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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.

Week 11 - Leonine Legislative Update: COVID-19 help

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 9:08am -- tim

Leonine Public Affairs According to the Vermont Department of Health, the number of Vermonters infected by COVID-19 grew exponentially this week. As of Friday afternoon, 184 people have tested positive for the virus, and 10 people have died. As the number of those affected continues to grow, the administration and the legislature have been working around the clock to enact measures designed to slow the spread of the virus and help Vermonters cope with the impacts of the pandemic. 

Scott: Continuity crucial as schools pivot to remote learning

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 5:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott Thursday ordered the dismissal of in-person instruction at all Vermont schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This latest decision extends the order Scott issued on March 18 calling for the temporary dismissal of preK-12 schools through April 6. Remote learning now will begin April 13.

Governor Scott address on closing schools for the year

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 5:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine At a press conference Friday, Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration provided an update on the governor’s directive to dismiss schools for in-person instruction for the remainder of 2019-2020 school year. “The education of our kids, along with the bonding and learning experiences they get at school, are incredibly important, so I fully understand and appreciate the impact this will have on our kids individually and families across Vermont,” said Governor Scott. “But from my vantage point, I believe it’s the right decision because it’s for the health of our kids, communities and the entire state. That’s why we’re doing this—to keep people safe, to slow the spread and to save lives.”