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June 1, 2020:  Libraries, galleries, museums, theaters and other indoor arts, culture and entertainment organizations may restart in-person operations.  For details click here.

June 1, 2020:  VT Department of Health, Agency of Education and Department of Children and Families announces health and safety guidance for childcare centers. For details click here.

May 29, 2020:  Hair salons and barber shops may reopen.  For details click here.

May 24, 2020:  Religious facilities and places of worship may resume operations.  For details click here.

May 22, 2020:  Restaurants may offer outdoor dining services.  For details click here.

May 22, 2020:  Effective May 22, campgrounds, RV Parks and Seasonal Resorts may resume limited operationsFor details click here.

May 19, 2020:  VT Agency of Commerce Announces Guidelines Professional Services (including attorneys, accountants, realtors, non-profit workers, and municipal workers), Yard Sales and Swimming Facilities.  To read the guidance click here.

May 13, 2020:  VT Agency of Commerce Announces Guidance for Limited Reopening of Retail.  To read the guidance click here.

Downloadable Sign for Businesses

Click here to download “Keep Our Town Safe” Sign – PDF


Resources for Employers

For information on financial resources and business support click on the links below.

•  U.S. Small Business Administration:  www.sba.gov
•  Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development:   www.accd.vermont.gov
•  Vermont Department of Labor:  www.labor.vermont.gov
•  Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation:  www.brattleborodevelopment.com/covid-19

Mandatory Health and Safety Training – VT Occupational and Health Administration

All businesses, nonprofit and government entities in operation must complete and document the mandatory Vermont Occupational and Health Administration (VOSHA) health and safety training by May 4, 2020.  To find more information and the training documents visit the VOSHA website by clicking here.

Resources for Employees

To learn how to file an unemployment insurance claim click on the links below.

•  Vermont Department of Labor
    •  To file an unemployment claim click here.
    •  Information for self-employed and independent contractors click here 

Community Resources

•  Town of Brattleboro:   To get updates on Town government activity click here.
•  United Way of Windham County:  To get assistance or to help your neighbors click here.
•  Brattleboro Area Mutual Aid:  To get assistance or to help your neighbors click here.
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Windham Regional Commission:  To find Windham Region COVID-19 Resource List click here.

State & Federal Government

•  Gov. Phil Scott:  www.governor.vermont.gov
•  Senator Patrick Leahy:  www.leahy.senate.gov
•  Senator Bernie Sanders:  www.sanders.senate.gov
•  Congressman Peter Welch:  welch.house.gov

Health Information

•  Brattleboro Memorial Hospital:  www.bmhvt.org
•  Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:  www.cdc.gov
•  Vermont Department of Health:  www.healthvermont.gov

Updates from the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce

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