*This post will be regularly updated
The BBA, in partnership with the Church Street Marketplace and CEDO are working to compile and continually update COVID-19 resources for businesses. Below is a list of these broken down by city, local, state, and federal resources.
H/T to the Church Street Team for their great work on much of this.
Update the Community on your Operations
Church Street Marketplace Website is regularly updating a list for ALL Burlington restaurant and retail businesses on their operational changes. Continue to send updates and they will be posted.
Seven Days is also developing “Good To-Go Vermont” as a new resource to help find what your favorite eateries are serving up via takeout, delivery or curbside pickup.
City of Burlington COVID-19 Page
Near daily updates of city’s response, Mayor’s video updates, and breakdown of all city department curtailed and maintained services.
Community resources to help Burlington citizens and businesses through these uncertain times. Please call or email at 802-755-7239/[email protected] if you need help finding resources or would like to suggest an addition to this page. This number will be staffed from 8 am – 4:30 pm M-F, and we are striving to get back to everyone within 24 hours.
Water and Electric Will Not be Shut Off
The City has ensured all municipal services (water and electric) will not be terminated for non-payment of delinquent water and electric bills. They are also offering late payment forgiveness for water and electric bills.
Keeping Your Business Safe
The BPD is dedicated to keeping your businesses safe during this time. They will continue with all usual patrols. However, to help them out all merchants should email Lt. Wade Labrecque [email protected]org with landline of store, primary contact if no one in store, and secondary contact if primary can’t be reached.
Local and Member Business Resources
Stay up to date on Parking and Transportation at ParkBurlington.com
How to Help Your Employees
The Department of Labor has multiple resources to help you assist your employees through this difficult time.
Share the Impact You are Facing
Please continue to share the impacts COVID19 has had on your business via the Agency Business Impact Form , which will help the ACCD assess the full impact as they work toward solutions.
Essential Business Questions
Commercial entities, non-profits, employers and others with questions about the acceptable continuation of business operations should contact the Agency of Commerce and Community Development via this online form.
Advice for Business Interruption Insurance Coverage
The Department of Financial Regulation has posted new Business Income Insurance Guidance. Details will vary from policy to policy, so if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please contact your insurance agent or broker.
The VT Attorney General’s Office has posted resources for COVID19 FAQs including Workplace Guidance for Employers and Employees, Price Gouging, Landlord-Tenant and Foreclosures, and Heating Fuel, Propane and Other Utilities.
Important information from the SBA on the CARES Act can be found HERE
Help Our Mail Carriers
The US Postal Service will hold your mail – however it is of great help to them if you can fill out this form so that the carriers aren’t forced to carry your mail around unnecessarily.
Senate Passes Emergency Relief Fund
We will be working with CEDO to understand what assistance is coming down the pipeline for you all. We will have an update and more clarification for you soon.