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Governor Scott issues order on travel and lodging restrictions

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:52am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today ordered additional restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont and announced additional guidance for the lodging industry to enhance compliance with his Stay Home, Stay Safe order. This new order directs residents and non-residents coming from outside the state for anything other than an essential purpose to home-quarantine for 14 days and strongly discourages travel to Vermont by those located in COVID-19 “hot spots.”

VBSR Weekly Public Policy Update

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 9:42am -- tim

VBSR Last week was a big one for state and federal action on the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of Governor Scott's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, legislators passed a package of bills to help bolster our state's healthcare system while expanding access to unemployment benefits for vulnerable Vermonters. Meanwhile in Washington, House and Senate legislators advanced their third COVID-19 response package that promises to bring nearly $2 billion to Vermont's recovery efforts. In the face of this growing crisis, VBSR remains committed to providing businesses with the tools they need to endure, giving up to date coverage and analysis of the latest coronavirus relief bills, and continuing to serve as a voice for Vermont's socially responsible business community.

VDH COVID-19 Update: Cases increase by 24 to 235, no deaths

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 2:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health reported Sunday afternoon that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 increased by 24 and there are now 235 cases. There were no new deaths. Vermonters are being asked to stay home as much as possible to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Please leave for essentials only, such as food, and keep a safe distance of six feet between yourself and others. This will help slow the spread of the virus and protect people who are more vulnerable. 

Northfield Savings updates branch services

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 2:31pm -- tim

Northfield Savings Bank This is to alert you that Northfield Savings Bank branch lobby service remains closed and we are no longer scheduling branch appointments as of Wednesday, March 25. Branches will operate drive-up services with expanded hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, with the exception of 160 College Street in Burlington and 2 North Main Street in Randolph.

Community Bank NA availability and COVID-19 policy

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 2:25pm -- tim

Mark Tryniski, President & Chief Executive Officer, Community Bank NA We continue to serve our customers through our drive-thrus, ATMs and night drops. We recommend our customers take advantage of convenient onlinemobile and phone banking services available 24/7. Additionally, our customers can open new deposit accounts or apply for personal loans online.

New Xfinity offer helps university students stay connected during COVID-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:09pm -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine With universities closing campuses and resorting to online-only courses for the remainder of the semester, many students across the country are displaced and left without the internet connection they need to finish out the year, or in some cases, graduate. We understand the value of being connected during times like these and want to help these students left without access.

UVM Health Network COVID-19 update

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:46am -- tim

by John R Brumsted, MD, President and CEO, The University of Vermont Health Network Sometimes, the simplest tools are among the most effective. That principle applies even amid the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to underscore a key message you’ve been hearing — when you stay home, you’ll slow the spread of this virus and protect your loved ones — especially the most vulnerable. And you’ll be helping to ensure that our health care providers, including the affiliates of the UVM Health Network, are prepared to serve our communities.

KeyBank supporting those impacted by COVID-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine KeyBank, with branches across, Vermont, is detailing several steps it has taken to help support its clients facing economic hardship due to the spread of COVID-19. In addition to financial programs already in place, KeyBank announced it will defer payment for at least 90 days for clients facing economic hardship due to the spread of COVID-19.

Vermont National Guard to operate COVID-19 testing site in Putney

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Health, in collaboration with the medical division of the National Guard Civil Support Team, is setting up an additional COVID-19 patient test site at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. This site is being established to provide additional testing capacity for people who have a referral from their health care provider.