A St. Johnsbury coffee shop has encouraged, though not mandated, that customers wear masks. The owner said she is grateful that most of her customers understand that, if one of her employees tests positive, she must close.
The Free Press, once Vermont’s largest news organization, is the latest to pull back on its print product.
Merrill Lynch was one of several financial firms that regulators alleged should have known that accounts were being used to defraud foreign investors in Jay Peak.
The Scott administration wants to double the funding for the program and either pay people before they move or grant the money before they move and pay once they have moved.
Last week, 86 employees of the Killington and Pico ski resorts tested positive for Covid-19. No additional employee cases have since been confirmed, according to the Vermont Department of Health.
One pharmacist noticed the tests becoming largely unavailable once the federal and Vermont governments started distributing them for free. Another noticed the shortage starting in October, when the tests became generally available to the public.
Some of Vermont’s labor unions worry that shortening the isolation period for people with asymptomatic Covid-19 could do more harm than good. Businesses disagree and say they want uniform guidance.
The program, called the Remote Worker Relocation Program, reimbursed up to $10,000 in relocation expenses to people who moved to Vermont to work from home.
“Sometimes we get mail,” said a business owner in Bennington. “We go through long periods of time when there’s no mail being delivered.”
“The phones are ringing off the hook, and people are really trying to get their orders out there, and we’re doing our best to get it out there in a timely manner,” one business owner said.