Five complaints were filed with the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the three months before 27 people tested positive for the coronavirus.
However, the states around Vermont — particularly New York, Massachusetts and the province of Quebec — are in the midst of another surge in cases. Confirmed cases in the Northeast rose 47 percent in the past week.
Twenty-six workers at Champlain Orchards in Shoreham tested positive for the coronavirus. ‘There is no known risk to the public,’ Vermont’s health commissioner said.