Hope & Gratitude

By Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Spring has arrived in Vermont, the sun is shining, and Governor Scott announced the Vermont Forward Plan, a roadmap to the next few months of reopening the state. Please read through the plan for phased reopening guidelines and a path to normal operations by July 4th.

I am also excited to share that I got my vaccine this week. It was quick and painless. I feel grateful and hopeful that the vaccine will help Vermont return to life as we knew it. I encourage you to get your vaccine as soon as you become eligible. There are several ways that business leaders can help our state recover and reopen faster.

  1. Share the news with your staff when you get vaccinated and encourage them to get vaccinated too when they are eligible.
  2. Provide options like PTO or flex time to allow your employees to get the vaccine or recover from it.
  3. Keep wearing your mask and following health guidelines.

And remember – the Vermont Chamber team is here to help you and your business. Please connect with us any time to share your concerns or ask questions.