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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.

ACCD issues sector-specific business guidance related to Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 4:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has announced sector-specific guidance related to Governor Phil Scott’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order. The guidance is intended to help Vermont businesses determine if some or all of their in-person business operations fall under the exemptions for those entities critical to public health and safety or economic and national security.

Sanders: What you need to know about the federal stimulus package

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:39am -- tim

US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) The federal stimulus package goes a long way in providing relief to the working families of this country who are struggling during this unprecedented economic crisis. Let me be clear: this is not the bill I would have written. But, I'm proud to have worked with my colleagues to prioritize workers and small businesses over billionaires and massive corporations.