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 […]

ANR Guidance on Environmental Enforcement; Feedback Requested

ANR last week issued new environmental enforcement and permit compliance guidance in conjunction with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. This guidance will expire at the end of the Governor’s state of emergency declaration.  Click here to review the guidance. AIV will be following up with ANR regarding compliance and enforcement issues and accommodation during […]

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 […]

Monitoring Global Essential Business Guidance

Our national allies at NAM continue to closely monitor global actions that affect manufacturers’ ability to operate around the world, with a particular focus on Mexico and Canada. Mexico has released a decree (click here) that defines a narrow set of industries and activities as essential in Mexico, resulting in considerable uncertainty for the supply […]

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 […]

Critical Guidance for Companies Operating or Planning for Return to Operation

If you are continuing operations as a critical/essential business, or if you are planning for the eventual resumption of operations while COVID-19 remains an ongoing concern, it is important to review key guidelines for safe operations.  Below are some key resources.  You should also review the Best Practices links which can be found at the […]

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 […]