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Dear Businesses:
More reopenings were announced on Thursday of last week in New Hampshire.


NONPROFITS - 501c3 nonprofits may begin to apply for the NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund . Applications open June 11 and close June 25.

Effective June 15
Gyms and Fitness Centers  may open at 50% capacity, Bowling Alleys, Indoor Sports,  Amateur Sports
Racetracks may open at 50% capacity
Charitable gaming, Museums, Libraries and Funeral Homes may reopen.

On June 29
Indoor Movie Theaters , Performing Arts Venues and Amusement Parks will be able to reopen. The guidance documents are still in draft form but expected to finalized this week.

The Governor's Reopening Taskforce is also drafting Phase 2 of several sector's guidelines including the Universal Guidelines and Retail Guidelines. We will send out links once those have been adopted.

On June 15, the Stay at Home Order will transistion to a Safer at Home Recommendation. Restrictions of gatherings of less than 10 will be lifted.

PPP Funds Still Available Until June 30
You still have time to access PPP funds until June 30. Contact your local lender. Payback period has now been extended to 24 weeks - see details here .


On Friday, Governor Scott announced his Economic Relief and Recovery Package of $310 million for businesses. Unfortunately, these funds are not yet available pending approval by the Vermont Legislature. Initially this proposal was for over $400 million which the Legislature voted to cut in half.

Vermont businesses are urged to contact your legislators and let them know that businesses need immediate and critical relief. At this time, no plan for distributing these funds has been announced.

On Monday, June 15, Governor Scott extended the State of Emergency to July 15.

UVBA Partners with GRDC to Provide Business Assistance
UVBA has partnered with the Grafton Regional Development Corp and the Small Business Development Center to provide assistance for businesses in the Upper Valley and Sullivan County to navigate the federal and state programs due to Covid19. Our services are open to all businesses in this area. Please contact Tracy at 603-448-1203.

Wednesday, June 17, 2–3:30 pm, online — “Eat, Celebrate, and Sleep.” Vital Communities continues its series of online forums on businesses re-opening during COVID-19 with this session focused on the event industry, including dining, tourism, lodging, entertainment, and more. Learn more  here

Feel free to send your pre-forum questions to Denise Anderson at  [email protected]

Join the forum June 17 at 2:00 pm:
Password: 697685
Meeting ID: 893 4616 6994
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Last Chance to Advertise in Our Community Guide
Our new UVBA Community Guide will be published soon and for those of you who missed out on the display advertising, we still have enhanced business listings available. Download Information Here. Also here is the Distribution Plan .
Back to Business Toolkit for Download
UVBA has put together a BACK to BUSINESS TOOLKIT that includes signs that you can print for your store, a sample reopening plan and guidance on policies for reopening. If you would like posters professionally printed for display, contact Gnomon Copy and reference Back to Business Toolkit.
UVBA Member News & Good News to Share
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