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Vermont joins fight for COVID-19 emergency relief for federal student loan borrowers

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan today joined a coalition of 27 attorneys general in calling on the US Department of Education to provide federal student loan borrowers with emergency measures to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the coalition asks the US Department of Education to take specific steps to protect borrowers from further financial burden and debt collection due to job losses and lost wages.

Health officials caution against using non-approved drugs for COVID-19 treatment

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As reports appear in the news of certain drugs being potentially used for treatment or prevention of COVID-19, the Vermont Department of Health strongly urges caution. At this time, the Food and Drug Administration has not approved any drugs specifically for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Weekly unemployment claims spike to nearly 4,000

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:17pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont unemployment insurance claims spiked as expected last week. The state had lagged well behind the federal government in the number claims just the prior week. But with Governor Scott's order to at first close all restaurants and now all non-essential workers have been ordered home, the claims are expected to mirror the spike in federal numbers, which increased by more than 3 million.

Outdoor recreation in Vermont: Healthy options during COVID-19

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors close to home and connecting with nature is an excellent way to help maintain our mental and physical health.  Engaging in our favorite outdoor recreation activity – hiking, camping, fishing, biking, hunting or walking in nature – does wonders for our health and well-being. No matter how you enjoy the outdoors, we urge you to practice effective “social distancing” and other measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep you, your family and your community safe.

Peck to report annual 2019 earnings results on March 30

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:47pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Peck Company Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: PECK), a leading commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has announced that it will report earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019, on Monday, March 30, 2020, after the closing of the market. The Company will host a conference call to discuss financial results on the same day at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Command center under way for Washington and Northern Orange counties

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, March 23, the Washington and Northern Orange Counties Regional Response Command Center (WNOC-RRCC) officially became operational. WNOC-RRCC is a unique, unified regional collaboration of local community wellness and support services formed to act as the county-level response center to assist in the coordination and action of local efforts to support vulnerable populations during the COVOD-19 pandemic.

Top 10 family projects to connect with nature & plants

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 3:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At an unpredictable time for all of us, KidsGardening wants to share ‘tried and true’ plant-based activities that are joyful for any age and don’t involve any screen time. The Burlington-based national nonprofit reaches close to half of a million educators, parents and volunteers with free online gardening educational resources and activities.