A collection of resources aimed at providing support for farmers, businesses and organizations in the food system during COVID-19.
Food facilities, like other work establishments, need to follow protocols set by local and state health departments, which may vary depending on the amount of community spread of COVID-19 in a particular area. We encourage coordination with health officials for all businesses so that timely and accurate information can guide appropriate responses in each location where they have operations.
The Vermont Department of Labor has created guidance that addresses some of the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please follow the link for more information on labor relations, including temporary layoffs and partial or full unemployment benefits.
The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) continues to assess and respond to the community impacts of COVID-19 on Vermont businesses. To stay informed whenever new information becomes available, sign-up for the COVID-19 Economic and Community Response Newsletter.
This FEMA fact sheet provides guidance on the types of emergency protective measures that may be eligible under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program in accordance with the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration in order to ensure that resource constraints do not inhibit efforts to respond to this unprecedented disaster.
The Department of Financial Regulation has posted new Business Income Insurance Guidance. Details will vary from policy to policy, so if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please contact your insurance agent or broker.
If your business is looking for technical assistance, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is providing various resources to help support small business during the COVID-19 outbreak. VtSBDC's team of advisors is actively working remotely to help you navigate this crisis.