Economic Recovery Bridge Program Opens to Additional Businesses

As of July 7, 2021, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) is expanding eligibility for its Economic Recovery Bridge Program.  With this change, ACCD is now accepting applications from organizations that have received prior State of Federal assistance. Under the expanded guidelines, organizations that can demonstrate; 1) a 2020 tax loss; and 2) that the organization suffered […]

VOSHA Outlines Top 10 Recommendations Relating to COVID-19

VOSHA posted earlier this week the following memo for Vermont employers with non-health care or institutional type worksites.  You can click here for the memo online, and click here for a related post on new OSHA guidelines, and if you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at info@aivt.org. To: Vermont Employers […]

ACCD/VOSHA Briefing on Changing Workplace Guidance for Vermont Employers

On June 8 ACCD and VOSHA provided an online briefing requested by AIV for Vermont employers on changing state and federal COVID guidance and requirements. See related post here on recent state and federal changes. The one hour briefing included informational slides and prepared Q&A.  It was also recorded and additional Q&A took place during […]

Vermont Business Vaccine Clinics

If Vermont businesses are interested in creating pop-up clinics for their employees or customers or in having a vaccination booth at an upcoming event, please submit your information through the Vaccine Clinic Registration Form (click here).  The information you provide through these web forms will help the Health Department assess the resources needed and if […]

Economic Recovery Bridge Program

Opening on June 7, the Economic Recovery Bridge Program is expected to deliver $30 million in financial relief to businesses who have not received state and federal funding due to eligibility constraints and to businesses who can show a continued loss of revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a webinar on the […]

State and Federal COVID Guidance for Workplaces Continues to Evolve | Opportunities for Employer Input and Further Guidance, Including Upcoming Online Meeting with Agencies

The following provides a brief overview of changing COVID guidance and requirements at the federal and state levels, as well as information about opportunities to learn more about compliance and implementation issues and guidance from the state, including an online town hall meeting with state agencies scheduled for June 8. Federal and State Changes So […]

Vermont’s Workplace Guidance and Requirements Are Not Changed by Today’s Mask Announcement

As you might know, the Governor has announced significant loosening of Vermont’s mask requirements for those who are vaccinated following a related announcement from the CDC. However, it is very important to note that this does not change Vermont’s masking, distancing, or other guidance and requirements for employers, their employees, and the workplace. State authorities […]

ACTION ALERT | Update on Legislation Impacting UI Benefits and Taxes; Employer Engagement Now Focuses on the House

The Senate last week passed S.10, legislation impacting UI benefits and taxes, with amendments.  The bill is now pending review and action in the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, which could take the legislation up as soon as next week. Current Provisions and Issues The bill includes a number of provisions, some of which […]

Vermont Forward Plan Announced, Universal Guidance for Businesses, Travel Updates

Governor Phil Scott has released the Vermont Forward reopening plan to help Vermonters and local businesses see the path for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings. The plan was developed by the Department of Health, the Department of Public Safety, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and uses […]