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 […]

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 […]

CDC Issues New Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers

The CDC has issued new interim guidance for critical infrastructure workers who have faced a potential exposure to COVID-19 through a household contact or have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case. The CDC advises “critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to return to work following potential exposure to COVID-19 provided they remain […]

National Webinar on Resiliency Strategies for Manufacturers Wednesday

NAM and the Manufacturing Leadership Council are hosting a webinar Wednesday, April 8, at 2:00 pm EDT on how manufacturers can navigate disruptions to working arrangements around the world and the ever-changing expectations of customers, employees and governments during the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar will be an opportunity to get helpful insights on everything from […]

Video from National Webinar on Employee Safety

A recording of a recent webinar hosted by our national allies at NAM and the Manufacturing Leadership Council discussing the best ways to mitigate the risk to a company’s workforce, limit the spread of COVID-19, and help ensure that critical manufacturing operations can continue is available can be reviewed by clicking here, and a related […]

Identifying Critical/Essential Businesses, Addressing Questions and Recommendations

As Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and related guidance have been implemented, updated, and are expected to be extended, there have been many questions about which companies are considered critical/essential, which are not, how criteria have changed or should change, and more. To help identify the needs and answer the questions of Vermont employers […]