Extremely Important Update on Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order and Critical Supply Chains

As companies grapple with determining whether they are considered “critical” and can stay operating under Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, it is becoming apparent that a number of companies that aren’t sure or don’t think they are themselves “critical” are shutting down, even though they actually are critical, particularly if they are part of the supply chain […]

Updates on Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order 

As you know, Governor Scott yesterday issued new restrictions under Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.  For the full text of the Governor’s press release with related links to key documents, click here. The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has followed up with new links and resources on its website including: Stay Home, […]

BREAKING | Governor Scott Issues “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order

In case you missed it, below is a link to the press release announcing the new restrictions under Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.  If you have any questions about your company’s status after reading this release and the full text of the order linked in the release, we strongly recommend that you contact ACCD […]

Expanded State UI Eligibility and Conditional Experience Rating Relief for Employers

The Senate today passed an amended version of what was originally H.681, legislation to expand eligibility for Unemployment Insurance and provide some conditional relief for employers’ experience rating related to such UI benefits, by inserting the bill in another COVID-19 related bill, H.742.  The bill was originally passed by the House on the last day […]

Updated Information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; First Look at Guidelines Under Development.

As you know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply […]

UPDATED | Vermont Still Requesting N95 Facemasks, Now Also Ultraviolet Lights for Disinfecting

The state of Vermont response team is continuing to ask for spare N95 facemasks.  They are also looking for leads on existing suppliers, and if any Vermont manufacturers might be able to convert to produce such masks. Today they added a request for commercial grade ultraviolet lighting for disinfecting purposes. NOTE:  The state is updating […]

Vermont Alert | Identifying Current and Convertible Suppliers of Critical Products and Services, and Identifying Manufacturing as “Essential” 

AIV has been working on three related issues, and we ask you for your help. First, we are working to identify Vermont manufacturers and other businesses who can currently supply, or could convert operations to supply, products and services needed by Vermont authorities in the response to COVID-19. Second, we are working to identify the […]

UPDATED | COVID-19 Resources and Information for Vermont Businesses

The following resources and information will continue to be updated as warranted.  If you are looking for any kind of resource or information that is not provided below, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@aivt.org. For this resource page on our website, click here. For the latest news and […]

Governor Phil Scott Highlights Measures to Help Support Workers, Families and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

[Note:  Following Friday’s press conference, the Small Business Administration approved Vermont’s request to authorize relief loans, meaning small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans, offering up to $2 million in assistance per business.  See related post here.] From the Governors press conference today: At […]