COVID 19 Resources
Our industry takes the safety of its employees and clients very seriously and the VNLA wants to help everyone deal with the ever-changing and evolving situation. We will monitor new developments, protocols, regulations, and guidance centered around COVID-19 and share with our industry professionals. Updates to this page will continue as information becomes available.
- VT Health Department Hotline: 802-863-7240; for up-to-date information visit this link
- Vermont 2-1-1 for phone/text support. This is an information and referral site.
- VT Stay Home/Stay Safe Executive Order Addendum 6- 3/24/20
- State of Vermont Unemployment Benefits Application
- VT Public Safety Emergency Management link
- VT Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response
- CDC updates: visit this link
- VT Digger COVID 19 email sign-up list
- What to do if you are sick CDC Guidelines
- FDA Food Service Guidelines
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued guidance, as well as information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The SBA is working with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the virus. If you are a Vermont small business being affected right now, contact the SBA district office at 802-828-4422.
- Vermont Agency of Agriculture COVID-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses.
- Vermont Agency of Agriculture COVID-19 Impact Survey
- Vermont Department of Labor COVID-19 Updates
- Vermont Department of Labor Mass Layoff Resource Page
- Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development has also established a hotline so that businesses may call to report impacts and be directed to resources: (802) 461-5143. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ACCD and the Department of Labor are working to keep you updated whenever new information becomes available. We encourage you to sign-up for ACCD’s Business and Economic Response to COVID-19 Newsletter.
- VT Agency of Commerce Stay Home/Stay Safe Specific Guidance on essential business definitions.
- VT Agency of Commerce Stay Home Stay Safe FAQS for Businesses
- VT NAICS Code Critical Business List
- VT Agency of Commerce Continuation of Operations Form
- Vermont Small Business Development Center
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response
- U.S. Treasury Department, IRS & U.S. Dept. of Labor announce two new refundable payroll tax credits for eligible employers
- U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 FMLA Guidance
- IRS COVID-19 Tax Relief
- UVM Extension Ag Engineering Considerations for Fruit and Vegetable Growers Related to Coronavirus & COVID-19.
- The VT Department of Labor will be issuing guidance for Employers and Employees, including information on the potential impact on unemployment insurance benefits, employee sick-time and other issues as a result of COVID-19. More information and further updates can be found at labor.vermont.gov.
- NOFA VT Covid-19 Response and farmer support.
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- OSHA COVID-19 Information for Companies
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers CDC Recommendations & Response Plan.
- SCORE Resources: How Small Businesses Can Prepare for COVID-19, Small Business
- SCORE Disaster Preparedness (Resources) and Continuity of Your Business.
- Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development COVID page for businesses/employees/unemployment
- SBA’s COVID 19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- VT Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- North Country Federal Credit Union Launches COVID-19 Financial Relief Loans. Existing members of North Country Federal Credit Union whose income is affected by COVID-19 could be eligible to receive loans of up to $5,000.
- VSECU has a Member Emergency Loan Fund and is offering a $2,000 loan with a 24-month loan term and an annual percentage rate APR as low as 0% to help Vermonters cover lost or reduced income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a unique partnership with The Vermont Community Foundation, they are able to expand this loan offering, beyond their membership, to all Vermonters!
- Crisis Textline Text:“Home” to 741741
- Pathways Vermont Support Line: Reach out to your neighbors, connect with your chosen family, and call or text the Pathways Vermont Support Line. Open from 3 PM to 6 AM.Connect with an operator by dialing (833) VT – TALKS / (833) 888 – 2557
- Invest EAP: statewide non-profit serving employees and all household members. Not tied to insurance, and completely free and confidential to you. https://www.investeapcovid19.org/( check your or your partner’s workplace benefits for your own EAP if you don’t have Invest)
- CDC Managing Anxiety and Stress with COVID 19 CDC
- Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak WHO
- National Alliance Mental Illness NAMI
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network