Mask Mandate Signage Available

ACCD has signage available for businesses, organizations and partners to help inform patrons and the public that masks will be required beginning August 1, both indoors and outside, when physical distancing is not possible.  Click here. The signage options also include posters to help explain why it is important to wear a mask and are part of […]

Governor Scott Sets September 8 as State-Wide School Opening Date

Governor Scott has signed a Directive officially setting Tuesday, September 8 as the universal reopening date for Vermont schools (click here). The directive requires all public and independent schools to open for in-person or remote instruction on September 8, with an exception for schools primarily serving students with disabilities, which can restart operations prior to […]

Upcoming Webinars

The following webinars are provided by AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute:  US Customs & Border Protection’s USMCA Center webinar to discuss USMCA implementation. July 20 at 3:00 pm. Click here to register. What’s Next for Manufacturing? The Implications: Rethinking Supply Chains and Reshoring. July 21 […]

Legislation Expanding Presumptions for Workers’ Compensation Liability for COVID-19 Signed into Law | Employers Strongly Encouraged to Document Compliance with Workplace Safety Guidance

S.342, which creates a rebuttable presumption, under certain conditions, that COVID-19 is a compensable workplace illness across all sectors, has been signed into law.  Although potentially applicable to all workplaces, the law defines “front-line” workers, who would have the stronger presumption, while employers of non “front-line” workers would have more options to avoid or overcome […]

Upcoming Webinars

The following webinars are being hosted by AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM and the Manufacturing Leadership Council: The CFO & CSCO: Partnering for Post-COVID Supply Chain Performance and Optimization. July 15 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here for more information and to register. The Recovery: How Manufacturers are Bouncing Back as […]

Reminder: Updated Check-In on Status, Needs, Questions, and Recommendations

To help AIV serve Vermont’s industrial and business community, we ask that you take a moment to complete our updated and revised survey regarding the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on your business, assistance you need, questions you want addressed, and suggestions or recommendations you have to share from your experiences.  Please note that this survey […]

Reminder: Vermont Employer Mask/Face Covering Survey

AIV and other business organizations are working together to survey Vermont’s employers to help identify employer masks/face coverings and other personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in the state.  The purpose of this survey is to help quantify use, demand (current and future), and supply of masks/face coverings to help inform ongoing efforts to assist Vermont […]

Reminder: Vermont Department of Health and CDC Guidance on Responding to Positive COVID-19 Tests for Employees

The Vermont Department of Health has posted a two-page guide with links to resources on what employers should do if employees test positive for COVID-19.  Some of the information provided includes: What information employers can begin collecting right away upon learning that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19 (even before hearing from the Department […]

Legislation Passes Expanding Workers’ Compensation Presumptions for COVID-19 | Employer Compliance with ACCD Guidance Critical

The Legislature rushed to pass S.342 in the closing days before recessing Friday until August 25.  The bill would create a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable workplace illness across all sectors, although the bill defines “front-line” workers who would have the stronger presumption, while employers of non “front-line” workers would have more options […]