Hello Business Owners of the Deerfield Valley,
Governor Phil Scott announced Monday that retail operations can begin reopening starting Monday, May 18th. In coordination with the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Health, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) will develop and release guidance this week on how the phased restart will work. Stores will be required to follow all health and safety guidelines and will need to limit the number of people in the store to 25% of a store’s maximum legal capacity. As soon as the guidance is provided, we will be sharing it with you.
While the Governor did announce the potential extension of the 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' order, he was optimistic that in the coming days and weeks we would see other sectors receiving guidance to reopen. It will still take some time before we see things back to 'normal', but this is a positive sign that we are headed in the right direction. Careful tracking of case numbers amid the current re-openings will dictate additional allowances moving forward. He will update again tomorrow when he holds his press conference at 11am.
There is still more news of our State and Federal legislators working to ease the forgiveness restrictions on the SBA loans for our small businesses. A great example of this is evidenced below in the letter signed by Senator Leahy and others asking for larger portions of PPP loans to be used for things like rent, utilities, and other obligations. We will continue to monitor these updates and share any additional information with you.
Some updates since last week...
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REMINDER: Deerfield Valley Restaurant Resource Call Tomorrow 11AM
Treasury Provides Updated Guidelines for PPP Loans
Updated COVID-19 Signage for Valley Businesses
Senator Leahy Signs Letter for PPP Forgiveness
Retail Recovery Toolkit from Retail Works Inc.
Web Marketing Series for Specialty Foods Producers
Re-Sending: VT Dept. of Health Signage
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