associations around the country led by our national allies at NAM, the CDC has provided highlights from updated guidance on how to operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak that are of particular use to manufacturers. The CDC sent a letter to NAM (click here) along with additional key points […]

Export-Import Bank Moves to Provide More Flexibility and Liquidity for Manufacturers

[AIV’s national allies at NAM helped contribute the updates below] The Ex-Im Bank has approved a resolution (click here) to support four temporary measures to help inject liquidity into the market and provide maximum flexibility for exporters and suppliers. You can find more information about these measures, which include temporary bridge financing, progress delivery payment […]

Important IRS COVID-19 Updates

The IRS has provided the following updates and resources surrounding recent developments: Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses IRS delays tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15 for all taxpayers Coronavirus tax relief information Certain small employers can request to file employment taxes annually instead of quarterly […]

UPDATE | SBA VT Staff Teleworking Owing to COVID19 Pandemic; Email Contacts Urged

From the Vermont SBA: Due to Vermont travel restrictions and newly implemented policies because of the COVID19 pandemic, the Small Business Administration’s Vermont District Office staff is teleworking until further notice.  During this time, staff is unable to answer the Vermont District Office’s main phone line. The SBA is asking that you email staff directly […]

Tracking Document to Help Navigate International Trade and Supply Chain Issues

AIV’s national allies at NAM are closely monitoring foreign export restrictions and bans on personal protective equipment, health products and other products during the COVID-19 response. They are identifying these country-specific restrictions and sharing them through a tracking document you can find by clicking here. For help finding more information, contact us at