Workplaces and Managing Through an Epidemic

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News on the Coronavirus is changing by the hour, and Vermont workplaces are needing to quickly adapt their internal and external business policies. 
 

​But what does that look like for you in day-to-day operations? Explore our links below for step-by-step instructions, templates for telecommuting arrangements, supports for your staff, and more.

STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE: FAQS for Vermont businesses

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Facts on COVID-19 testing and quarantining in Vermont

April 19, 2020:

Vermonters are being asked to stay home as much as possible to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Please leave for essentials only, such as food and medicine, and keep a safe distance of 6 feet between yourself and others. This will help slow the spread of the virus and protect people who are more vulnerable.

Critical Info from Dept of Health:

  • If you have questions about COVID-19: Dial 211 or 1-866-652-4636.

  • If you are returning from travel, check this list of countries to determine if you need to call Health Department Epidemiology at 802-863-7240.

  • If you are sick or concerned about your health: Contact your health care provider by phone. Do not call the Health Department. Do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.

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Supporting Employees

When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. Your employees are likely experiencing anxiety around health for themselves or loved ones, finances, childcare, and more. 

Some of your employees may be immuno-compromised or live with someone who is. Many Vermonters are in recovery from substance use, depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles. How do you support your employees' physical and mental health while keeping your business running?

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Working From Home

Concerns over containing the spread of the coronavirus and "flattening the curve" is prompting many employers to encourage their employees who can to telework. But employers will want to set expectations, especially for those employees who have not previously worked remotely.

  • Telecommuting agreements

  • How to manage remote workers

  • Tips on how to stay connected as a team

  • Suggestions on apps and websites to use

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