Business around Vermont are closing and laying off workers as parts of the economy are ordered closed.
Educators are trying to figure out how to teach students remotely and feed thousands who depend on the schools.
The Northfield-based sock maker, which recently opened a new facility in Waterbury, is shutting down through March 27.
Discouraging situations that involve close contact with others is at the heart of the CDC’s strategy for mitigating the rapid spread of the virus.
Establishments must remain closed through April 6. In the meantime, restaurants will be allowed to offer takeout and delivery services.
COVID-19 leads to shortages at major grocery stores throughout the state.
The Guard would be called on to transport food, medical samples and supplies.
Middlebury Snow Bowl, which is part of Middlebury College, will also shut down for the season on Sunday.
The four state colleges and the small Craftsbury school are the latest institutions to switch to remote instruction models in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Officials are trying to figure out the best course of action in the face of the coronavirus.
UVM, Champlain, St. Mike’s and Vermont Law are planning to switch to online teaching after spring break. Norwich, for now, is extending its break by a week.
The effects of the coronavirus epidemic is expected to be felt in businesses large and small. Some, like FulFlex, a Brattleboro elastic manufacturer that makes the straps for medical masks, even expect growth.
Students were told to pack their belongings and find a way to leave a week early, this Friday, for spring break. And the remainder of the term will be conducted remotely.
‘I don’t think what we have learned in the past two years could be taught in a four-year degree.’