Governor Scott Outlines an Approach for the Phased Restart of the Vermont Economy | Action Alert: Input Requested for Manufacturing and Other Businesses

Governor Scott today outlined an approach for the phased restart of Vermont’s economy, emphasizing the state’s modeling indicates initial steps can be taken while the Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect.  To begin to execute this strategy, Governor Scott signed an addendum to Executive Order 01-20 that institutes new health and safety requirements […]

Access Recent COVID-19 Webinars for Manufacturers and Other Employers

The following are links to access recent webinars facilitated or hosted by our national allies at NAM: Economics During COVID-19: Impact and Cash Flow Practices A recording of an April 15 webinar featuring NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray and directors from BKD reviewing the current state of the economy as well as a cash flow […]

EIDL and PPP Halted Owing to Exhaustion of Funding; Congressional Action for More Funding Pending

The Small Business Administration is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program including EIDL Advances based on available appropriations funding and the SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding. Applicants who have already […]

Trade Update | Webinar Notice from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided courtesy of AIV member A.N. Deringer: A.N. Deringer would like to invite you to a special webinar: US-China Trade in a Time of Crisis. COVID-19 continues to be a global health pandemic. While the spread of the coronavirus in China has slowed, the economic consequences have been devastating for the Chinese […]

Support for Food System Businesses

Businesses tied to Vermont’s food system have multiple resources available to them during this challenging time. Farmers with extra produce to sell, dairy farms in need of backup milkers, and working lands businesses can all find help through these resources:  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Farms & Markets offers a farm/food business impact form for businesses to share the […]

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation Requires Insurers to Cover COVID-19 Diagnosis and Treatment with No Cost Sharing

The Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) has announced an emergency regulation requiring commercial insurers to waive cost-sharing requirements, such as co-payments, coinsurance or deductible requirements, for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. The emergency regulation is retroactive to March 13, 2020, the date that Governor Scott declared a State of Emergency. The emergency regulation applies […]